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Costa Rica deports 14 Salvadorans suspected of gang membership
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Costa Rica deports 14 Salvadorans suspected of gang membership

AFP - August 31, 2020

Fourteen Salvadorans suspected of being involved in gangs in their country were deported last week from Costa Rica, where they had been detained at a migrant apprehension…

Costa Rica entry rules ‘incredibly conflicting,’ law office says
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica entry rules ‘incredibly conflicting,’ law office says

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 14, 2020

Since Costa Rica declared a State of Emergency due to the coronavirus in mid-March, the country has continued adjusting measures, reopening parts of the economy with an…

Several institutions suspend operations due to Orange Alert
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Several institutions suspend operations due to Orange Alert

The Tico Times - July 14, 2020

Several Costa Rican institutions have reduced or suspended operations this week due to the Orange Alert that comprises the Greater Metropolitan Area (among other cantons). Below is…

Costa Rican immigration officials detained, released by Nicaragua
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News
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Costa Rican immigration officials detained, released by Nicaragua

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 20, 2018

A potentially tense international situation was resolved amicably Monday evening after two Costa Rican Immigration Administration officials were apparently detained by the Nicaraguan army. According to Costa…

La Carpio’s cultural rebellion
Artists
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Artists
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La Carpio’s cultural rebellion

Elizabeth Lang / The Tico Times - January 13, 2017

Part Four of a four-part series. Read Parts One, and Two and Three!  Is it possible for a single organization to change the face of a country's toughest neighborhood?…

Costa Rica’s post office now processing residence applications
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Business
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Costa Rica’s post office now processing residence applications

L. Arias - December 9, 2016

Good news for all those seeking residency in Costa Rica: Correos de Costa Rica, the company that manages the country's postal service, has opened 35 counters at its branches throughout the…

FARC cease-fire could change Costa Rica’s refugee population
Colombia
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Colombia
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FARC cease-fire could change Costa Rica’s refugee population

The Tico Times - June 27, 2016

Both sides of Colombia’s civil war shook hands in Havana, Cuba on Thursday after signing a cease-fire agreement that could pave the way to peace in the…

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

The Tico Times - 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…

Costa Rica doubles police presence at Panama border to curb illegal immigration
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica doubles police presence at Panama border to curb illegal immigration

L. Arias - April 1, 2016

Recent apprehensions of large groups of undocumented migrants plus the continued arrival of Cuban citizens just across the border in Panama have prompted Costa Rican authorities to tighten border…

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

The Tico Times - 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…