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.…

Retiring in Costa Rica: ‘Come here with an open mind’
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Costa Rica
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Retiring in Costa Rica: ‘Come here with an open mind’

Michael Krumholtz - February 9, 2017

A decade ago, Allen Dickinson sold his mortgage brokerage in Florida just before the housing market crash and moved down to Costa Rica as a retiree looking…

PHOTOS: Hundreds turn out for San José Women’s March
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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PHOTOS: Hundreds turn out for San José Women’s March

AFP and Tico Times - January 21, 2017

Hundreds of people packed the streets of San José today for a demonstration of solidarity with the Women's March on Washington. The U.S. event, which inspired hundreds of…

Carta a nuestros lectores
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Carta a nuestros lectores

The Tico Times - January 18, 2017

In an effort to reach the greatest possible number of readers and to celebrate in 2017 the most diverse range of Costa Rica's international families and immigrant…

A letter to our readers
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Costa Rica
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A letter to our readers

Tico Times Staff - January 16, 2017

Those who live outside their country of origin – whether as refugees, for economic reasons or simply to pursue new opportunities – were in many ways the…

Costa Rican government applauds U.S. decision to stop ‘wet foot, dry foot’ policy on Cuban migrants
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican government applauds U.S. decision to stop ‘wet foot, dry foot’ policy on Cuban migrants

Tico Times and AFP - January 13, 2017

While facing the Cuban migrant crisis over the past year, Costa Rica has seen first-hand the oncoming waves of migrants from Cuba trying to make their way north to…

President Solís: ‘If you want to get through a border, you’ll be able to sooner or later’
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Costa Rica
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President Solís: ‘If you want to get through a border, you’ll be able to sooner or later’

Michael Krumholtz - January 13, 2017

On the very front of Luís Guillermo Solís' desk in his Casa Presidencial office, there's a small but telling ode to U.S. politics. Perched on the desk…

Authorities detain Cuban migrants, boat captain in the Southern Zone
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Authorities detain Cuban migrants, boat captain in the Southern Zone

AFP - January 12, 2017

Costa Rican authorities detained five Cuban migrants who entered Costa Rican waters in a launch without complying with Immigration controls, the Public Security Ministry anounced Wednesday. The…

U.S. woman to be deported after living in airport in Colombia
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Colombia
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U.S. woman to be deported after living in airport in Colombia

AFP and The Tico Times - January 5, 2017

Sure, holiday lines at Juan Santamaría International Airport might make it feel like you're living at the airport occasionally – but can you imagine really taking up…

Costa Rica ends year with more than 26,000 ‘irregular migrants’ on the books
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Caribbean
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Costa Rica ends year with more than 26,000 ‘irregular migrants’ on the books

AFP and Tico Times Staff - December 20, 2016

See also: Cuban migrants storm Costa Rica-Panama border demanding to pass Costa Rica saw an "unprecedented" migratory flow into the country this year, with tens of thousands…