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Migrants in Costa Rica

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

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.

Smartphone app for migrants being piloted in Central America, Mexico

"MigrantApp" offers information in English, Spanish and French on safety, health, accommodation and organizations offering assistance.

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

The closure of the shelter that housed 85 and fed 150 people a day is likely to further concentrate immigrants in the area around Peñas Blancas, as more arrive every day with no way forward.

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

The demonstration in Peñas Blancas, Guanacaste was peaceful but a forceful reminder that thousands of migrants are waylaid in Costa Rica as Nicaragua continues to block their path north toward the United States.

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

As Central and South American countries seek a regional solution to the latest migrant crisis, migrants stuck in Costa Rica say they’re running out of money and becoming increasingly desperate.

Dispatch from the border: Migrants have shelter but little else

African migrants have basic shelter along the border of Costa Rica and Panama but the only thing they really want is safe passage to the U.S.

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

As news came over the weekend that Panama would carry out another airlift to Mexico for 3,800 unauthorized Cuban migrants there, hundreds of migrants from across Africa remain in Costa Rica with no way forward.

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

Costa Rica has proposed a “humanitarian corridor” through the region that would allow the migrants to pass freely through with temporary transit visas.

President Solís, church leaders discuss Cuban migrant crisis

The nearly 1,000 Cuban migrants at the Nicaraguan border have become a diplomatic hot potato as countries blame one another for the crisis.

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

Images of improvised rafts crossing the Straights of Florida have become iconic of Cuban immigration to the U.S. but the majority of Cubans entering the U.S. today choose the overland route through Central America — including Costa Rica — to reach family or a new life in the U.S.

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