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Short-Lived Republic of Airrecu Stirs Nicaragua-Costa Rica Tensions

ISSN:1060-4189
LADB Article ID: 56011
Category/Department: Region
Date: 1995-07-28
By: LADB Staff

A group of Costa Rican families who found themselves living in Nicaragua after an error was discovered in the location of the border declared themselves the Independent Republic of Airrecu on June 26. However, by July 4, the Costa Rican government had relocated most of them to land inside Costa Rica. (Airrecu means friendship in the Maleku language).

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