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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…

Migrants block Pan-American Highway at Costa Rica-Nicaragua border
Business
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Business
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Migrants block Pan-American Highway at Costa Rica-Nicaragua border

The Tico Times - July 12, 2016

Hundreds of migrants from Africa, Asia and Haiti blocked the Pan-American Highway border crossing between Costa Rica and Nicaragua Tuesday morning, halting traffic for hours along the most…

Nowhere to go: A day at a Costa Rica migrant shelter
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Nowhere to go: A day at a Costa Rica migrant shelter

The Tico Times - June 28, 2016

PASO CANOAS, Puntarenas — As the sun comes up people start to line up outside the mobile immigration processing center at the Red Cross camp just steps…

Migrants flowing through is likely Costa Rica’s new normal, minister says
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Migrants flowing through is likely Costa Rica’s new normal, minister says

The Tico Times - June 10, 2016

Since November 2015, Costa Rica has found itself in the path of an unprecedented northbound flow of migrants from Cuba, Africa, South Asia, Haiti and elsewhere. Communications…