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Smartphone app for migrants being piloted in Central America, Mexico
Costa Rica
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Smartphone app for migrants being piloted in Central America, Mexico

AFP - September 30, 2017

A smartphone app designed to help migrants safely move through countries is being tested in Central America and Mexico starting this week ahead of a wider roll-out…

5 questions for a Honduran artist
Artists
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Artists
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5 questions for a Honduran artist

The Tico Times - April 8, 2017

Over the years, a number of writers, artists and filmmakers have told the stories of Central American migrants and the challenges they face. However, the latest project from Honduran artist Pável…

Panama drops off Cuban migrants on Costa Rica’s doorstep
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Panama drops off Cuban migrants on Costa Rica’s doorstep

AFP - April 6, 2017

Panamanian officials apparently dropped a group of 71 unwanted Cubans at the Panama-Costa Rica border Thursday in an operation highlighting a pass-the-buck strategy between Central American countries…

VIDEO: New Costa Rican documentary explains forced Central American migration
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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VIDEO: New Costa Rican documentary explains forced Central American migration

The Tico Times - April 4, 2017

Waves of Central American migration toward the United States have been increasing during the past decade, but the root causes are often misunderstood. To tell the untold stories…

Migration issues dominate Tuxtla Summit speeches in Costa Rica
Central America
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Central America
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Migration issues dominate Tuxtla Summit speeches in Costa Rica

L. Arias - March 29, 2017

Immigration and environmental issues were some the main topics of discussion among participants in the XVI Summit of the Tuxtla Mechanism, an international summit that ended Wednesday in the Costa…

First Lady seeks a new role: Costa Rican citizen
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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First Lady seeks a new role: Costa Rican citizen

The Tico Times - March 20, 2017

First Lady Mercedes Peñas Domingo spent part of her weekend in a classroom, but not inaugurating a new project or attending a ceremony. She was taking a…

From Syria to Cartago: One immigrant’s four-generation family business in Costa Rica
Immigration
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Immigration
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From Syria to Cartago: One immigrant’s four-generation family business in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - March 1, 2017

  In 1930, young José Barguil decided to leave his hometown of Maaloula, Syria, in search of a better life – and began a circuitous journey that…

Conozca a Alicia Avilés, la líder inmigrante y perseverante del crecimiento cultural en La Carpio
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Conozca a Alicia Avilés, la líder inmigrante y perseverante del crecimiento cultural en La Carpio

The Tico Times - February 20, 2017

At the request of La Carpio community leaders, we are presenting this series in translation for Spanish-language readers. Read the original English series, which we published in January,…

Former U.S. convict Dan Fowlie speaks out against being barred entry to Costa Rica again
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Former U.S. convict Dan Fowlie speaks out against being barred entry to Costa Rica again

The Tico Times - February 13, 2017

Dan Fowlie, the one-time "King of Pavones" who is currently involved in a major land dispute in the town he helped build, has again been blocked from…

Museum inaugurates design exhibit featuring San José’s oldest shops
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Museum inaugurates design exhibit featuring San José’s oldest shops

The Tico Times - February 2, 2017

San José is a city whose buildings and shops are full of history. That's why the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MADC) is inaugurating today its first exhibition…