Nicaragua-Costa Rica coronavirus dispute stalls hundreds of trucks at border

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Published May 23, 2020, 1:52 AM

By Reuters

PENAS BLANCAS, Costa Rica – Hundreds of freight trucks were stuck on the border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua on Friday as the two countries remain locked in a squabble over measures to contain the coronavirus.

Trucks are parked in a queue at the border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua, after Nicaragua’s government closed the border for freight traffic, during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Penas Blancas, Costa Rica May 21, 2020. (REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate/MANILA BULLETIN)

A queue of trucks from across Central America, which a Reuters witness estimated at nearly 1,000 vehicles, sat waiting on both sides of the Penas Blancas border post.

Costa Rica has criticized Nicaragua for what some have called a

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