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Nicaraguans in Costa Rica ask UNHCR for support
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Costa Rica
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Nicaraguans in Costa Rica ask UNHCR for support

AFP - January 22, 2021

Nicaraguans who fled the government of Daniel Ortega to request asylum in Costa Rica are requesting support from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for medical…

Mexico’s AMLO expects Biden cooperation on migration
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Guatemala
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Mexico’s AMLO expects Biden cooperation on migration

AFP - December 22, 2020

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday he expects US President-elect Joe Biden to help stem the wave of migration from Central America through investment.…

One million Central Americans will have migrated by the end of 2020, says UNHCR
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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One million Central Americans will have migrated by the end of 2020, says UNHCR

AFP - December 4, 2020

Violence, socio-political instability and environmental crises that have affected the region in recent years will have caused one million Central Americans to have forcibly migrated by the…

Costa Rica warns Biden that pandemic, climate change will increase migration
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica warns Biden that pandemic, climate change will increase migration

AFP - December 1, 2020

The president of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, on Monday asked US President-elect Joe Biden to lead multilateral action to face the economic impacts of Covid-19 and climate…

Costa Rica will offer ‘safe entry’ to Nicaraguans seeking asylum
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica will offer ‘safe entry’ to Nicaraguans seeking asylum

AFP - November 25, 2020

Costa Rica will try to improve protections for thousands of Nicaraguans who request asylum or refuge in the country through an initiative supported by the UN and…

Costa Rica creates special asylum category for Venezuelans, Nicaraguans and Cubans
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica creates special asylum category for Venezuelans, Nicaraguans and Cubans

AFP and The Tico Times - November 13, 2020

Costa Rica on Thursday announced a new migration category that will allow asylum seekers from Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela whose request was rejected to remain in the…

Clarifying the isolation requirement for Costa Rican citizens
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Clarifying the isolation requirement for Costa Rican citizens

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 27, 2020

Last week, the Costa Rica Tourism Board announced that, as of October 26, citizens would no longer need to quarantine upon returning to the country. "Neither Costa…

U.S. President Donald Trump tests positive for the coronavirus
Global
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Global
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U.S. President Donald Trump tests positive for the coronavirus

Sebastian Smith / AFP - October 1, 2020

President Donald Trump was forced off the campaign trail on Friday after testing positive for Covid-19, in a political bombshell that upends his White House race against…

Pandemic causes hunger among Nicaraguan refugees in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Pandemic causes hunger among Nicaraguan refugees in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - August 28, 2020

Tens of thousands of Nicaraguan refugees in neighboring Costa Rica are going hungry and eat only once or twice a day, the UN refugee agency warned Friday. According to the…

Desperation and violence in Panama migrant camp
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Desperation and violence in Panama migrant camp

Iván PISARENKO with Juan José RODRÍGUEZ in Panama City / AFP - August 12, 2020

Desperation is palpable in La Penita, an indigenous community in the Panamanian jungle province of Darien where 1,500 migrants have been blocked by the coronavirus pandemic from…