US, Cuba discuss human trafficking as migrant numbers surge
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US, Cuba discuss human trafficking as migrant numbers surge

AFP - February 5, 2016

MIAMI -- The United States and Cuba held talks this week on human smuggling amid a surge in Cuban immigrants trying to reach the United States, the State…

Costa Rican police arrest alleged human-smuggling ringleader
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Costa Rican police arrest alleged human-smuggling ringleader

Zach Dyer - December 2, 2015

Roughly a month after Immigration Police broke up a human smuggling network ferrying Cubans to the United States, Costa Rica authorities have taken down another operation, this…

US, Cuba talk on migration amid migrant crisis in Central America
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Immigration
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US, Cuba talk on migration amid migrant crisis in Central America

AFP - December 1, 2015

WASHINGTON D.C. -- U.S. and Cuban diplomats met Monday on implementing their migration agreements and cooperating to discourage migrant trafficking, but reached no new accord, Cuban officials…

US court sentences Costa Rican woman to 30 months in jail for role in human smuggling network
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US court sentences Costa Rican woman to 30 months in jail for role in human smuggling network

L. Arias - December 15, 2014

A Costa Rican woman on Friday was sentenced in a Florida court to 30 months in prison for her role in a conspiracy to smuggle more than 25 undocumented…

Costa Rican health officials rule out suspected case of Ebola
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Costa Rican health officials rule out suspected case of Ebola

L. Arias - October 16, 2014

Doctors at the Tomás Casas Hospital in Costa Rica’s southern region on Wednesday evening dismissed rumors of an alleged case of Ebola at their medical facility as false.…

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Costa Rica woman pleads guilty in US to masterminding human smuggling ring

Zach Dyer - October 7, 2014

A Costa Rican woman, Mercedes Morera Roche, 49, pleaded guilty Monday in the United States to charges of conspiring to smuggle more than 25 undocumented immigrants into the U.S. from…

Costa Rican police apprehend more undocumented migrants headed north
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Costa Rican police apprehend more undocumented migrants headed north

L. Arias - September 29, 2014

National Police officers on Sunday morning detained eight men from Nepal who are in the country without valid immigration documents. Police in the Pacific province of Puntarenas observed…

Costa Rican police detain undocumented Eritrean, Somali migrants
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Costa Rican police detain undocumented Eritrean, Somali migrants

Zach Dyer - September 11, 2014

Costa Rican police continued rounding up undocumented migrants this week with the detention on Wednesday of four Eritreans and four Somalis who were traveling toward the Peñas…

Costa Rica detains 27 more undocumented Nepalese migrants
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Costa Rica detains 27 more undocumented Nepalese migrants

L. Arias - September 8, 2014

Following the detention last Friday of nine undocumented migrants on the central Pacific coast, Costa Rica's National Police carried out an additional operation Monday in the community…

Costa Rican police detain 9 undocumented migrants near Jacó, arrest driver
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Costa Rican police detain 9 undocumented migrants near Jacó, arrest driver

L. Arias - September 6, 2014

National Police officers on Friday morning detained nine undocumented migrants and the driver who transported them in an SUV near the Central Pacific beach town of Jacó, the Public Security Ministry reported.…