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US adds Nicaragua to human trafficking blacklist

The United States included Nicaragua on its human trafficking blacklist; Costa Rica remained stable.

Immigration Police detains man linked to human trafficking operation

Police began the trafficking investigation following the disappearance last year of three Ticos who allegedly paid Barboza to take them to Miami via Panama and Barbados.

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

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 way to the U.S.

On patrol with the Costa Rican Border Police

The Tico Times accompanied a Border Police squad on a patrol along the country's southern border to see how migrants continue to reach Costa Rica.

NATO ships to combat migrant-smuggling networks in Aegean

NATO dispatched warships to the Aegean Sea on Thursday to target people-smuggling operations, in an attempt to cope with the huge wave of migrants seeking to reach Europe's shores.

US, Cuba discuss human trafficking as migrant numbers surge

The U.S. and Cuba held talks this week on human smuggling amid a surge in Cuban immigrants trying to reach the United States, the State Department said Friday.

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.

US, Cuba talk on migration amid migrant crisis in Central America

The talks, which resulted in no new accord, Cuban officials said, come in the midst of the Cuban migrants crisis in Central America.

US court sentences Costa Rican woman to 30 months in jail for role in human smuggling network

A Costa Rican woman on Friday was sentenced in a Florida court to 30 months in prison for her role in a conspiracy to smuggle more than 25 undocumented Cuban migrants to that country, the U.S. Department of Justice reported.

Costa Rican health officials rule out suspected case of Ebola

Doctors at the Tomás Casas Hospital in Costa Rica’s southern region on Wednesday evening dismissed rumors of an alleged case of Ebola at their medical facility as false.

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