The 222 Nicaraguans who were sent to the U.S. after being freed from prison are facing many hardships as they try to build lives in the United States. Léonce Byimana, CVT director of U.S. clinical programs, told reporter Paulina Villegas that “almost two-thirds of the former prisoners suffer from physical or mental health issues. Byimana added that while many of the dissidents are struggling with anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, the organization has had trouble finding medical care for them.” He adds that the former prisoners are struggling to meet basic needs: “They are basically surviving.”
For exiled Nicaraguans, freedom rings hollow in the U.S.
The Washington Post