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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…

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…

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