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Stranded Cuban migrants say goodbye to Costa Rica as airlift begins
Cuban migrants
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Cuban migrants
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Stranded Cuban migrants say goodbye to Costa Rica as airlift begins

Zach Dyer - January 13, 2016

Cheers and clapping erupted at a shelter in La Cruz, Guanacaste, as the names of the first Cuban migrants to leave Costa Rica in months crackled out…

Cuban migrants spend a month in camps as regional leaders fail to reach solution
Immigration
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Immigration
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Cuban migrants spend a month in camps as regional leaders fail to reach solution

Zach Dyer - December 9, 2015

LIBERIA, Guanacaste — Juan Carlos Rubio, a 32-year-old Cuban factory worker, couldn’t get his age right on the first try. “I’m 33, no, 32. I turn 33…

President Solís, church leaders discuss Cuban migrant crisis
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Immigration
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President Solís, church leaders discuss Cuban migrant crisis

Zach Dyer - November 19, 2015

President Luis Guillermo Solís met with Costa Rican bishops Wednesday as another day passed with no resolution on the Cuban migrant crisis at the Nicaraguan border. Foreign…

Costa Rica calls for regional meeting to address flood of Cuban migrants
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Costa Rica calls for regional meeting to address flood of Cuban migrants

Zach Dyer - November 17, 2015

Costa Rica Foreign Minister Manuel González called Tuesday for a regional meeting to establish a humanitarian corridor for Cuban migrants traveling to the United States. Several thousand Cuban…

Calls for action on Europe’s migrant crisis after Austrian tragedy
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Calls for action on Europe’s migrant crisis after Austrian tragedy

Csaba Segesvari and Serene Assir | AFP - August 30, 2015

ROSZKE, Hungary – Calls multiplied Sunday for Europe to finally get to grips with its ever-deadlier migrant crisis after Austria's horrific truck tragedy, as people continued to pour…

US judge to order release of immigrant women and children from holding facilities
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US judge to order release of immigrant women and children from holding facilities

David Boddiger - July 27, 2015

Last Friday, the Los Angeles Times reported on a key ruling by a U.S. federal judge who in coming days plans to order the release of hundreds of immigrant…

The bloody origins of the Dominican Republic’s ethnic ‘cleansing’ of Haitians
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The bloody origins of the Dominican Republic’s ethnic ‘cleansing’ of Haitians

Abby Phillip | The Washington Post - June 17, 2015

There is an artificial line that splits the island of Hispaniola in two. On one side is Haiti, and on the other is the Dominican Republic. There…

US to grant refugee status to Central American child migrants
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Global
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US to grant refugee status to Central American child migrants

AFP - November 14, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States will allow some Central American children to apply for refugee status from their home countries, as Washington seeks to stem a…

Migration is one of the most challenging issues of the 21st century, says UN official
Crime
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Crime
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Migration is one of the most challenging issues of the 21st century, says UN official

Zach Dyer - September 19, 2014

Migration is one of the greatest social issues of the 21st century, affecting more than 230 million people worldwide. With that number estimated to nearly double by…

Nicaraguan migrants don’t follow other Central Americans to US, choosing Costa Rica instead
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Nicaraguan migrants don’t follow other Central Americans to US, choosing Costa Rica instead

Zach Dyer - August 27, 2014

It’s just after 9 a.m. in La Merced park at the mouth of Second Avenue in downtown San José and the sun is out. The church steeple…

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