Help wanted: Tijuana offers Central American migrants a job
Central America
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Central America
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Help wanted: Tijuana offers Central American migrants a job

AFP / Yemeli Ortega - November 23, 2018

They're not just migrants, they're builders, cooks, painters and seamstresses: the caravan of Central Americans gathering at the U.S. border boasts an attractive workforce and Tijuana, their…

Fleeing Nicaragua: Fight another day
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Fleeing Nicaragua: Fight another day

Alejandro Zúñiga and Alexander Villegas - October 28, 2018

La Cruz, Guanacaste — The message from Nicaraguan refugees to Costa Rica is a uniform one: thank you. Not all Ticos have greeted the asylum-seekers kindly. In mid-August,…

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…

Trump: US to begin cutting aid to Central America over migrant caravan
immigration
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immigration
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Trump: US to begin cutting aid to Central America over migrant caravan

AFP - October 23, 2018

President Donald Trump said Monday the United States will begin cutting aid to three Central American nations because of their governments' failure to stop a migrant caravan…

Smartphone app for migrants being piloted in Central America, Mexico
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Smartphone app for migrants being piloted in Central America, Mexico

AFP - September 30, 2017

A smartphone app designed to help migrants safely move through countries is being tested in Central America and Mexico starting this week ahead of a wider roll-out…

Panama drops off Cuban migrants on Costa Rica’s doorstep
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Panama drops off Cuban migrants on Costa Rica’s doorstep

AFP - April 6, 2017

Panamanian officials apparently dropped a group of 71 unwanted Cubans at the Panama-Costa Rica border Thursday in an operation highlighting a pass-the-buck strategy between Central American countries…

VIDEO: New Costa Rican documentary explains forced Central American migration
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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VIDEO: New Costa Rican documentary explains forced Central American migration

Elizabeth Lang - April 4, 2017

Waves of Central American migration toward the United States have been increasing during the past decade, but the root causes are often misunderstood. To tell the untold stories…

Migration issues dominate Tuxtla Summit speeches in Costa Rica
Central America
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Central America
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Migration issues dominate Tuxtla Summit speeches in Costa Rica

L. Arias - March 29, 2017

Immigration and environmental issues were some the main topics of discussion among participants in the XVI Summit of the Tuxtla Mechanism, an international summit that ended Wednesday in the Costa…

How a refugee family opened their home to me
A Letter Home
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A Letter Home
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How a refugee family opened their home to me

Lari Quesada - February 28, 2017

When I traveled from Costa Rica to Belgium and began my exchange program there, a refugee camp near the high school where I studied caught my attention.…