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Nicaraguan migrants prevented from entering their country due to health measures
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Nicaraguan migrants prevented from entering their country due to health measures

AFP and The Tico Times - July 24, 2020

Nicaraguan authorities prevented the entry of more than 500 of their own citizens, leaving them stranded on the border with Costa Rica, human rights organizations reported Thursday.…

Authorities inspect 49 agriculture companies in Northern Zone, close 9
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Costa Rica
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Authorities inspect 49 agriculture companies in Northern Zone, close 9

AFP and The Tico Times - June 18, 2020

The Public Security Ministry (MSP) closed eight agriculture companies in Costa Rica's Northern Zone after inspections determined they were operating without the necessary health permits. A ninth…

Costa Rica tightens controls in the agricultural sector due to coronavirus
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Costa Rica tightens controls in the agricultural sector due to coronavirus

AFP and The Tico Times - June 11, 2020

Costa Rican authorities announced Wednesday a "health intervention" for agricultural companies and food packers, especially near the border area with Nicaragua, in order to control the COVID-19…

Costa Rica and Nicaragua restore border crossing to cargo transportation after blockade
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Costa Rica and Nicaragua restore border crossing to cargo transportation after blockade

AFP and The Tico Times - June 2, 2020

Costa Rica and Nicaragua announced the reopening of their border to cargo transportation, which had been blocked for almost three weeks by by measures and protests related…

Central American truck drivers caught on the Nicaragua-Costa Rica border due to pandemic
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Costa Rica
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Central American truck drivers caught on the Nicaragua-Costa Rica border due to pandemic

AFP and The Tico Times - May 29, 2020

Under sun and rain, poorly fed and needing to buy water to drink or bathe, Central American cargo truckers have spent days on the border between Nicaragua…

Health restrictions in Costa Rica cause tension on border with Nicaragua
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Costa Rica
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Health restrictions in Costa Rica cause tension on border with Nicaragua

AFP and The Tico Times - May 28, 2020

Thousands of Nicaraguan truckers blocked the country's southern border on Wednesday, in retaliation for the health restrictions imposed by Costa Rica on cargo transportation during the coronavirus…

Costa Rica restricts truck entry at border to contain pandemic
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica restricts truck entry at border to contain pandemic

AFP and The Tico Times - May 18, 2020

Costa Rican authorities on Monday began to restrict the entry of cargo trucks through its borders to contain the spread of COVID-19 after 50 carriers tested positive…

Costa Rica installs airfield on border with Nicaragua to reinforce coronavirus surveillance
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Costa Rica installs airfield on border with Nicaragua to reinforce coronavirus surveillance

AFP and The Tico Times - April 13, 2020

Costa Rica installed an airfield in its northern zone to control the passage of people across the border with Nicaragua, a country that has not adopted measures…

U.S. Pentagon shifts $3.8 bn to Mexico border wall construction
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Costa Rica
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U.S. Pentagon shifts $3.8 bn to Mexico border wall construction

AFP - February 13, 2020

The US Defense Department is shifting another $3.8 billion from procurement and other operations towards paying for a wall on the US-Mexican border, official documents sent to…

Second Guatemalan migrant child dies in US custody
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Second Guatemalan migrant child dies in US custody

AFP - December 25, 2018

An 8-year-old migrant from Guatemala died in government custody on Tuesday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said, the second child fatality in U.S. detention this month. The…