Nicaragua reinforces security at Costa Rican embassy

10:21, November 16, 2010      

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The Nicaraguan government Monday bolstered security at the Costa Rican embassy as a preventive measure amid simmering tensions between the two countries.

The government also denied the existence of xenophobic campaigns against Costa Rican citizens living in the country.

The move came three days after the Nicaraguan embassy in San Jose, Costa Rica's capital, was attacked by Molotov bombs. No casualties or damages were reported.

Also on Monday, Nicaraguan civil and student groups said they will hold a march on Tuesday to demand "peace and defense of the national sovereignty."

Despite the tensions, hundreds of Nicaraguans went to the Costa Rican consulate in Managua as usual during the day, requesting visas to enter that country, where thousands of their compatriots are working in farming, construction and cleaning businesses.

The organizers of the march said there is no plan to hold public protest near the consulate.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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