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After US signs immigration agreements with El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, what comes next?
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After US signs immigration agreements with El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, what comes next?

Ariela Navarro / AFP and The Tico Times - October 8, 2019

The signing of asylum agreements by the United States with El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras opens the door to similar initiatives with other countries in the region…

The US asks Central America for cooperation against irregular immigration
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The US asks Central America for cooperation against irregular immigration

Juan José Rodríguez / AFP - August 22, 2019

The acting Homeland Security secretary of the United States, Kevin McAleenan, called for cooperation from Central American countries and Colombia to combat irregular migration from Asia and…

Solís touts Costa Rica’s treatment of migrants, refugees
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Central America
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Solís touts Costa Rica’s treatment of migrants, refugees

Patricia Guadalupe - August 23, 2016

WASHINGTON — Speaking to an overflow crowd in Washington D.C., Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solís addressed the issue of immigration in the Central American country, saying…

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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Costa Rica
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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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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…

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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Costa Rica
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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…