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Costa Rica creates special asylum category for Venezuelans, Nicaraguans and Cubans
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica creates special asylum category for Venezuelans, Nicaraguans and Cubans

AFP and The Tico Times - November 13, 2020

Costa Rica on Thursday announced a new migration category that will allow asylum seekers from Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela whose request was rejected to remain in the…

PAHO highlights several countries in the Americas for Covid-19 response
Latin America
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Latin America
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PAHO highlights several countries in the Americas for Covid-19 response

AFP - November 12, 2020

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) on Wednesday highlighted several countries of the American continent for learning from key lessons to control the COVID-19 pandemic. "We are…

European nations reapply restrictions as coronavirus cases spike
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European nations reapply restrictions as coronavirus cases spike

Daniel SILVA with AFP bureaus - November 2, 2020

Anger and exasperation over new coronavirus curbs grew Sunday as European nations wound back the clocks to the spring with fresh lockdowns and restrictions aimed at halting…

Covid-19: Europe surges again this week
Latin America
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Latin America
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Covid-19: Europe surges again this week

AFP - October 23, 2020

The number of people infected by the novel coronavirus continued to surge in Europe over the past week, while also increasing in Africa and America and abating…

Misinformation threatens response to Covid-19 in the Americas, PAHO alerts
Latin America
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Latin America
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Misinformation threatens response to Covid-19 in the Americas, PAHO alerts

AFP - October 21, 2020

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) warned Wednesday that misinformation threatens the response to Covid-19 in the American continent, in particular with regard to a vaccine against…

PAHO emphasizes risk of international travel, reopening too soon
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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PAHO emphasizes risk of international travel, reopening too soon

Alina DIESTE / AFP - September 17, 2020

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) noted on Wednesday the "limited impact" of pre-travel coronavirus tests to control the spread of COVID-19 and called on countries to…

Pandemic causes hunger among Nicaraguan refugees in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Pandemic causes hunger among Nicaraguan refugees in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - August 28, 2020

Tens of thousands of Nicaraguan refugees in neighboring Costa Rica are going hungry and eat only once or twice a day, the UN refugee agency warned Friday. According to the…

Pandemic ‘an opportunity’ for Latin America, regional director of UNDP says
Latin America
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Latin America
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Pandemic ‘an opportunity’ for Latin America, regional director of UNDP says

Lucía LACURCIA / AFP - August 25, 2020

His voice is among those that warn of the devastating consequences of the pandemic in Latin America. But for Luis Felipe López-Calva, regional director of the United…

Latin America must control pandemic in order to reactivate economy, PAHO argues
Latin America
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Latin America
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Latin America must control pandemic in order to reactivate economy, PAHO argues

Alina DIESTE / AFP - July 31, 2020

Latin America, the region of the world with the most COVID-19 cases, will be unable to reactivate its economy if it fails to curb infections, the Economic…

What we can learn from Costa Rica’s embrace of migrants
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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What we can learn from Costa Rica’s embrace of migrants

Katherine Stanley Obando / Yes! Magazine - July 25, 2020

With darkness closing in around her in April 2018, Elizabeth, a 27-year-old Nicaraguan law student, clutched her 1-year-old baby in her arms as she waded through a…