As a prosperous country, Costa Rica is a popular destination for migrants. Nicaraguans in particular go there in search of a better life. One of them is the 26-year-old rapper Douglas “Transformer” Contreras. After years of criminal activity, he has settled in the Costa Rican capital San José to begin a new life.

 

This story is part of Via Panam, Kadir van Lohuizen’s project about migration in the Americas.

Via Panam, migration in the America's, Costa Rica
Via Panam, migration in the America's, Costa Rica
Via Panam, Nicaragua
Via Panam, Colombia
Via Panam, migration in the America's, Costa Rica
Via Panam, migration in the America's, Costa Rica
Via Panam, Nicaragua
Via Panam, migration in the America's, Costa Rica
Via Panam, migration in the America's, Costa Rica
Via Panam, Colombia
Via Panam, Nicaragua
Via Panam, Nicaragua
Via Panam, Nicaragua
Via Panam, Nicaragua