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US to welcome more refugees, including Central Americans

President Joe Biden announced Monday, after coming under fierce criticism, that he was raising the maximum number of refugees allowed into the United States

‘The border is closed,’ U.S. tells would-be migrants

With 15,000 migrant children or teenagers in United States federal custody, the problem has become impossible to ignore.

Prevented from entering Havana, Cuban journalist asks for refuge in Costa Rica

A week after Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís saw off one of the last flights of the Cuban migrant airlift, hundreds more Cuban migrants mass again at the southern border with Panama.

One million Central Americans will have migrated by the end of 2020, says UNHCR

One million Central Americans will have forcibly migrated by the end of 2020, mainly due to the violence that plagues the region.

UNHCR grants Costa Rica assistance to help Nicaraguan migrants

According to official data, there are currently 87,190 asylum seekers in Costa Rica, of which 80% are Nicaraguans and 7% Venezuelans.

UN commissioner in Costa Rica to evaluate response to Latin America refugee crisis

There are currently more than 87,000 applications for refuge in Costa Rica, of which 80% are from Nicaraguans and 7% are from Venezuelans, according to government data.

Rich nations urged to do ‘fair share’ at global refugee meet

The UN urged countries Tuesday to take joint responsibility for caring for surging numbers of displaced people, while wealthy nations faced criticism for not shouldering their "fair share" of the burden.

Helping refugees to thrive in Costa Rica

Bakers, spa product creators and car wash entrepreneurs get a chance to start over in the Central American nation.

Fleeing Nicaragua: Joining forces against the government

The Tico Times talks to refugees who fled Nicaragua about their time in the protests, the subsequent persecution and how they fled to Costa Rica. In part two, we talk to former government allies, enemies and previously neutral bystanders about why they joined protests against the government.

Fleeing Nicaragua: The escape

The Tico Times talks to refugees who fled Nicaragua about their time in the protests, the subsequent persecution and how they fled to Costa Rica. In part one, we talk to Lesly Antonio Mayorga, a former Sandinista soldier the government now considers a terrorist.

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