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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…

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

Applications open for Humanitarian University Grants 2019
Education
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Education
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Applications open for Humanitarian University Grants 2019

The Tico Times - April 15, 2019

For the third year running, grants will be awarded to Nicaraguan refugee students to study at the Latin American University for Science and Technology (ULACIT). Applications are…

Help wanted: Tijuana offers Central American migrants a job
Central America
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Central America
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Help wanted: Tijuana offers Central American migrants a job

AFP / Yemeli Ortega - November 23, 2018

They're not just migrants, they're builders, cooks, painters and seamstresses: the caravan of Central Americans gathering at the U.S. border boasts an attractive workforce and Tijuana, their…

Facing terrorism charges and death threats, thousands of Nicaraguans flee to Costa Rica
Latin America
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Latin America
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Facing terrorism charges and death threats, thousands of Nicaraguans flee to Costa Rica

AFP / Marco Sibaja - August 12, 2018

RÍO SAN JUAN, Nicaragua—On a rainy morning in Nicaragua's south, two men step out of the jungle and into a boat that will transport them a short…

Hoping for a safe haven in Costa Rica
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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Hoping for a safe haven in Costa Rica

AFP and The Tico Times - July 24, 2018

A Nicaraguan woman fills in refuge requests at an Immigration Office in San José, Costa Rica on July 23, 2018. Nicaraguans have been seeking refuge in increasing…

Carta a nuestros lectores
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Carta a nuestros lectores

The Tico Times - January 18, 2017

In an effort to reach the greatest possible number of readers and to celebrate in 2017 the most diverse range of Costa Rica's international families and immigrant…

Costa Rica frets as Panama allows migrants to cross border
Colombia
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Colombia
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Costa Rica frets as Panama allows migrants to cross border

AFP - August 11, 2016

SAN JOSÉ -- Costa Rica expressed "concern" Wednesday about neighboring Panama's decision to allow migrants to cross their common border, as it struggles with thousands of migrants…

Cuban migrants in Colombia await deportation
Colombia
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Colombia
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Cuban migrants in Colombia await deportation

Raúl Arboleda | AFP - August 4, 2016

TURBO, Colombia — Hundreds of Cubans stranded in northwest Colombia have been left facing deportation after the government adopted emergency measures against illegal migration following a massive U.S.-bound influx.…

UPDATE: 10 US-bound migrants drown in southern Nicaragua
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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UPDATE: 10 US-bound migrants drown in southern Nicaragua

AFP - August 3, 2016

Updated Wednesday, 5:36 p.m. Following the discovery of eight drowned migrants in Lake Nicaragua, the Costa Rican government said it would further crack down on illegal immigration…