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Panama drops off Cuban migrants on Costa Rica’s doorstep

Panama officials are denying that they dropped off more than 70 Cuban migrants to the border with Costa Rica.

Costa Rican government applauds U.S. decision to stop ‘wet foot, dry foot’ policy on Cuban migrants

The Costa Rican government gave a thumbs up to the U.S. decision to repeal the 'Wet foot, dry foot' policy for Cuban migrants.

President Solís: ‘If you want to get through a border, you’ll be able to sooner or later’

President Luís Guillermo Solís spoke at length with The Tico Times about immigration issues affecting the region, including Donald Trump's plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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

Panama reached a deal to transfer nearly 4,000 U.S.-bound Cubans stranded on its territory to Mexico and announced Monday that the country would close its southern border with Colombia to Cubans without visas.

Cuban migrants storm Costa Rica-Panama border demanding to pass

President Luis Guillermo Solís, migration and security officials met at Casa Presidencial Wednesday for an emergency meeting following the border protest involving Cuban migrants.

First Cuban airlift direct to Mexico takes off amid controversy over airfare

Costa Rica vehemently denied rumors in Cuban migrant camps that the government was involved in a price-fixing scheme to increase the price of the tickets.

Why some Cuban migrants aren’t trying their chances with smugglers

The bottleneck out of Costa Rica is stretching the patience of Cuban migrants and the Costa Rican government's pocketbook. But some still won't risk it.

Cuban migrant airlift set to continue but could take months

The next plane will leave on Feb. 4 but Cuban migrants could be waiting in shelters for several more months.

First group of weary Cubans reaches US after long trek, long pause in Costa Rica

The first trickle of a group of thousands of Cubans trying to reach the United States crossed the Mexican border into Texas Friday, ending a dangerous, months-long odyssey through the Americas.

Costa Rica declares ‘success’ after first airlift of Cuban migrants

“This is a success for the country,” President Luis Guillermo Solís told reporters. "It demonstrated the generosity of our people."
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