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‘I feel like they cut me down to the roots’: A Salvadoran refugee’s story

Jonathan is one of more than 800 Salvadorans who have requested asylum in Costa Rica so far this year. This is the story of why he left.

Asylum seekers suspected in rash of New Year’s Eve assaults in Europe

At least 21 asylum seekers from the Middle East and North Africa are suspects in the New Year's Eve rampage of sexual assaults and thefts in the German city of Cologne, authorities said, even as word emerged of similar acts in Finland, Sweden and other German cities.

Costa Rican knitters provide comfort to Syrian refugees

A knitting drive at the Children’s Museum in San José, plus a fundraising effort, resulted in a whopping 244 blankets being sent via on an odyssey that is taking them by airmail from San José to Madrid, over land to Valencia, by boat to Turkey, and finally into the hands of families enduring freezing temperatures in a refugee camp in Idlib, Syria.

Fleeing violence, gay refugee files appeal over denied asylum

The Honduran appellant hopes the complaint will push the government to act on other pending petitions from gay refugees fleeing violence in the region.

Costa Rica now will accept Syrian refugees after president reverses course

Vice Minister of the Interior Carmen Muñoz met with members of Costa Rica’s Muslim community, including Syrians, after a small demonstration took place outside Casa Presidencial on Tuesday urging the government to accept Syrians fleeing the civil war.

Germany reinstates border controls over refugee surge

Germany said it was reinstating border controls on Sunday as Europe's top economy admitted it was stretched to the limit trying to cope with a record influx of refugees. Also on Sunday, Germany's rail service halted train services with Austria for 12 hours. The announcements came as tragedy struck again off the coast of Greece, with 34 more migrants -- among them babies and children -- drowning when their overcrowded wooden boat capsized in high winds.
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Costa Rica’s Sloths Take Center Stage on “60 Minutes”

This Sunday, CBS's legendary news magazine "60 Minutes" launches its remarkable 56th season at 7:30 p.m. ET with a special focus on the lush...

Kevin Costner Vacations in Costa Rica

One of Hollywood's most distinguished personalities, Kevin Costner, has chosen the land of ‘Pura Vida’ for his latest gateway. The acclaimed U.S. actor, director, and...

13 Barely Useful Language Tips for Mastering Costa Rican Spanish

Learning a new language requires study, persistence, enthusiasm, and most importantly, the ability to laugh at oneself. Always keep in mind that no one...

Air France-KLM Group Expands Service to Costa Rica

Starting December 4, Air France will operate a daily flight between San José's Juan Santamaría International Airport and Paris-Charles de Gaulle. Meanwhile, KLM will...