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

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 7, 2020

Kelly Clements, the United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees, is in Costa Rica on Feb. 7-8 to evaluate the response to the large quantity of Nicaraguan…

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

Shahzad Abdul and Nina Larson / AFP - December 17, 2019

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…

Helping refugees to thrive in Costa Rica
Refugees
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Refugees
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Helping refugees to thrive in Costa Rica

Alexander Villegas / UNHCR - November 29, 2018

With her brownies, chocolates and custom-made cakes selling out fast, baker Julissa Marin de Colman is looking to expand. She needs a bigger oven to bake more…

Fleeing Nicaragua: Joining forces against the government
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Fleeing Nicaragua: Joining forces against the government

Alejandro Zúñiga and Alexander Villegas - October 27, 2018

Until 2011, Mayorga says he was a Sandinista, a supporter of the Nicaraguan democratic socialist political party that overthrew the Somoza dynasty in 1979. It wasn’t entirely…

Fleeing Nicaragua: The escape
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Fleeing Nicaragua: The escape

Alejandro Zúñiga and Alexander Villegas - October 26, 2018

La Cruz, Guanacaste — It had all happened so quickly. Lesly Antonio Mayorga says that last December on the streets of Jinotega, Nicaragua, a man approached him…

Ortega will ask Costa Rica to hand over refugees
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Ortega will ask Costa Rica to hand over refugees

AFP and The Tico Times - August 30, 2018

Daniel Ortega said on Wednesday that he’ll ask Costa Rica to hand over Nicaraguan refugees that committed crimes during protests and political crisis in Nicaragua. Costa Rica…

Brazil sends troops after clashes at Venezuela border
Brazil
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Brazil
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Brazil sends troops after clashes at Venezuela border

AFP / Paula Ramon - August 21, 2018

SAO PAULO, Brazil— Brazil's President, Michel Temer, called an emergency meeting of key ministers Sunday after ordering troops to the border with Venezuela as regional tensions build…

Fleeing violence, Nicaraguans seek safety in Costa Rica
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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Fleeing violence, Nicaraguans seek safety in Costa Rica

UNHCR / Alexander Villegas - August 15, 2018

The thin, bespectacled medical student acted as a paramedic in street protests in Nicaragua until gun-toting paramilitaries detained him last month. “They beat me, they put a…

23,000 Nicaraguans seek asylum in Costa Rica: UN
Latin America
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Latin America
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23,000 Nicaraguans seek asylum in Costa Rica: UN

AFP - July 31, 2018

GENEVA, Switzerland — Nearly 23,000 people fleeing turmoil in Nicaragua have sought asylum in neighboring Costa Rica, the UN refugee agency said Tuesday, as it announced a…

Hoping for a safe haven in Costa Rica
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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Hoping for a safe haven in Costa Rica

AFP and The Tico Times - July 24, 2018

A Nicaraguan woman fills in refuge requests at an Immigration Office in San José, Costa Rica on July 23, 2018. Nicaraguans have been seeking refuge in increasing…