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Interpol arrests 53 people in operation against migrant smuggling
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Interpol arrests 53 people in operation against migrant smuggling

AFP and The Tico Times - November 14, 2019

Interpol made 53 arrests in a comprehensive operation against human trafficking across 20 countries and three continents that included air, land and sea checks, international police said…

Their future in the United States at stake, ‘Dreamers’ trek to Supreme Court
immigration
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immigration
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Their future in the United States at stake, ‘Dreamers’ trek to Supreme Court

Ariela Navarro / AFP - November 11, 2019

Carolina Fung Feng was resting after the grueling 230-mile walk from New York to Washington for a Supreme Court hearing Tuesday that will determine the fate of…

Trump announces that Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras will receive ‘targeted assistance’
Central America
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Central America
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Trump announces that Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras will receive ‘targeted assistance’

AFP and The Tico Times - October 18, 2019

The President of the United States, Donald Trump, said Wednesday that Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras will receive "targeted assistance in the areas of law enforcement and…

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

Coming home? 132,000 descendants of Spain’s exiled Jews seek nationality
Latin America
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Latin America
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Coming home? 132,000 descendants of Spain’s exiled Jews seek nationality

Alvaro Villalobos / AFP - October 4, 2019

More than 500 years ago, they faced a bleak choice: convert to Catholicism or be burned at the stake. The only other option was exile. For Jews…

United States and El Salvador sign immigration agreement
Central America
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Central America
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United States and El Salvador sign immigration agreement

AFP and The Tico Times - September 20, 2019

The United States and El Salvador reached an immigration agreement on Friday, the interim secretary of Homeland Security, Kevin McAleenan, and Salvadoran Foreign Minister Alexandra Hill reported…

The US asks Central America for cooperation against irregular immigration
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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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…

‘Caracol Cruzando’ shows emigration from Costa Rica through the eyes of a child
Costa Rican Films
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Costa Rican Films
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‘Caracol Cruzando’ shows emigration from Costa Rica through the eyes of a child

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 13, 2019

"Caracol Cruzando" is a short animated film that portrays immigration through the eyes of a child. Director and animator Pamela Maria Chavez, a Costa Rican now living…

Customs form no longer a requirement for international arrivals
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Customs form no longer a requirement for international arrivals

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 27, 2019

When you're flying to Costa Rica, you can now leave your pen in your bag. As of mid-2019, Costa Rica's Customs Administration no longer requires the majority…

From Río San Juan to San José: A Nicaraguan refugee in Costa Rica tells his story (Part 2)
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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From Río San Juan to San José: A Nicaraguan refugee in Costa Rica tells his story (Part 2)

Jacob Spetzler - June 22, 2019

Nelson Jesus Zeas Paz, 25, is one of the 55,000 Nicaraguan refugees and exiles who have fled to Costa Rica.  In Part 1 of this story, he…

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