U.S. woman to be deported after living in airport in 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 frets as Panama allows migrants to cross border
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Costa Rica frets as Panama allows migrants to cross border

AFP - August 11, 2016

SAN JOSÉ -- Costa Rica expressed "concern" Wednesday about neighboring Panama's decision to allow migrants to cross their common border, as it struggles with thousands of migrants…

Cuban migrants in Colombia await deportation
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Cuban migrants in Colombia await deportation

Raúl Arboleda | AFP - August 4, 2016

TURBO, Colombia — Hundreds of Cubans stranded in northwest Colombia have been left facing deportation after the government adopted emergency measures against illegal migration following a massive U.S.-bound influx.…

Colombia announces tough measures to battle migrant crisis
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Colombia
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Colombia announces tough measures to battle migrant crisis

AFP - August 3, 2016

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — Colombia will undertake emergency measures against illegal migration, including deporting thousands of Cuban and other migrants and reinforcing its borders following a massive influx of…

FARC cease-fire could change Costa Rica’s refugee population
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Colombia
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FARC cease-fire could change Costa Rica’s refugee population

Zach Dyer - June 27, 2016

Both sides of Colombia’s civil war shook hands in Havana, Cuba on Thursday after signing a cease-fire agreement that could pave the way to peace in the…

Colombia announces cease-fire deal to end 52-year conflict with FARC
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Colombia announces cease-fire deal to end 52-year conflict with FARC

Nick Miroff | The Washington Post - June 23, 2016

HAVANA - In a ceremony meant to mark the symbolic end to 52 years of fighting, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and leftist guerrilla commander Timoleón Jiménez…

Latin America most dangerous region for environmentalists in 2015
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Brazil
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Latin America most dangerous region for environmentalists in 2015

Lindsay Fendt - June 19, 2016

Latin America remains the most dangerous region for environmental activists, according to a new report from the U.K.-based watchdog group Global Witness. Now in its third iteration, the…

Waging peace in Colombia
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Waging peace in Colombia

Juan Manuel Santos - March 15, 2016

See: It's time to end the war on drugs BOGOTÁ – Colombians are close to bringing to an end the oldest and only remaining armed conflict in the…

Brother of Colombia’s former President Álvaro Uribe arrested for homicide
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Brother of Colombia’s former President Álvaro Uribe arrested for homicide

AFP - February 29, 2016

[caption id="attachment_89405" align="aligncenter" width="502"] AFP/Bluradio[/caption] BOGOTÁ, Colombia – A brother of Colombia's former President Álvaro Uribe has been arrested on suspicion of homicide and links to ultra-conservative…

Mafia profits tempt Colombia’s Marxist rebels as peace nears
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Colombia
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Mafia profits tempt Colombia’s Marxist rebels as peace nears

Andrew Willis | Bloomberg - February 28, 2016

In January, parts of the city of Buenaventura on Colombia's Pacific coast began observing a 10 p.m. curfew. The source of the order was not the mayor…