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Airline plans to connect Costa Rica with Caribbean

The Dominican carrier Red Air plans to operate flights between Santo Domingo (SDQ) and Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) near San José, Costa Rica,...

Costa Rican police arrest alleged human-smuggling ringleader

Police arrested the alleged ringleader of an organization that smuggled Dominican migrants into Spain and France via Costa Rica with false passports.

Sad homecoming for Haitians deported from Dominican Republic

Under a tough new immigration law, the Dominican Republic has been systematically arresting Haitians and dumping them at the border to start life over.

Border village in Haiti struggles with new Dominican rules

Over the years, Laflur has built a swimming pool, erected concrete walls, fixed toilets and swept the patio at the Drink Bar — the type of hard manual labor that feeds his five children and that is far harder to find in his native Haiti. But his daily routine, and the livelihoods for hundreds of thousands of Haitians, has been put at risk by new immigration rules that intend to oust Haitians who don't have documentation to stay in the Dominican Republic, even those who were born there

The bloody origins of the Dominican Republic’s ethnic ‘cleansing’ of Haitians

The Associated Press reported Tuesday that the head of the Dominican Republic's immigration agency, Army Gen. Ruben Paulino, said his agency will begin patrolling neighborhoods with large numbers of migrants on Thursday. "If they aren't registered, they will be repatriated," Paulino said, according to the AP.

Health Ministry confirms first locally transmitted case of chikungunya virus

Over the weekend, the Health Ministry confirmed the first local case of the chikungunya virus in the Pacific town of Parrita, Costa Rica. This marks the first time the mosquito-borne virus has been locally transmitted in Costa Rica, according to Dr. Daniel Salas with the ministry’s health surveillance department.

Central American child migrant crisis ‘one of the greatest tragedies,’ says Costa Rica’s Solís

Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís added his signature to a declaration expressing solidarity with Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras for the “humanitarian crisis” of unaccompanied child migrants traveling to the United States.

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