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Central America, US discuss strengthening borders to contain undocumented immigration
Central America
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Central America
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Central America, US discuss strengthening borders to contain undocumented immigration

AFP and The Tico Times - June 27, 2019

Authorities from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador discussed this week with the interim Secretary of National Security of the United States, Kevin McAleenan, actions to contain the…

Mexican airline offers one-dollar flights to returning migrants
Immigration
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Immigration
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Mexican airline offers one-dollar flights to returning migrants

AFP - June 21, 2019

A Mexican airline is offering one-dollar flights to undocumented migrants wishing to return to Costa Rica, El Salvador and Guatemala as the country struggles to curb arrivals…

Want a US visa? Be prepared to share your social-media accounts
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Want a US visa? Be prepared to share your social-media accounts

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 3, 2019

Are you applying for a United States visa? As part of a new U.S. State Department policy, the application process will now require you to submit the…

Migrants dreaming of US brave hellish Panamanian jungle odyssey
Central America
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Central America
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Migrants dreaming of US brave hellish Panamanian jungle odyssey

Juan José Rodríguez / AFP - June 3, 2019

Some have died on the way, pregnant women lost their babies and one Haitian was shot in the arm, yet migrants still trek on foot through Panama's…

Seeking residency in Costa Rica? You’ll need your vaccines first, report says
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Seeking residency in Costa Rica? You’ll need your vaccines first, report says

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 22, 2019

Starting in July 2019, foreigners who apply for temporary or permanent residency in Costa Rica will need to comply with the country's national vaccine program, according to…

Hondurans form a new US-bound caravan, drawing fire from Trump
Central America
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Central America
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Hondurans form a new US-bound caravan, drawing fire from Trump

Noe Leiva / AFP - January 15, 2019

Hundreds of Hondurans have set out on a trek to the United States, forming another caravan that U.S. President Donald Trump cited Tuesday to justify building a…

Nicaraguans in Costa Rica protest against Ortega at border
immigration
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immigration
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Nicaraguans in Costa Rica protest against Ortega at border

AFP and The Tico Times - December 17, 2018

Hundreds of Nicaraguan asylees in Costa Rica protested this Sunday in the border town of La Cruz against their president, Daniel Ortega, demanding that he stop the…

Costa Rican hotel owners demand increased security following tourist’s murder
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican hotel owners demand increased security following tourist’s murder

AFP / The Tico Times - December 8, 2018

Hotel owners in Costa Rica demanded Thursday that the government take greater responsibility for the safety of tourists following the murder of a Venezuelan-American, a crime that…

Body of tourist Carla Stefaniak identified, suspect detained
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Body of tourist Carla Stefaniak identified, suspect detained

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 4, 2018

The Director General of the Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ), Walter Espinoza, said Tuesday that "all data that we have compiled" indicates the body they found is that…

Twelve countries agree to address Venezuelan migration with humanitarian approach
immigration
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immigration
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Twelve countries agree to address Venezuelan migration with humanitarian approach

AFP / The Tico Times - November 26, 2018

Migration authorities from 12 countries agreed in Lima to address Venezuelan mass migration with a humanitarian approach, the Migration Superintendent of Peru reported on Sunday. The Lima…

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