Nicaragua responds to Costa Rica COVID testing by closing border

On Monday, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega announced his decision to closed the border between Costa Rica and his country. The decision came less than two weeks after Costa Rica implemented a policy requiring all truck drivers entering the country to test negative for COVID-19, according to the Associated Press. Sixty-one truckers tested positive with most … Continue reading Nicaragua responds to Costa Rica COVID testing by closing border

Nicaragua

Map of Nicaragua / Central Intelligence Agency / The World Factbook / Public Domain Introduction The Pacific coast of Nicaragua was settled as a Spanish colony from Panama in the early 16th century. Independence from Spain was declared in 1821 and the country became an independent republic in 1838. Britain occupied the Caribbean Coast in … Continue reading Nicaragua