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UNHCR grants Costa Rica assistance to help Nicaraguan migrants
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Costa Rica
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UNHCR grants Costa Rica assistance to help Nicaraguan migrants

AFP - February 8, 2020

The UN Refugee Agency announced Friday that it will grant $4.1 million to Costa Rica to assist asylum-seekers in the country who are living in poverty. The…

UN commissioner in Costa Rica to evaluate response to Latin America refugee crisis
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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UN commissioner in Costa Rica to evaluate response to Latin America refugee crisis

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 7, 2020

Kelly Clements, the United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees, is in Costa Rica on Feb. 7-8 to evaluate the response to the large quantity of Nicaraguan…

United States will send some Mexican asylum seekers to Guatemala, DHS says
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Guatemala
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United States will send some Mexican asylum seekers to Guatemala, DHS says

AFP - January 7, 2020

Mexicans seeking asylum in the United States could be deported to Guatemala, part of a controversial migration deal between the Central American nation and Washington, the US…

Rich nations urged to do ‘fair share’ at global refugee meet
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immigration
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Rich nations urged to do ‘fair share’ at global refugee meet

Shahzad Abdul and Nina Larson / AFP - December 17, 2019

The UN urged countries Tuesday to take joint responsibility for caring for surging numbers of displaced people, while wealthy nations faced criticism for not shouldering their "fair…

Watch: President Alvarado speaks at Global Refugee Forum in Geneva
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Watch: President Alvarado speaks at Global Refugee Forum in Geneva

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 17, 2019

Costa Rica's president, Carlos Alvarado, spoke at the first Global Refugee Forum in Geneva, Switzerland to detail the country's refugee policies and ask for international help in…

Costa Rica will ask for international help to assist migrant crisis
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica will ask for international help to assist migrant crisis

AFP and The Tico Times - December 16, 2019

The president of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, will ask the international community for help in the face of an influx of migrants, the government said Sunday. "As…

United Nations asks Costa Rica to expedite procedures for refugee requests
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Central America
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United Nations asks Costa Rica to expedite procedures for refugee requests

AFP - December 5, 2019

Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, urged Costa Rica on Thursday to expedite the processing of refugee requests at a time when thousands…

Red Cross working with Latin American authorities to address immigration
Central America
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Central America
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Red Cross working with Latin American authorities to address immigration

The Tico Times - November 27, 2019

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) began a meeting with police delegates from 12 Latin American countries in Guatemala on Wednesday to discuss the actions…

Their future in the United States at stake, ‘Dreamers’ trek to Supreme Court
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immigration
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Their future in the United States at stake, ‘Dreamers’ trek to Supreme Court

Ariela Navarro / AFP - November 11, 2019

Carolina Fung Feng was resting after the grueling 230-mile walk from New York to Washington for a Supreme Court hearing Tuesday that will determine the fate of…

After US signs immigration agreements with El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, what comes next?
Central America
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Central America
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After US signs immigration agreements with El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, what comes next?

Ariela Navarro / AFP and The Tico Times - October 8, 2019

The signing of asylum agreements by the United States with El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras opens the door to similar initiatives with other countries in the region…

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