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Desperation and violence in Panama migrant camp
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Desperation and violence in Panama migrant camp

Iván PISARENKO with Juan José RODRÍGUEZ in Panama City / AFP - August 12, 2020

Desperation is palpable in La Penita, an indigenous community in the Panamanian jungle province of Darien where 1,500 migrants have been blocked by the coronavirus pandemic from…

Pandemic triggers tension in crowded migrant camps in Panama
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Pandemic triggers tension in crowded migrant camps in Panama

Juan José Rodríguez / AFP - August 5, 2020

"We are migrants, not slaves," says Renick Miseney. Miseney, 37, is one of hundreds of Haitians who — unable to continue the journey north due to the…

Alleged migrant smugglers arrested in Costa Rica
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Alleged migrant smugglers arrested in Costa Rica

AFP - July 13, 2020

Authorities in Costa Rica detained five citizens suspected of human trafficking in the south of the country, the Ministry of Public Security (MSP) reported Sunday. With them…

Costa Rica extends tourist visas until November 18
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Costa Rica extends tourist visas until November 18

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 8, 2020

Costa Rica's Immigration Administration is offering foreigners extra flexibility as countries continue to restrict travel due to the coronavirus pandemic. Foreigners who entered Costa Rica on a…

US adds Nicaragua to human trafficking blacklist
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US adds Nicaragua to human trafficking blacklist

Alina DIESTE / AFP and The Tico Times - June 26, 2020

The United States included Nicaragua on its human trafficking blacklist Thursday when presenting its annual report on the matter, in which it warned that the coronavirus pandemic…

Panama seeks to bring migrants stranded by COVID-19 to Costa Rica
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Panama seeks to bring migrants stranded by COVID-19 to Costa Rica

AFP - June 1, 2020

Panama intends to transport some 1,900 migrants, who have been stranded in that country due to COVID-19 after crossing the inhospitable Darien jungle, closer to the border…

Costa Rica further extends tourist visas for foreigners in country
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Costa Rica further extends tourist visas for foreigners in country

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 16, 2020

Costa Rica's Immigration Administration will provide foreigners with extra flexibility as countries restrict travel due to the coronavirus pandemic. Foreigners who entered Costa Rica on a tourist…

Costa Rica again extends tourist visas for foreigners in country
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Costa Rica again extends tourist visas for foreigners in country

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 24, 2020

Costa Rica's Immigration Administration will provide foreigners with extra flexibility as countries restrict travel due to the coronavirus pandemic. Foreigners who entered Costa Rica on a tourist…

Trump says U.S. will halt immigration due to coronavirus
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Trump says U.S. will halt immigration due to coronavirus

AFP - April 21, 2020

President Donald Trump said Monday that he would temporarily suspend immigration to the United States because of the coronavirus pandemic, despite the US already being the worst-hit…

Migrants traveling to U.S., stranded in the Panamanian jungle, now face COVID-19
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Migrants traveling to U.S., stranded in the Panamanian jungle, now face COVID-19

Juan José Rodríguez / AFP - April 20, 2020

More than 1,500 undocumented migrants who were on their way to the United States are stranded due to the coronavirus pandemic in a jungle area of ​​Panama,…