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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…

Colombia announces tough measures to battle migrant crisis
Colombia
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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…

UPDATE: 10 US-bound migrants drown in southern Nicaragua
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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UPDATE: 10 US-bound migrants drown in southern Nicaragua

AFP - August 3, 2016

Updated Wednesday, 5:36 p.m. Following the discovery of eight drowned migrants in Lake Nicaragua, the Costa Rican government said it would further crack down on illegal immigration…

Dire conditions for migrants camped out in Peñas Blancas
Brazil
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Brazil
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Dire conditions for migrants camped out in Peñas Blancas

Álvaro Sánchez - July 1, 2016

PEÑAS BLANCAS, Guanacaste -- Almost 200 migrants from Africa, Asia and Haiti have set up camp in a small field here, not far from Costa Rica's border…

Panama Papers: secret accounts of the rich and powerful
Business
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Business
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Panama Papers: secret accounts of the rich and powerful

AFP - April 4, 2016

PARIS — World leaders, stars of the pitch and screen and dozens of billionaires were among those named and shamed in what looks to be the biggest ever…

Bernie Sanders’ CAFTA reversal pledge worries Costa Rica businesses
Business
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Business
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Bernie Sanders’ CAFTA reversal pledge worries Costa Rica businesses

Zach Dyer - March 18, 2016

Criticizing U.S. trade deals has become potent political ammunition for presidential candidates this election year. As candidates threaten to re-negotiate trade deals to get America “winning” again,…

Keylor Navas to bolster La Sele lineup for World Cup qualifiers against Jamaica
Caribbean
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Caribbean
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Keylor Navas to bolster La Sele lineup for World Cup qualifiers against Jamaica

Michael Krumholtz - March 17, 2016

For the first time in his six-month reign as head coach of Costa Rica's national team, Óscar Ramírez will have a lineup at his disposal that is very near full-strength. Ramírez…

1 dead, 4 missing as flooding hits Haiti
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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1 dead, 4 missing as flooding hits Haiti

AFP - February 29, 2016

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – One person died and four others were missing in flooding that hit Haiti, leaving at least 9,600 houses in the deeply impoverished Caribbean country underwater, officials…

Haiti election postponed amid street violence
Haiti
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Haiti
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Haiti election postponed amid street violence

Amelie Baron | AFP - January 22, 2016

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Haiti abandoned plans on Friday to hold a presidential run-off election this weekend after fierce street battles, leaving the country once more in political limbo.…

US backs Haiti vote plan despite opposition boycott threat
Haiti
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Haiti
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US backs Haiti vote plan despite opposition boycott threat

AFP - January 19, 2016

WASHINGTON -- The United States stood by its support for Haiti's troubled electoral process on Tuesday despite the opposition presidential candidate's threat to boycott next week's run-off poll.…

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