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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.…

Dire conditions for migrants camped out in Peñas Blancas
Brazil
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Brazil
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Dire conditions for migrants camped out in Peñas Blancas

Álvaro Sánchez - July 1, 2016

PEÑAS BLANCAS, Guanacaste -- Almost 200 migrants from Africa, Asia and Haiti have set up camp in a small field here, not far from Costa Rica's border…

Deporting 600 migrants back to Africa could be expensive, and impossible
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Deporting 600 migrants back to Africa could be expensive, and impossible

The Tico Times - April 25, 2016

Costa Rica is getting tough-ish on the some 600, mostly African migrants camped out on its southern border in Paso Canoas. The government announced over the weekend…

Costa Rica police detain 51 migrants from Asia, Africa, Middle East
Crime
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Crime
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Costa Rica police detain 51 migrants from Asia, Africa, Middle East

L. Arias - December 30, 2015

National Police officers detained a truck near the Central Pacific town of Jacó early Wednesday carrying 51 undocumented migrants from Asia, Africa and the Middle East. In…

Costa Rica considers flights for Cuban migrants as options shrink 
Global
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Global
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Costa Rica considers flights for Cuban migrants as options shrink 

The Tico Times - December 3, 2015

Costa Rica’s options for dealing with the more than 4,000 Cuban migrants marooned in the country on their way to the United States are growing fewer by the day,…

Reforms by Castro, Obama set stage for Cuban migration spike
Business
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Business
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Reforms by Castro, Obama set stage for Cuban migration spike

The Tico Times - November 20, 2015

The face-off between Cuban migrants and the Nicaraguan military at the Peñas Blancas border crossing this week has become a dramatic backdrop for an exodus of Cubans from…

Violence drives women to flee Central America’s Northern Triangle
Crime
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Crime
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Violence drives women to flee Central America’s Northern Triangle

Larry Luxner - November 6, 2015

WASHINGTON — Late last year, Norma — the wife of a police officer from El Salvador — was abducted by four members of the M18 street gang, taken…

Pope Francis calls for climate, migrant action in Congress speech
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Pope Francis calls for climate, migrant action in Congress speech

Jean-Louis de la Vaissiere and Michael Mathes | AFP - September 24, 2015

Pope Francis appealed to U.S. lawmakers Thursday to help the poor, do more for suffering migrants around the world and fight climate change, pressing some of his…

Costa Rica now will accept Syrian refugees after president reverses course
Global
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Global
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Costa Rica now will accept Syrian refugees after president reverses course

The Tico Times - September 23, 2015

In a presidential flip-flop, Casa Presidencial announced Tuesday that Costa Rica will begin accepting refugee applications from Syrians fleeing a brutal and horrific war back home. The statement,…

As tragedies shock Europe, a bigger crisis looms in the Middle East
Global
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Global
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As tragedies shock Europe, a bigger crisis looms in the Middle East

Liz Sly | The Washington Post - August 30, 2015

AL-MINYA, Lebanon — While the world's attention is fixed on the tens of thousands of Syrian refugees swarming into Europe, a potentially far more profound crisis is…