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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…

From Río San Juan to San José: A Nicaraguan refugee in Costa Rica tells his story (Part 2)
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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From Río San Juan to San José: A Nicaraguan refugee in Costa Rica tells his story (Part 2)

Jacob Spetzler - June 22, 2019

Nelson Jesus Zeas Paz, 25, is one of the 55,000 Nicaraguan refugees and exiles who have fled to Costa Rica.  In Part 1 of this story, he…

From Río San Juan to San José: A Nicaraguan refugee in Costa Rica tells his story
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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From Río San Juan to San José: A Nicaraguan refugee in Costa Rica tells his story

Jacob Spetzler - June 20, 2019

Nelson Jesus Zeas Paz was late, a consequence of the infamous San José traffic. When he arrived, he walked quickly toward the patio section of the cafe…

Costa Rica recognizes ‘sacrifice and dignity’ of freed journalist Lucía Pineda Ubáu
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica recognizes ‘sacrifice and dignity’ of freed journalist Lucía Pineda Ubáu

Martha Vásquez Larios / La Prensa - June 17, 2019

The Foreign Minister of Costa Rica, Manuel Ventura Robles, acknowledged the work and sacrifice of journalist Lucía Pineda Ubáu, who spent 172 days illegally and unjustly imprisoned…

Nicaraguans gather in Costa Rica to celebrate release of political prisoners
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Nicaraguans gather in Costa Rica to celebrate release of political prisoners

Jacob Spetzler - June 12, 2019

Sounds of drums, cheering, and the the flash of blue and white permeated the Plaza de Democracia on Tuesday as about 100 people celebrated the release of…

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…

In San José, Nicaraguans march in memory and call for justice
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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In San José, Nicaraguans march in memory and call for justice

Jacob Spetzler - May 31, 2019

A blue wave of demonstrators dressed in Nicaragua's national colors made its way from the Nicaraguan Embassy to the University of Costa Rica campus on Thursday to…

USNS Comfort mission to stop in Costa Rica this year
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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USNS Comfort mission to stop in Costa Rica this year

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 24, 2019

Costa Rica will receive the USNS Comfort, a United States Navy hospital ship, as part of the vessel's five-month medical mission beginning next month. The mission is…

Venezuelan embassy reopens in Costa Rica
News
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News
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Venezuelan embassy reopens in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 21, 2019

María Faria, the Venezuelan Ambassador to Costa Rica, announced this week that the South American country's embassy in San José has reopened. In a video she posted…

Read: Int. Contact Group declarations on Venezuela following meeting in Costa Rica
Latin America
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Latin America
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Read: Int. Contact Group declarations on Venezuela following meeting in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 7, 2019

The International Contact Group on Venezuela met in San José this week. Manuel Ventura Robles, Costa Rica's Foreign Minister, and Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European…

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