Costa Rica - Nicaragua Border Blocked

It has been reported that the passage of cargo and passengers through the border post of Peñas Blancas is closed due to the crisis caused by the presence of Cuban migrants in the area.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The Costa Rica union of importers reported that between November 16th and 17th several vans loaded with goods are being held up at the border post, waiting for the passage to be opened in both directions.

"... Allan Ulloa, a reporter for Migration, which is on the northern border told CrHoy.com that only some people are passing through on foot, going in both directions, but traffic is closed to all vehicles. "

Crhoy.com adds that "... According to information, 'Cubans in Costa Rican territory are keeping the border closed to buses and passengers, while a long line of trucks on both sides of the border is forming, " lamented the government."



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