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Nicaraguans in Costa Rica protest against Ortega at border
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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
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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…

Costa Rica joins seven other countries committing to regularize Venezuelan migrants
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Costa Rica joins seven other countries committing to regularize Venezuelan migrants

AFP / The Tico Times - November 24, 2018

Eight Latin American countries committed Friday in Quito to seek mechanisms for regularizing the legal status of Venezuelan migrants, despite the difficulties they face due to a…

Help wanted: Tijuana offers Central American migrants a job
Central America
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Central America
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Help wanted: Tijuana offers Central American migrants a job

AFP / Yemeli Ortega - November 23, 2018

They're not just migrants, they're builders, cooks, painters and seamstresses: the caravan of Central Americans gathering at the U.S. border boasts an attractive workforce and Tijuana, their…

Fleeing Nicaragua: Fight another day
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Fleeing Nicaragua: Fight another day

Alejandro Zúñiga and Alexander Villegas - October 28, 2018

La Cruz, Guanacaste — The message from Nicaraguan refugees to Costa Rica is a uniform one: thank you. Not all Ticos have greeted the asylum-seekers kindly. In mid-August,…

Fleeing Nicaragua: Joining forces against the government
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Fleeing Nicaragua: Joining forces against the government

Alejandro Zúñiga and Alexander Villegas - October 27, 2018

Until 2011, Mayorga says he was a Sandinista, a supporter of the Nicaraguan democratic socialist political party that overthrew the Somoza dynasty in 1979. It wasn’t entirely…

Fleeing Nicaragua: The escape
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Fleeing Nicaragua: The escape

Alejandro Zúñiga and Alexander Villegas - October 26, 2018

La Cruz, Guanacaste — It had all happened so quickly. Lesly Antonio Mayorga says that last December on the streets of Jinotega, Nicaragua, a man approached him…

Trump: US to begin cutting aid to Central America over migrant caravan
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Trump: US to begin cutting aid to Central America over migrant caravan

AFP - October 23, 2018

President Donald Trump said Monday the United States will begin cutting aid to three Central American nations because of their governments' failure to stop a migrant caravan…

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