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VIDEO: New Costa Rican documentary explains forced Central American migration
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Arts and Culture
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VIDEO: New Costa Rican documentary explains forced Central American migration

The Tico Times - April 4, 2017

Waves of Central American migration toward the United States have been increasing during the past decade, but the root causes are often misunderstood. To tell the untold stories…

Costa Rica to host Central Americans seeking asylum in US
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica to host Central Americans seeking asylum in US

The Tico Times - July 26, 2016

The governments of the United States and Costa Rica announced Tuesday that Costa Rica would begin hosting Central American refugees applying for asylum in the United States…

Central America arrests break up major human trafficking ring, police say
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Costa Rica
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Central America arrests break up major human trafficking ring, police say

L. Arias - June 29, 2016

Judicial and immigration officials in Costa Rica on Tuesday arrested two men suspected of forming part of a criminal group responsible for smuggling migrants across the Americas on their…

At Mexico-US border, pope decries migrant ‘tragedy’
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Everyone's favorite pope
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At Mexico-US border, pope decries migrant ‘tragedy’

Jean-Louis de la Vaissiere and Carola Solé | AFP - February 17, 2016

Ciudad Juárez, Mexico -- Pope Francis on Wednesday decried the human tragedy of migrants fleeing violence as he celebrated a huge mass on Mexico's border with the United States,…

US Supreme Court to review Obama’s power on deportation policy
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US Supreme Court to review Obama’s power on deportation policy

Robert Barnes | The Washington Post - January 19, 2016

WASHINGTON - The United States Supreme Court said Tuesday it will decide whether President Barack Obama has the authority to declare that millions of immigrants living in…

Amid deportation fears, immigrant advocacy groups teach resistance
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Amid deportation fears, immigrant advocacy groups teach resistance

David Montgomery and Pamela Constable | The Washington Post - January 14, 2016

HYATTSVILLE, Maryland. — There is an urgent conversation going on in Latino neighborhoods around the United States about how to react if confronted by federal agents. Listen: "If…

Costa Rica declares ‘success’ after first airlift of Cuban migrants
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Cuban migrants
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Costa Rica declares ‘success’ after first airlift of Cuban migrants

The Tico Times - January 14, 2016

The first group of Cuban migrants flown out of Costa Rica reached the border with Mexico Wednesday afternoon, marking the first successful airlift of the migrants after spending…

US expands refugee program for El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras
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Crime
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US expands refugee program for El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras

AFP - January 13, 2016

WASHINGTON D.C. -- The United States is to expand its refugee resettlement program to cover citizens of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, Secretary of State John Kerry said…

After Central America slog, Cubans can expect US welcome
Cuban migrants
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Cuban migrants
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After Central America slog, Cubans can expect US welcome

AFP - January 12, 2016

The first 180 Cuban migrants, of nearly 8,000 stranded in Costa Rica, were set to fly Tuesday to El Salvador to continue an arduous journey through Central…

Costa Rica police detain 51 migrants from Asia, Africa, Middle East
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Costa Rica police detain 51 migrants from Asia, Africa, Middle East

L. Arias - December 30, 2015

National Police officers detained a truck near the Central Pacific town of Jacó early Wednesday carrying 51 undocumented migrants from Asia, Africa and the Middle East. In…