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Costa Rica President Solís advocates for migrants at UN General Assembly
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Costa Rica President Solís advocates for migrants at UN General Assembly

L. Arias - September 21, 2016

President Luis Guillermo Solís urged members of the United Nations on Tuesday evening to find ways to ensure protection of refugees' and migrants' human rights — at a…

Solís touts Costa Rica’s treatment of migrants, refugees
Central America
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Central America
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Solís touts Costa Rica’s treatment of migrants, refugees

Patricia Guadalupe - August 23, 2016

WASHINGTON — Speaking to an overflow crowd in Washington D.C., Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solís addressed the issue of immigration in the Central American country, saying…

Costa Rica frets as Panama allows migrants to cross border
Colombia
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Colombia
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Costa Rica frets as Panama allows migrants to cross border

AFP - August 11, 2016

SAN JOSÉ -- Costa Rica expressed "concern" Wednesday about neighboring Panama's decision to allow migrants to cross their common border, as it struggles with thousands of migrants…

Cuban migrants in Colombia await deportation
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Colombia
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Cuban migrants in Colombia await deportation

Raúl Arboleda | AFP - August 4, 2016

TURBO, Colombia — Hundreds of Cubans stranded in northwest Colombia have been left facing deportation after the government adopted emergency measures against illegal migration following a massive U.S.-bound influx.…

Colombia announces tough measures to battle migrant crisis
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Colombia
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Colombia announces tough measures to battle migrant crisis

AFP - August 3, 2016

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — Colombia will undertake emergency measures against illegal migration, including deporting thousands of Cuban and other migrants and reinforcing its borders following a massive influx of…

Migrants flowing through is likely Costa Rica’s new normal, minister says
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Costa Rica
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Migrants flowing through is likely Costa Rica’s new normal, minister says

The Tico Times - June 10, 2016

Since November 2015, Costa Rica has found itself in the path of an unprecedented northbound flow of migrants from Cuba, Africa, South Asia, Haiti and elsewhere. Communications…

Panama to send 3,800 US-bound Cubans to Mexico
Cuban migrants
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Cuban migrants
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Panama to send 3,800 US-bound Cubans to Mexico

AFP - May 9, 2016

PANAMA CITY — Panama has reached a deal to transfer nearly 4,000 U.S.-bound Cubans stranded on its territory to Mexico, an official said on Sunday, but added…

Cuban migrants storm Costa Rica-Panama border demanding to pass
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Costa Rica
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Cuban migrants storm Costa Rica-Panama border demanding to pass

The Tico Times - April 13, 2016

More than 1,000 mostly Cuban migrants blocked traffic and forcibly crossed the border into Costa Rica Wednesday morning, demanding that Costa Rica and Nicaragua let them pass through…

Costa Rica pushes greater regional cooperation on Cuban, African migration
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Costa Rica pushes greater regional cooperation on Cuban, African migration

The Tico Times - April 13, 2016

Barely a month after Costa Rica concluded a massive airlift of Cuban migrants stranded in the country, regional leaders gathered in San José on Tuesday to address persistent problems…

Costa Rica doubles police presence at Panama border to curb illegal immigration
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica doubles police presence at Panama border to curb illegal immigration

L. Arias - April 1, 2016

Recent apprehensions of large groups of undocumented migrants plus the continued arrival of Cuban citizens just across the border in Panama have prompted Costa Rican authorities to tighten border…