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Honduras and Costa Rica take measures to stop the entry of Nicaraguans

Honduras and Costa Rica have both tightened border surveillance in recent weeks to protect themselves against what both governments consider an inadequate response by Nicaragua to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Costa Rican lawmakers request intervention in Nicaragua due to pandemic

Costa Rican lawmakers on Thursday asked the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to take decisive actions in Nicaragua

Watch: President Alvarado speaks at Global Refugee Forum in Geneva

President Alvarado says 10.5% of Costa Rica's population is comprised of immigrants.

In San José, Nicaraguans march in memory and call for justice

A blue wave of demonstrators dressed in Nicaragua's national colors made its way from the Nicaraguan Embassy to the University of Costa Rica campus.

Nicaraguan ‘marathon protester’ escapes to Costa Rica after leaving prison

In Costa Rica, more than 50,000 Nicaraguans have escaped Nicaraguan oppression since protests broke out last April.

VIDEO: New Costa Rican documentary explains forced Central American migration

“It’s an interesting paradox for the U.S. audience because [Central American] migration is produced by an economic activity whose main market is the United States,” says scholar Carlos Sandoval.

PHOTOS: Life along the Costa Rica-Nicaragua border

A Tico Times reporter opens his notebook -- and his photo file -- from a recent trip to the northern tip of Alajuela province, along the Costa Rica-Nicaragua border.

Housing Ministry again postpones relocation of San José slum

The deadline to clear lands currently occupied by a slum known as Triángulo de la Solidaridad expires on March 28, but the Housing Ministry on Tuesday said they will need at least three more months to complete the relocation.

Government postpones project to expand Circunvalación beltway

The National Roadway Council on Wednesday confirmed the decision to postpone the first stage of expansion of the Circunvalación, a belt route bordering the capital’s central canton, until Housing Ministry officials complete the relocation of 191 families currently living where the new road is to be built.

Costa Rica has the highest percentage of migrant population in Latin America, study finds

Costa Rica is the Latin American country with the highest percentage of immigrants living in its territory, making up 9 percent of the total population, according to data compiled by the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), released earlier this month.

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