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From Brooklyn to Costa Rica: ‘It was the best decision of my life’
Immigration
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Immigration
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From Brooklyn to Costa Rica: ‘It was the best decision of my life’

Katherine Stanley - January 25, 2017

The staff of The Tico Times first met Natasha Gordon-Chipembere in September 2015 on the (virtual) pages of Essence. The magazine published a piece she wrote entitled…

5 questions for a French-African painter in Costa Rica
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Artists
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5 questions for a French-African painter in Costa Rica

Amanda Zúñiga - January 22, 2017

At the beach in Jacó, painter Delphine Reveau devotes her days to painting positive things, including her favorite subjects: dogs and children. The self-taught artist, 46, who…

Carta a nuestros lectores
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Carta a nuestros lectores

The Tico Times - January 18, 2017

In an effort to reach the greatest possible number of readers and to celebrate in 2017 the most diverse range of Costa Rica's international families and immigrant…

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

Zach Dyer - 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…

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

Zach Dyer - 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…

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

Zach Dyer - 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…

More than 100 African migrants caught entering Costa Rica illegally
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Costa Rica
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More than 100 African migrants caught entering Costa Rica illegally

Zach Dyer - March 30, 2016

Police detained 116 migrants from Africa and Asia crossing Costa Rica’s southern border with Panama on Monday, according to a statement from the Public Security Ministry and…

Why some Cuban migrants aren’t trying their chances with smugglers
Cuban migrants
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Cuban migrants
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Why some Cuban migrants aren’t trying their chances with smugglers

Zach Dyer - February 1, 2016

SAN RAMÓN, Alajuela — After the first successful airlift of Cubans out of Costa Rica on Jan. 12, a path to the U.S. for the stranded migrants…

The fate of thousands of Cuban migrants will be determined at a Quality Inn
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The fate of thousands of Cuban migrants will be determined at a Quality Inn

Zach Dyer - November 24, 2015

Foreign ministers from across Central America, Mexico, Colombia and Ecuador are set to meet in San Salvador, El Salvador, on Tuesday to hammer out an action plan for…

Cuban migrants caught in limbo again as Nicaragua sends them back to Costa Rica
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Cuban migrants caught in limbo again as Nicaragua sends them back to Costa Rica

Zach Dyer - November 15, 2015

PASO CANOAS, Puntarenas – Alain Pentón looked surprisingly calm sitting on a bench as a crowd of Cuban migrants anxiously gathered in front of Costa Rica's immigration control…

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