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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…

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

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

Costa Rica grants asylum to Nicaraguan activist Alvaro Leiva
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Costa Rica grants asylum to Nicaraguan activist Alvaro Leiva

AFP - October 18, 2018

Costa Rica granted the Nicaraguan human rights activist Alvaro Leiva political asylum last week. Leiva is the secretary of the Nicaraguan Association for Human Rights (ANPDH), which…

Solís touts Costa Rica’s treatment of migrants, refugees
Central America
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Central America
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Solís touts Costa Rica’s treatment of migrants, refugees

Patricia Guadalupe - August 23, 2016

WASHINGTON — Speaking to an overflow crowd in Washington D.C., Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solís addressed the issue of immigration in the Central American country, saying…

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

The Tico Times - August 16, 2016

Jonathan knew something bad was about to happen but the punch to the head took him by surprise. The blow, landed by one of four members of…

Costa Rica to host Central Americans seeking asylum in US
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica to host Central Americans seeking asylum in US

The Tico Times - July 26, 2016

The governments of the United States and Costa Rica announced Tuesday that Costa Rica would begin hosting Central American refugees applying for asylum in the United States…

FARC cease-fire could change Costa Rica’s refugee population
Colombia
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Colombia
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FARC cease-fire could change Costa Rica’s refugee population

The Tico Times - June 27, 2016

Both sides of Colombia’s civil war shook hands in Havana, Cuba on Thursday after signing a cease-fire agreement that could pave the way to peace in the…

U.S. man fights for refugee status in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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U.S. man fights for refugee status in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - May 18, 2016

A 45-year-old U.S. man who has been living in Costa Rica since 2009 has filed for asylum in the country because he says he fears for his life…