• Costa Rica Coffee Guide

U.S. woman to be deported after living in airport in Colombia

January 5, 2017

Sure, holiday lines at Juan Santamaría International Airport might make it feel like you’re living at the airport occasionally – but can you imagine really taking up residence there?

Colombia announced that it will deport a U.S. citizen who has been living for weeks at El Dorado International Airport in Bogotá after entering the country illegally, according to national immigration authorities, AFP reported.

Louisiana native Tinya Lynn Lewis apparently received help from airport employees and passengers.

Her travel history in Colombia is complicated, according to the wire service: Lewis first entered Colombia illegally in early October 2015, failing to comply with immigration controls on the border with Ecuador.

She was detained on Oct. 12 and deported to the United States, but then traveled through Central America to return to Colombia, local media reported. In December, for reasons that are unclear, she began living in the airport terminal, and was detected by authorities two weeks ago.

Lewis’s deportation is being coordinated with the U.S. Embassy in Colombia, immigration authorities told AFP.

You may be interested

Climate Change Spurring Frog Extinctions: Conservationists
News
2 views
News
2 views

Climate Change Spurring Frog Extinctions: Conservationists

AFP - January 16, 2021

Three Central American frog species have gone extinct and many others may soon follow as their populations are ravaged by…

Rare White Tiger Born at Nicaragua Zoo
News
5 views
News
5 views

Rare White Tiger Born at Nicaragua Zoo

AFP - January 16, 2021

A rare white tiger, named "Nieve" (snow in Spanish) was born at the Nicaragua zoo, and is being raised by…

Costa Rica has administered 25,000 vaccine shots, Caja says
Costa Rica
16151 views
Costa Rica
16151 views

Costa Rica has administered 25,000 vaccine shots, Caja says

The Tico Times - January 15, 2021

Costa Rica’s public-health system has administered nearly 25,000 coronavirus vaccine shots, the Social Security System (Caja) reported. The figure —…