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Dispatch from the border: Migrants have shelter but little else
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Dispatch from the border: Migrants have shelter but little else

The Tico Times - June 17, 2016

PASO CANOAS, Puntarenas — It’s too hot to be wearing a puffy black jacket here on the border between Costa Rica and Panama this humid afternoon but…

Migrants flowing through is likely Costa Rica’s new normal, minister says
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Migrants flowing through is likely Costa Rica’s new normal, minister says

The Tico Times - June 10, 2016

Since November 2015, Costa Rica has found itself in the path of an unprecedented northbound flow of migrants from Cuba, Africa, South Asia, Haiti and elsewhere. Communications…

Panama to send 3,800 US-bound Cubans to Mexico
Cuban migrants
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Cuban migrants
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Panama to send 3,800 US-bound Cubans to Mexico

AFP - May 9, 2016

PANAMA CITY — Panama has reached a deal to transfer nearly 4,000 U.S.-bound Cubans stranded on its territory to Mexico, an official said on Sunday, but added…

Can I still renew my Costa Rican visa through Peñas Blancas?
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Expat Living
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Can I still renew my Costa Rican visa through Peñas Blancas?

The Tico Times - November 16, 2015

Update: Nov. 17 12:08 p.m. Channel 7 TV News reported that Cuban migrants blocked the Inter-American Highway Tuesday morning at Peñas Blancas, demanding that Nicaraguan authorities let them…

Cuban migrants caught in limbo again as Nicaragua sends them back to Costa Rica
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Crime
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Cuban migrants caught in limbo again as Nicaragua sends them back to Costa Rica

The Tico Times - November 15, 2015

PASO CANOAS, Puntarenas – Alain Pentón looked surprisingly calm sitting on a bench as a crowd of Cuban migrants anxiously gathered in front of Costa Rica's immigration control…

How long do I have to stay out of Costa Rica to renew my tourist visa?
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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How long do I have to stay out of Costa Rica to renew my tourist visa?

The Tico Times - October 21, 2015

Border runs. They're a pain in the wallet for both perpetual tourists and immigrants waiting for their residency in Costa Rica. But how long do you have…

New Costa Rica-Nicaragua border crossing to open this weekend
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Business
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New Costa Rica-Nicaragua border crossing to open this weekend

The Tico Times - May 1, 2015

LAS TABLILLAS, Alajuela — Until recently, Las Tablillas hasn’t looked like much. There’s a lonesome highway, some scattered buildings, and a police checkpoint, where a group of…

Panama and Costa Rica agree to strengthen border security
Costa Rica-Panama relations
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Costa Rica-Panama relations
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Panama and Costa Rica agree to strengthen border security

George Rodriguez - February 24, 2015

Panama and Costa Rica, the only two countries on the Central American isthmus with no army, are strengthening security cooperation in the face of drug trafficking and…