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From Russia to Costa Rica: ‘This is a blessed country’
Immigration
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Immigration
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From Russia to Costa Rica: ‘This is a blessed country’

The Tico Times - February 1, 2017

The tropical warmth and natural beauty of Costa Rica brought Виталина Матросова (Vitalina Matrossova) and her family here from Russia 12 years ago, at the age of 20.…

From Brooklyn to Costa Rica: ‘It was the best decision of my life’
Immigration
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Immigration
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From Brooklyn to Costa Rica: ‘It was the best decision of my life’

The Tico Times - January 25, 2017

The staff of The Tico Times first met Natasha Gordon-Chipembere in September 2015 on the (virtual) pages of Essence. The magazine published a piece she wrote entitled…

Carta a nuestros lectores
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Carta a nuestros lectores

The Tico Times - January 18, 2017

In an effort to reach the greatest possible number of readers and to celebrate in 2017 the most diverse range of Costa Rica's international families and immigrant…

A letter to our readers
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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A letter to our readers

Tico Times Staff - January 16, 2017

Those who live outside their country of origin – whether as refugees, for economic reasons or simply to pursue new opportunities – were in many ways the…

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

Tico Times and AFP - January 13, 2017

While facing the Cuban migrant crisis over the past year, Costa Rica has seen first-hand the oncoming waves of migrants from Cuba trying to make their way north to…

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

The Tico Times - January 13, 2017

On the very front of Luís Guillermo Solís' desk in his Casa Presidencial office, there's a small but telling ode to U.S. politics. Perched on the desk…

Authorities detain Cuban migrants, boat captain in the Southern Zone
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Authorities detain Cuban migrants, boat captain in the Southern Zone

AFP - January 12, 2017

Costa Rican authorities detained five Cuban migrants who entered Costa Rican waters in a launch without complying with Immigration controls, the Public Security Ministry anounced Wednesday. The…

Costa Rica’s post office now processing residence applications
Business
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Business
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Costa Rica’s post office now processing residence applications

L. Arias - December 9, 2016

Good news for all those seeking residency in Costa Rica: Correos de Costa Rica, the company that manages the country's postal service, has opened 35 counters at its branches throughout the…

Refugee program for Central Americans ‘still on the drawing board’: US official
Central America
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Central America
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Refugee program for Central Americans ‘still on the drawing board’: US official

The Tico Times - July 11, 2016

Six months after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced plans to expand options for Central Americans fleeing violence and persecution in their home countries, those plans…

More Central Americans seek asylum in Costa Rica 
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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More Central Americans seek asylum in Costa Rica 

The Tico Times - June 21, 2016

Costa Rica is increasingly becoming a destination for people seeking asylum, many of them from other Central American countries plagued by violence. Costa Rica received more than 2,000…