Costa Rica extends deadline to settle payment with Nicaragua for environmental damage
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Border dispute
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Costa Rica extends deadline to settle payment with Nicaragua for environmental damage

L. Arias - December 17, 2016

Last year, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague gave Nicaragua one year – until Dec. 15, 2016 – to compensate Costa Rica for environmental damage…

Ortega says Nicaragua will compensate Costa Rica for environmental damage
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Border dispute
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Ortega says Nicaragua will compensate Costa Rica for environmental damage

L. Arias - December 6, 2016

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said his government will pay Costa Rica compensation over environmental damage associated with Nicaragua’s illegal dredging of the Isla Calero wetlands in 2010.…

Chief prosecutor pledges indictments in border road scandal by year end
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Chief prosecutor pledges indictments in border road scandal by year end

L. Arias - October 3, 2016

Costa Rica’s General Prosecutor Jorge Chavarría Guzmán said he is almost ready to file charges for corruption in the failed construction of a road along the border with Nicaragua.…

Costa Rica begins relocating migrants camped out at Nicaragua border
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica begins relocating migrants camped out at Nicaragua border

L. Arias - September 28, 2016

Costa Rican officials announced plans this week to relocate migrants from Haiti, Asia and Africa who have been camped out near the country's border with Nicaragua hoping to…

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…

Costa Rica seeks $6 million in environmental damages from Nicaragua in border dispute
Border dispute
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Border dispute
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Costa Rica seeks $6 million in environmental damages from Nicaragua in border dispute

Zach Dyer - June 7, 2016

Costa Rica formally announced Tuesday it will seek more than $6 million in compensation from Nicaragua over environmental damages and other costs associated with Nicaragua’s illegal dredging…

Ecuador requires Cubans get visas to dissuade them from using country as springboard to US
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Global
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Ecuador requires Cubans get visas to dissuade them from using country as springboard to US

The Tico Times and AFP - November 27, 2015

QUITO, Ecuador -- Ecuador announced Wednesday that it will begin requiring visas for Cubans starting Dec. 1 in an attempt to dissuade Cuban migrants from using the…

Cuban migration in Central America in limbo after Nicaragua refuses to budge
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Cuban migrants
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Cuban migration in Central America in limbo after Nicaragua refuses to budge

Zach Dyer - November 25, 2015

Nearly 3,000 Cuban migrants in Costa Rica still have no way to legally reach the United States after an emergency meeting of Central American foreign ministers in…

Latin America ministers agree to emergency meeting on Cuban migrants
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Immigration
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Latin America ministers agree to emergency meeting on Cuban migrants

Zach Dyer - November 19, 2015

Prompted by pressure from Costa Rica following a Cuban migrant crisis on its border with Nicaragua, representatives from the Latin American countries transited by Cubans on their way…

Can I still renew my Costa Rican visa through Peñas Blancas?
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Expat Living
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Can I still renew my Costa Rican visa through Peñas Blancas?

Zach Dyer - November 16, 2015

Update: Nov. 17 12:08 p.m. Channel 7 TV News reported that Cuban migrants blocked the Inter-American Highway Tuesday morning at Peñas Blancas, demanding that Nicaraguan authorities let them…