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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…

Mexican airline offers one-dollar flights to returning migrants
Immigration
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Immigration
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Mexican airline offers one-dollar flights to returning migrants

AFP - June 21, 2019

A Mexican airline is offering one-dollar flights to undocumented migrants wishing to return to Costa Rica, El Salvador and Guatemala as the country struggles to curb arrivals…

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…

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…

UNICEF executive director talks drought, immigration during visit to Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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UNICEF executive director talks drought, immigration during visit to Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 5, 2019

ULLOA, Heredia — Along with ministers from nearly 60 countries, Henrietta Fore, the executive director of UNICEF, attended this week's Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) Sector Ministers'…

Body of tourist Carla Stefaniak identified, suspect detained
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Body of tourist Carla Stefaniak identified, suspect detained

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 4, 2018

The Director General of the Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ), Walter Espinoza, said Tuesday that "all data that we have compiled" indicates the body they found is that…

Mexico opens border to women and children from migrant caravan
Honduras
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Honduras
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Mexico opens border to women and children from migrant caravan

AFP - October 20, 2018

Mexican authorities on Saturday allowed dozens of women and children from the Honduran migrant caravan to pass into its territory, the country's ambassador to Guatemala said. Luis…

Honduras identifies 459 children separated from families in US
Honduras
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Honduras
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Honduras identifies 459 children separated from families in US

AFP - July 15, 2018

A total of 459 Honduran children separated from their parents as a result of Washington's "zero tolerance" immigration policy have now been identified, officials said Friday, a…

Children in cages: this feels like defeat
No Sugar Please
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No Sugar Please
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Children in cages: this feels like defeat

Alvaro Murillo - June 20, 2018

I don’t know how I would feel if I weren’t a father. However, I am, and there are very few times that I’ve felt as sad as…

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