Wet Foot, Dry Foot: Cuban Refugees Halted at Nicaraguan Border


“Recognize yourself in he and she who are not like you and me.” ― Carlos Fuentes

 

Standoff at the border. Álvaro Sánchez/The Tico Times

Standoff at the border.
Álvaro Sánchez/The Tico Times

The scene at the Costa Rica/Nicaragua border this past weekend is reminiscent of a Syrian refugee camp, but on a much smaller scale with about 2,000 Cuban refugees who are walking to the U.S. hoping for permanent residency.

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