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UN commissioner in Costa Rica to evaluate response to Latin America refugee crisis
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UN commissioner in Costa Rica to evaluate response to Latin America refugee crisis

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 7, 2020

Kelly Clements, the United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees, is in Costa Rica on Feb. 7-8 to evaluate the response to the large quantity of Nicaraguan…

Central America, US discuss strengthening borders to contain undocumented immigration
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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…

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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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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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…