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‘Dusty-foot’ Cubans forgo rafts, choose land route through Costa Rica
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‘Dusty-foot’ Cubans forgo rafts, choose land route through Costa Rica

The Tico Times - November 12, 2015

The blades of a police helicopter thumped overhead as dozens of Immigration Police wearing black balaclavas stormed through the corrugated tin gate of a compound near Costa Rica's…

Costa Rica police bust Cuban migrants smuggling operation
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Crime
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Costa Rica police bust Cuban migrants smuggling operation

The Tico Times - November 10, 2015

More than 100 police with air support carried out eight raids across Costa Rica Tuesday morning, targeting an organized crime network responsible for smuggling Cuban migrants from Panama to…

Police detain 44 Cuban migrants in Guanacaste
Crime
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Crime
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Police detain 44 Cuban migrants in Guanacaste

The Tico Times - September 25, 2015

Police in La Cruz, Guanacaste detained 44 undocumented Cuban migrants near the border with Nicaragua, according to a statement Friday from the Public Security Ministry. Authorities arrested…

Tico migrants shipwrecked in Caribbean en route to US are still missing
Crime
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Crime
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Tico migrants shipwrecked in Caribbean en route to US are still missing

L. Arias - April 24, 2015

Three Costa Ricans who leapt from a sinking boat off the coast of Bahamas are still missing, the Foreign Ministry confirmed Friday. The three had paid smugglers to take…

US court sentences Costa Rican woman to 30 months in jail for role in human smuggling network
Crime
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Crime
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US court sentences Costa Rican woman to 30 months in jail for role in human smuggling network

L. Arias - December 15, 2014

A Costa Rican woman on Friday was sentenced in a Florida court to 30 months in prison for her role in a conspiracy to smuggle more than 25 undocumented…

Costa Rican health officials rule out suspected case of Ebola
Ebola
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Ebola
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Costa Rican health officials rule out suspected case of Ebola

L. Arias - October 16, 2014

Doctors at the Tomás Casas Hospital in Costa Rica’s southern region on Wednesday evening dismissed rumors of an alleged case of Ebola at their medical facility as false.…

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Costa Rica woman pleads guilty in US to masterminding human smuggling ring

The Tico Times - October 7, 2014

A Costa Rican woman, Mercedes Morera Roche, 49, pleaded guilty Monday in the United States to charges of conspiring to smuggle more than 25 undocumented immigrants into the U.S. from…

Costa Rican police apprehend more undocumented migrants headed north
Crime
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Crime
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Costa Rican police apprehend more undocumented migrants headed north

L. Arias - September 29, 2014

National Police officers on Sunday morning detained eight men from Nepal who are in the country without valid immigration documents. Police in the Pacific province of Puntarenas observed…

Costa Rican police detain undocumented Eritrean, Somali migrants
Crime
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Crime
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Costa Rican police detain undocumented Eritrean, Somali migrants

The Tico Times - September 11, 2014

Costa Rican police continued rounding up undocumented migrants this week with the detention on Wednesday of four Eritreans and four Somalis who were traveling toward the Peñas…

Costa Rica detains 27 more undocumented Nepalese migrants
Crime
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Crime
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Costa Rica detains 27 more undocumented Nepalese migrants

L. Arias - September 8, 2014

Following the detention last Friday of nine undocumented migrants on the central Pacific coast, Costa Rica's National Police carried out an additional operation Monday in the community…

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