Expelled Nicaraguan activist denounces persecution of feminists
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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Expelled Nicaraguan activist denounces persecution of feminists

AFP / The Tico Times - November 28, 2018

The Nicaraguan-Costa Rican activist Ana Quirós, who has been expelled from Nicaragua, denounced on Tuesday that there is persecution against the feminist movement because of her opposition…

Migrants retreat after failed bid to force US-Mexico border
Honduras
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Honduras
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Migrants retreat after failed bid to force US-Mexico border

Said Betanzos and Yemeli Ortega / AFP - November 26, 2018

Hundreds of Central American migrants who tried to force through a Mexican police blockade into the United States retreated to a nearby camp Monday after US border…

Twelve countries agree to address Venezuelan migration with humanitarian approach
immigration
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immigration
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Twelve countries agree to address Venezuelan migration with humanitarian approach

AFP / The Tico Times - November 26, 2018

Migration authorities from 12 countries agreed in Lima to address Venezuelan mass migration with a humanitarian approach, the Migration Superintendent of Peru reported on Sunday. The Lima…

Costa Rica joins seven other countries committing to regularize Venezuelan migrants
immigration
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immigration
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Costa Rica joins seven other countries committing to regularize Venezuelan migrants

AFP / The Tico Times - November 24, 2018

Eight Latin American countries committed Friday in Quito to seek mechanisms for regularizing the legal status of Venezuelan migrants, despite the difficulties they face due to a…

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…

Costa Rican immigration officials detained, released by Nicaragua
News
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News
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Costa Rican immigration officials detained, released by Nicaragua

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 20, 2018

A potentially tense international situation was resolved amicably Monday evening after two Costa Rican Immigration Administration officials were apparently detained by the Nicaraguan army. According to Costa…

Thousands evacuated in Guatemala as volcano erupts, then stops
Central America
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Central America
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Thousands evacuated in Guatemala as volcano erupts, then stops

AFP - November 20, 2018

Guatemalan authorities declared a red alert and evacuated around 4,000 people Monday after the Fuego volcano erupted for the fifth time this year, sending bursts of ash…

Both hunger and obesity increase in Latin America
Food
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Food
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Both hunger and obesity increase in Latin America

AFP and Tico Times - November 8, 2018

Hunger and obesity are on the rise in Latin America, particularly in Venezuela, Argentina and Bolivia. In 2017, 39.3 million people were undernourished and 3.6 million were…

Government denounces racist and misogynistic attacks against Vice President Epsy Campbell
Latin America
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Latin America
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Government denounces racist and misogynistic attacks against Vice President Epsy Campbell

AFP - November 1, 2018

The Costa Rican government expressed solidarity with Vice President and Foreign Minister Epsy Campbell after she was the recipient of racist, misogynistic and hateful attacks in recent…

Far-right former army captain Jair Bolsonaro elected president of Brazil
Brazil
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Brazil
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Far-right former army captain Jair Bolsonaro elected president of Brazil

AFP / Hector Velasco and Rosa Sulleiro - October 28, 2018

Far-right former army captain Jair Bolsonaro was elected president of Brazil on Sunday, beating leftist opponent Fernando Haddad in a runoff election after a bitter and polarized…