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Pressure mounts on Costa Rica-Nicaragua border after migrant shelter closes
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Pressure mounts on Costa Rica-Nicaragua border after migrant shelter closes

The Tico Times - July 15, 2016

Mattieu Komlou didn't know where he was going to sleep Thursday night. That afternoon, he and two other friends he’s traveling with left on a bus from Los…

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

Dispatch from the border: Migrants have shelter but little else
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Dispatch from the border: Migrants have shelter but little else

The Tico Times - June 17, 2016

PASO CANOAS, Puntarenas — It’s too hot to be wearing a puffy black jacket here on the border between Costa Rica and Panama this humid afternoon but…

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…

The fate of thousands of Cuban migrants will be determined at a Quality Inn
Immigration
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Immigration
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The fate of thousands of Cuban migrants will be determined at a Quality Inn

The Tico Times - November 24, 2015

Foreign ministers from across Central America, Mexico, Colombia and Ecuador are set to meet in San Salvador, El Salvador, on Tuesday to hammer out an action plan for…

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

The Tico Times - 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…

‘Dusty-foot’ Cubans forgo rafts, choose land route through Costa Rica
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Immigration
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‘Dusty-foot’ Cubans forgo rafts, choose land route through Costa Rica

The Tico Times - November 12, 2015

The blades of a police helicopter thumped overhead as dozens of Immigration Police wearing black balaclavas stormed through the corrugated tin gate of a compound near Costa Rica's…

Costa Rica police bust Cuban migrants smuggling operation
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Crime
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Costa Rica police bust Cuban migrants smuggling operation

The Tico Times - November 10, 2015

More than 100 police with air support carried out eight raids across Costa Rica Tuesday morning, targeting an organized crime network responsible for smuggling Cuban migrants from Panama to…

Most foreign workers in Costa Rica are covered by public health care, report shows
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Expat Living
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Most foreign workers in Costa Rica are covered by public health care, report shows

L. Arias - April 24, 2014

Just over 378,000 foreign residents live in Costa Rica. Of those, 185,778 are employed, and 180,436 have health care coverage with the state-run Social Security System, or Caja,…