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Cuban migrants continue arriving as Costa Rica declares ‘mission accomplished’
Immigration
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Immigration
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Cuban migrants continue arriving as Costa Rica declares ‘mission accomplished’

Zach Dyer - March 17, 2016

A week after President Luis Guillermo Solís saw off one of the last flights of the airlift that carried thousands of stranded Cuban migrants to the U.S.…

US Supreme Court to review Obama’s power on deportation policy
Business
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Business
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US Supreme Court to review Obama’s power on deportation policy

Robert Barnes | The Washington Post - January 19, 2016

WASHINGTON - The United States Supreme Court said Tuesday it will decide whether President Barack Obama has the authority to declare that millions of immigrants living in…

US expands refugee program for El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras
Crime
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Crime
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US expands refugee program for El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras

AFP - January 13, 2016

WASHINGTON D.C. -- The United States is to expand its refugee resettlement program to cover citizens of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, Secretary of State John Kerry said…

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…

Crisis at the border: Costa Rica weighs its options after Nicaragua violently turns back Cuban migrants
Crime
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Crime
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Crisis at the border: Costa Rica weighs its options after Nicaragua violently turns back Cuban migrants

Álvaro Sánchez and Zach Dyer - November 16, 2015

PEÑAS BLANCAS, Guanacaste – When he began the long journey north from Ecuador, Dr. Henry Roque wore a brand-name watch, carried a suitcase full of clothing and…

US visa lottery now open
Global
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Global
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US visa lottery now open

L. Arias - October 6, 2015

The U.S. State Department on Oct. 1 opened its annual visa lottery, offering 50,000 permanent resident visas to applicants from selected countries around the world. Those interested in applying…

Tico brewer avenges Trump comments on immigrants
Global
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Global
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Tico brewer avenges Trump comments on immigrants

Jill Replogle - July 12, 2015

While the fallout, and attention, from billionaire Donald Trump’s derogatory statements about Mexican immigrants continues, one Tico living in the United States is giving Trump the proverbial finger…

As budget battles loom, Biden asks US Congress to approve aid for Central America
Business
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Business
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As budget battles loom, Biden asks US Congress to approve aid for Central America

Jill Replogle - March 10, 2015

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden made a public plea to Congress Tuesday to approve $1 billion for an ambitious development plan for Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.…

US Coast Guard faces a new spike in Cuban ‘boat people’
Cuba
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Cuba
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US Coast Guard faces a new spike in Cuban ‘boat people’

Dan Lamothe | The Washington Post - January 6, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. diplomatic opening with Cuba has spurred a seemingly unintended consequence: A flood of Cubans taking to makeshift rafts to get to the…

Remittances account for 10 percent of Guatemala’s GDP
Business
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Business
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Remittances account for 10 percent of Guatemala’s GDP

Anna-Claire Bevan - December 2, 2014

JUTIAPA, Guatemala – The small village of Horcones sits at the end of a pothole-filled road in Jutiapa, in southeastern Guatemala. Here, about 40 percent of the…

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