Massive March of Nicaraguans in San Jose, Costa Rica (Photos)

The demonstrators marched through several streets in San Jose before arriving at the Plaza de la Democracia [Democracy Square]. Photo: EFE / Niu

Thousands of exiled Nicaraguans went out on the streets of the Costa Rican capital to mark nine months since the protests began in Nicaragua and to demand the resignation of Daniel Ortega.


(Confidencial Niu)

HAVANA TIMES – Thousands of Nicaraguans went out onto the streets of San Jose, Costa Rica, on Sunday, January 20, to demand an end to the repression and the immediate resignation of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo.

Some five thousand Nicaraguans marched from the metropolitan park known as La Sabana, down the principal streets of San Jose, to gather in the Plaza de la Democracia, calling for a new Nicaragua.

The demonstrators with their blue-and-white flags and protest signs held high came out to ask that the country they were forced to leave be freed from the dictatorship.  Almost all of them had been forced to flee to Costa Rica because of the crisis that has engulfed Nicaragua since April 18 of last year. They marched on Sunday to demonstrate the unity and strength of the exile group.

With signs that said “Long live free Nicaragua!” “Long live our fallen heroes!” and “Long live our political prisoners!” the demonstrators looked for a way to make their voices heard.

“We want our brothers and sisters in Nicaragua to know that we lift our voices and muster our strength from exile to say that we’re going to take the steps toward freedom. Nicaragua won’t succumb to the pressures of Ortega and Rosario Murillo,” declared Marianella Castilla, a member of the organization.

The group known as Grand Unity of Nicaraguans in Exile indicated that they decided to join together to protest for the freedom of Nicaragua because “it’s the moment to show the dictator that wherever there’s a Nicaraguan community, there’s unity, there’s strength, there’s faith, and above all the desire to see our country free,” expressed one of the pronouncements.

In addition, the demonstrators demanded of Ortega his “immediate departure from power, because he’s a president without a people. We reject his rule, we don’t want him in power anymore,” Castilla emphasized. 

Below, we share the best images from the march:




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7 thoughts on “Massive March of Nicaraguans in San Jose, Costa Rica (Photos)

  • Puro ignorancia! Primero hay más nicaragüenses que Zanates en Costa Rica. No es justo a cierran las calles y joder la gente con esta problema. Con tantos nicaragüenses que avisan en el país antes de esta proclamado “crisis” hay más que suficientes para sacar Ortega de la fuerza. Si quieran refugio, ya tienen. Pero no es derecho para hacer disp#@%e en la calle. Más bien es un insulto!

  • People,you know what must be done,,,and this is not it,,,,each and every one of you,,,contact t your militery leader’s tell them to take control of your country, arrest the top sande people,,,nothing short of this will accomplish anything,,,,blocking streets in yet another country,,,have you no decency,,,,stop bothering other people with your problem,,,go fix this yourself,,you allowed it to happen yet again,,,,no one else is to blame.

  • De la Unica forma q regresen es q El Dictador de Ortega Renuncie Al Poder
    Por esa Razon es q Los paises Democraticos deben de Poner Presion Junto Al Valiente Pueblo Nicaraguense
    Para q Renuncie la familia Ortega y deje q El Pueblo sea Libre …

  • Tu no save q si El Dictador se va se llama a una Nuevas Elecciones Libres
    y Democraticos ,deberias de pensar un piquito hantes de hablar okey ??

  • Dios quiera que SI see arregke pero para los nuevos jovenes de estos dias nunca estaran Felice’s.

  • Señores y señoras la gente dice que se valla el presidente bueno me gustaria saber quien va a mandar el pais o quieren que los extrajeros mande porfavor piense dejemo la ignorancia atras.

  • Ojala se arregle la situacion en ese pais, para que puedan regresarce.

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