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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…

From Río San Juan to San José: A Nicaraguan refugee in Costa Rica tells his story
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

Jacob Spetzler - June 20, 2019

Nelson Jesus Zeas Paz was late, a consequence of the infamous San José traffic. When he arrived, he walked quickly toward the patio section of the cafe…

Seeking residency in Costa Rica? You’ll need your vaccines first, report says
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Seeking residency in Costa Rica? You’ll need your vaccines first, report says

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 22, 2019

Starting in July 2019, foreigners who apply for temporary or permanent residency in Costa Rica will need to comply with the country's national vaccine program, according to…

Here’s what you should know about the crisis in Venezuela
Venezuela
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Venezuela
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Here’s what you should know about the crisis in Venezuela

Alejandro Zúñiga and AFP - January 24, 2019

Tens of thousands of people protested in Caracas, Venezuela on Wednesday to oppose the regime of Nicolás Maduro, the politician who was sworn in for a second…

Migrants retreat after failed bid to force US-Mexico border
Honduras
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Honduras
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Migrants retreat after failed bid to force US-Mexico border

Said Betanzos and Yemeli Ortega / AFP - November 26, 2018

Hundreds of Central American migrants who tried to force through a Mexican police blockade into the United States retreated to a nearby camp Monday after US border…

Fighting, escaping, hoping: Fleeing Nicaragua
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Pic of the Day
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Fighting, escaping, hoping: Fleeing Nicaragua

Alissa Grosskopf - October 31, 2018

Have you seen our video series "Fleeing Nicaragua" yet? The three part series give room to the voices of three refugees from Nicaragua.. They talk about their…

Fleeing Nicaragua: Fight another day
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Fleeing Nicaragua: Fight another day

Alejandro Zúñiga and Alexander Villegas - October 28, 2018

La Cruz, Guanacaste — The message from Nicaraguan refugees to Costa Rica is a uniform one: thank you. Not all Ticos have greeted the asylum-seekers kindly. In mid-August,…

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