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.…

US nation-building efforts should be in Central America, not Iraq and Afghanistan
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US nation-building efforts should be in Central America, not Iraq and Afghanistan

Robert McCartney | The Washington Post - July 18, 2014

It's nice to see the United States paying attention to Central America again. Too bad it took tens of thousands of desperate children pouring across the border…

New York creates ID card for all, even immigrants without previous documentation
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New York creates ID card for all, even immigrants without previous documentation

AFP - July 10, 2014

NEW YORK – New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday signed a new law creating an ID card for anyone who wants it, including immigrants without…

La Nueva Prensa: Serving the community of Nicaraguans in Costa Rica
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La Nueva Prensa: Serving the community of Nicaraguans in Costa Rica

Fabiola Pomareda - July 9, 2014

In a print industry marked by downsizing because of the Internet, one small newspaper in Costa Rica seems to be hitting its stride, thanks to a largely…

US Secretary of State Kerry urges Central America cooperation on child migrants
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US Secretary of State Kerry urges Central America cooperation on child migrants

AFP - July 1, 2014

PANAMA CITY – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry reiterated Tuesday Washington's calls for Central American cooperation in addressing the plight of tens of thousands of illegal…

What do Ticos really think about foreigners in Costa Rica?
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What do Ticos really think about foreigners in Costa Rica?

Fabiola Pomareda - June 27, 2014

A recently released survey of Ticos’ perception of foreigners in Costa Rica, conducted by the National University’s Social Studies Institute, or IDESPO, found that many Costa Ricans…

Dutch photographer follows migrants along the Pan-American
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Arts and Culture
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Dutch photographer follows migrants along the Pan-American

Robert Isenberg - March 27, 2014

For hearty trekkers, it sounds like a dream: Take a year to travel the entire length of the Pan-American Highway, from the tip of Argentina to the…