Five Costa Ricans caught with 600 kilos of cocaine off Colombian coast
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Costa Rica
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Five Costa Ricans caught with 600 kilos of cocaine off Colombian coast

Michael Krumholtz - October 14, 2016

Colombia's navy captured five Costa Rican men on board a boat containing more than half a ton of cocaine off Colombia's Malpelo Island in the Pacific Ocean…

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
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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…

More Central Americans seek asylum in Costa Rica 
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Costa Rica
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More Central Americans seek asylum in Costa Rica 

Zach Dyer - June 21, 2016

Costa Rica is increasingly becoming a destination for people seeking asylum, many of them from other Central American countries plagued by violence. Costa Rica received more than 2,000…

Panama to send 3,800 US-bound Cubans to Mexico
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Cuban migrants
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Panama to send 3,800 US-bound Cubans to Mexico

AFP - May 9, 2016

PANAMA CITY — Panama has reached a deal to transfer nearly 4,000 U.S.-bound Cubans stranded on its territory to Mexico, an official said on Sunday, but added…

Waging peace in Colombia
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Crime
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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…

It’s time to end the war on drugs
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Crime
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It’s time to end the war on drugs

Michael Cox and John Collins - March 14, 2016

Few question that the “war on drugs” has been costly and ineffective. Inappropriate policies resulting from the war have destroyed countless lives, incarcerated millions of people, fuelled…

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

Venezuela, Colombia woes drag down Panama’s free trade zone
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Venezuela, Colombia woes drag down Panama’s free trade zone

AFP - February 26, 2016

PANAMA CITY – Panama's free trade zone -- the biggest in Latin America -- is in crisis in large part because of economic woes sapping major export customers…