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UPDATE: 10 US-bound migrants drown in southern Nicaragua
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UPDATE: 10 US-bound migrants drown in southern Nicaragua

AFP - August 3, 2016

Updated Wednesday, 5:36 p.m. Following the discovery of eight drowned migrants in Lake Nicaragua, the Costa Rican government said it would further crack down on illegal immigration…

Pressure mounts on Costa Rica-Nicaragua border after migrant shelter closes
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Pressure mounts on Costa Rica-Nicaragua border after migrant shelter closes

The Tico Times - July 15, 2016

Mattieu Komlou didn't know where he was going to sleep Thursday night. That afternoon, he and two other friends he’s traveling with left on a bus from Los…

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…

Nowhere to go: A day at a Costa Rica migrant shelter
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Nowhere to go: A day at a Costa Rica migrant shelter

The Tico Times - June 28, 2016

PASO CANOAS, Puntarenas — As the sun comes up people start to line up outside the mobile immigration processing center at the Red Cross camp just steps…

On patrol with the Costa Rican Border Police
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On patrol with the Costa Rican Border Police

The Tico Times - June 27, 2016

RÍO CLARO, Puntarenas — It’s 7 a.m. at the Kilometer 35 border checkpoint and members of a Border Police squad stand in a line in brown uniforms as…

Dispatch from the border: Migrants have shelter but little else
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Costa Rica
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Dispatch from the border: Migrants have shelter but little else

The Tico Times - June 17, 2016

PASO CANOAS, Puntarenas — It’s too hot to be wearing a puffy black jacket here on the border between Costa Rica and Panama this humid afternoon but…

Migrants flowing through is likely Costa Rica’s new normal, minister says
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Migrants flowing through is likely Costa Rica’s new normal, minister says

The Tico Times - June 10, 2016

Since November 2015, Costa Rica has found itself in the path of an unprecedented northbound flow of migrants from Cuba, Africa, South Asia, Haiti and elsewhere. Communications…

African migrants on honor system as Costa Rican officials search for solutions
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African migrants on honor system as Costa Rican officials search for solutions

The Tico Times - May 16, 2016

The recently announced airlift of nearly 4,000 Cuban migrants from Panama to Mexico's border with the U.S. marks a stark contrast with the treatment of fellow migrants…

Panama to send 3,800 US-bound Cubans to Mexico
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Panama to send 3,800 US-bound Cubans to Mexico

AFP - May 9, 2016

PANAMA CITY — Panama has reached a deal to transfer nearly 4,000 U.S.-bound Cubans stranded on its territory to Mexico, an official said on Sunday, but added…

Deporting 600 migrants back to Africa could be expensive, and impossible
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Deporting 600 migrants back to Africa could be expensive, and impossible

The Tico Times - April 25, 2016

Costa Rica is getting tough-ish on the some 600, mostly African migrants camped out on its southern border in Paso Canoas. The government announced over the weekend…

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