Solís touts Costa Rica’s treatment of migrants, refugees
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Central America
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Solís touts Costa Rica’s treatment of migrants, refugees

Patricia Guadalupe - August 23, 2016

WASHINGTON — Speaking to an overflow crowd in Washington D.C., Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solís addressed the issue of immigration in the Central American country, saying…

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…

UPDATE: 10 US-bound migrants drown in southern Nicaragua
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Costa Rica
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UPDATE: 10 US-bound migrants drown in southern Nicaragua

AFP - August 3, 2016

Updated Wednesday, 5:36 p.m. Following the discovery of eight drowned migrants in Lake Nicaragua, the Costa Rican government said it would further crack down on illegal immigration…

Pressure mounts on Costa Rica-Nicaragua border after migrant shelter closes
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Costa Rica
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Pressure mounts on Costa Rica-Nicaragua border after migrant shelter closes

Zach Dyer - July 15, 2016

Mattieu Komlou didn't know where he was going to sleep Thursday night. That afternoon, he and two other friends he’s traveling with left on a bus from Los…

Migrants block Pan-American Highway at Costa Rica-Nicaragua border
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Migrants block Pan-American Highway at Costa Rica-Nicaragua border

Zach Dyer - July 12, 2016

Hundreds of migrants from Africa, Asia and Haiti blocked the Pan-American Highway border crossing between Costa Rica and Nicaragua Tuesday morning, halting traffic for hours along the most…

Dire conditions for migrants camped out in Peñas Blancas
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Brazil
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Dire conditions for migrants camped out in Peñas Blancas

Álvaro Sánchez - July 1, 2016

PEÑAS BLANCAS, Guanacaste -- Almost 200 migrants from Africa, Asia and Haiti have set up camp in a small field here, not far from Costa Rica's border…

Nowhere to go: A day at a Costa Rica migrant shelter
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Costa Rica
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Nowhere to go: A day at a Costa Rica migrant shelter

Zach Dyer - June 28, 2016

PASO CANOAS, Puntarenas — As the sun comes up people start to line up outside the mobile immigration processing center at the Red Cross camp just steps…

Dispatch from the border: Migrants have shelter but little else
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Costa Rica
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Dispatch from the border: Migrants have shelter but little else

Zach Dyer - June 17, 2016

PASO CANOAS, Puntarenas — It’s too hot to be wearing a puffy black jacket here on the border between Costa Rica and Panama this humid afternoon but…

Migrants flowing through is likely Costa Rica’s new normal, minister says
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Costa Rica
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Migrants flowing through is likely Costa Rica’s new normal, minister says

Zach Dyer - June 10, 2016

Since November 2015, Costa Rica has found itself in the path of an unprecedented northbound flow of migrants from Cuba, Africa, South Asia, Haiti and elsewhere. Communications…