Central American reactions continue following Trump’s ‘shithole countries’ remark
Immigration
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Immigration
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Central American reactions continue following Trump’s ‘shithole countries’ remark

AFP and The Tico Times - January 16, 2018

International reactions have continued to U.S. President Donald Trump's description of El Salvador, Haiti and a number of African countries as "shithole countries" during a meeting with…

Trump describes El Salvador, Haiti, African nations as ‘shithole countries’
Immigration
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Immigration
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Trump describes El Salvador, Haiti, African nations as ‘shithole countries’

AFP and The Tico Times - January 11, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. President Donald Trump reportedly lashed out in a Thursday meeting with lawmakers about immigration reform, demanding to know why the U.S. should accept citizens…

U.S. ends protected status for 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants
Central America
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Central America
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U.S. ends protected status for 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants

Paul Handley / AFP - January 9, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. government announced Monday the end of a special protected status for about 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants, a move that threatens with deportation tens…

Panama drops off Cuban migrants on Costa Rica’s doorstep
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Panama drops off Cuban migrants on Costa Rica’s doorstep

AFP - April 6, 2017

Panamanian officials apparently dropped a group of 71 unwanted Cubans at the Panama-Costa Rica border Thursday in an operation highlighting a pass-the-buck strategy between Central American countries…

First Lady seeks a new role: Costa Rican citizen
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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First Lady seeks a new role: Costa Rican citizen

Katherine Stanley - March 20, 2017

First Lady Mercedes Peñas Domingo spent part of her weekend in a classroom, but not inaugurating a new project or attending a ceremony. She was taking a…

From Syria to Cartago: One immigrant’s four-generation family business in Costa Rica
Immigration
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Immigration
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From Syria to Cartago: One immigrant’s four-generation family business in Costa Rica

Elizabeth Lang - March 1, 2017

  In 1930, young José Barguil decided to leave his hometown of Maaloula, Syria, in search of a better life – and began a circuitous journey that…

Arcadio’s World
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Cartoon
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Arcadio’s World

Arcadio - February 27, 2017

Reconstruyendo la comunidad de La Carpio por medio de la educación cultural
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Reconstruyendo la comunidad de La Carpio por medio de la educación cultural

Elizabeth Lang - February 19, 2017

At the request of La Carpio community leaders, we are presenting this series in translation for Spanish-language readers. Read the original English series, which we published in January,…

Museum inaugurates design exhibit featuring San José’s oldest shops
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Museum inaugurates design exhibit featuring San José’s oldest shops

Elizabeth Lang - February 2, 2017

San José is a city whose buildings and shops are full of history. That's why the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MADC) is inaugurating today its first exhibition…

From Russia to Costa Rica: ‘This is a blessed country’
Immigration
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Immigration
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From Russia to Costa Rica: ‘This is a blessed country’

Elizabeth Lang - February 1, 2017

The tropical warmth and natural beauty of Costa Rica brought Виталина Матросова (Vitalina Matrossova) and her family here from Russia 12 years ago, at the age of 20.…