Costa Rica and Nicaragua to form joint border patrol

A joint Costa Rica-Nicaragua border commission will take action to prevent raids across their mutual frontier, top officials from both nations said. Rebels opposing Managua's Marxist-led rule are believed to operate training camps along that border where, Costa Rican officials claim, Nicaraguan soldiers pursuing the rebels have crossed into their territory. Nicaraguan and Costa Rican officials said the commission, inactive since July, will oversee joint security patrols to prevent raids from either side.

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