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Kamala Harris to visit Mexico, Guatemala to discuss migrants
Latin America
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Latin America
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Kamala Harris to visit Mexico, Guatemala to discuss migrants

AFP - April 14, 2021

US Vice President Kamala Harris said Wednesday she will visit Mexico and Guatemala as part of her mission to address the "root causes" of an influx in…

US border apprehensions soar 70% in March to 15-year high
Latin America
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Latin America
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US border apprehensions soar 70% in March to 15-year high

Paul HANDLEY / AFP - April 13, 2021

Apprehensions of undocumented migrants on the US border with Mexico soared 70% in March to 172,331, hitting the highest level in 15 years, data showed Thursday, in a…

Costa Rica requests support for migration ‘fever’ to United States
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica requests support for migration ‘fever’ to United States

AFP - April 6, 2021

Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado on Monday called to broaden the response to the "fever" of unauthorized migration to the United States beyond the so-called Northern Triangle…

‘The border is closed,’ U.S. tells would-be migrants
Latin America
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Latin America
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‘The border is closed,’ U.S. tells would-be migrants

Brian KNOWLTON / AFP - March 22, 2021

"The border is closed": With those words, a top Biden administration official pushed back Sunday against fast-mounting criticism that it has bungled immigration policy, spurring an influx…

Immigration to headline talks between Biden, Lopez Obrador
Guatemala
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Guatemala
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Immigration to headline talks between Biden, Lopez Obrador

AFP - March 1, 2021

The flow of migrants and trade, legal and illegal, across the US-Mexican border will be the focus Monday when President Joe Biden meets with counterpart Andres Manuel…

Far from the Mediterranean: African migrants cross the Americas
immigration
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immigration
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Far from the Mediterranean: African migrants cross the Americas

Juan Sebastian SERRANO / AFP - February 12, 2021

Ahmed Kabeer fled his homeland of Sudan where he was tortured and traveled thousands of miles to find himself in a new hell: the ominous jungle that…

Costa Rica, UN announce insurance benefits for more migrants
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica, UN announce insurance benefits for more migrants

AFP - February 11, 2021

Costa Rica and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced Thursday an agreement that will provide health insurance to 10,000 refugees by the end of…

Costa Rica deports eight Salvadorans suspected of gang membership
Central America
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Central America
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Costa Rica deports eight Salvadorans suspected of gang membership

AFP and The Tico Times - January 28, 2021

Costa Rican authorities deported eight Salvadorans with "high criminal profiles" this week and who were accused of being part of gangs, the Costa Rican Immigration Administration reported…

Mexican president says he has Covid-19
Guatemala
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Guatemala
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Mexican president says he has Covid-19

Sofia Miselem / AFP - January 25, 2021

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced Sunday that he was infected with the coronavirus, but said his symptoms were mild. "I regret to inform you that…

Nicaraguans in Costa Rica ask UNHCR for support
Costa Rica
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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…