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

On patrol with the Costa Rican Border Police
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On patrol with the Costa Rican Border Police

Zach Dyer - June 27, 2016

RÍO CLARO, Puntarenas — It’s 7 a.m. at the Kilometer 35 border checkpoint and members of a Border Police squad stand in a line in brown uniforms as…

Dispatch from the border: Migrants have shelter but little else
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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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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…

African migrants on honor system as Costa Rican officials search for solutions
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African migrants on honor system as Costa Rican officials search for solutions

Zach Dyer - May 16, 2016

The recently announced airlift of nearly 4,000 Cuban migrants from Panama to Mexico's border with the U.S. marks a stark contrast with the treatment of fellow migrants…

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…

Deporting 600 migrants back to Africa could be expensive, and impossible
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Deporting 600 migrants back to Africa could be expensive, and impossible

Zach Dyer - April 25, 2016

Costa Rica is getting tough-ish on the some 600, mostly African migrants camped out on its southern border in Paso Canoas. The government announced over the weekend…

US Supreme Court decision on immigration could resonate most in Los Angeles
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US Supreme Court decision on immigration could resonate most in Los Angeles

Robert Barnes | The Washington Post - April 18, 2016

LOS ANGELES - There is no place in the country that will be more affected by the Supreme Court battle over President Barack Obama's plan to shield…

Cuban migrants storm Costa Rica-Panama border demanding to pass
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Cuban migrants storm Costa Rica-Panama border demanding to pass

Zach Dyer - April 13, 2016

More than 1,000 mostly Cuban migrants blocked traffic and forcibly crossed the border into Costa Rica Wednesday morning, demanding that Costa Rica and Nicaragua let them pass through…

More than 100 African migrants caught entering Costa Rica illegally
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More than 100 African migrants caught entering Costa Rica illegally

Zach Dyer - March 30, 2016

Police detained 116 migrants from Africa and Asia crossing Costa Rica’s southern border with Panama on Monday, according to a statement from the Public Security Ministry and…