Hoping for a safe haven in Costa Rica
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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Hoping for a safe haven in Costa Rica

AFP and The Tico Times - July 24, 2018

A Nicaraguan woman fills in refuge requests at an Immigration Office in San José, Costa Rica on July 23, 2018. Nicaraguans have been seeking refuge in increasing…

How a refugee family opened their home to me
A Letter Home
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A Letter Home
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How a refugee family opened their home to me

Lari Quesada - February 28, 2017

When I traveled from Costa Rica to Belgium and began my exchange program there, a refugee camp near the high school where I studied caught my attention.…

Arcadio’s World
Cartoon
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Cartoon
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Arcadio’s World

Arcadio - February 27, 2017

‘I feel like they cut me down to the roots’: A Salvadoran refugee’s story
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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‘I feel like they cut me down to the roots’: A Salvadoran refugee’s story

Zach Dyer - August 16, 2016

Jonathan knew something bad was about to happen but the punch to the head took him by surprise. The blow, landed by one of four members of…

Costa Rica to host Central Americans seeking asylum in US
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica to host Central Americans seeking asylum in US

Zach Dyer - July 26, 2016

The governments of the United States and Costa Rica announced Tuesday that Costa Rica would begin hosting Central American refugees applying for asylum in the United States…

Refugee program for Central Americans ‘still on the drawing board’: US official
Central America
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Central America
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Refugee program for Central Americans ‘still on the drawing board’: US official

Jill Replogle - July 11, 2016

Six months after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced plans to expand options for Central Americans fleeing violence and persecution in their home countries, those plans…

Nearly 150,000 Central Americans expected to seek asylum this year
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Nearly 150,000 Central Americans expected to seek asylum this year

Zach Dyer - July 7, 2016

Asylum-seekers are fleeing El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras at a scale never before seen in the region, the United Nations refugee agency said Wednesday. The Office of the…

FARC cease-fire could change Costa Rica’s refugee population
Colombia
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Colombia
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FARC cease-fire could change Costa Rica’s refugee population

Zach Dyer - June 27, 2016

Both sides of Colombia’s civil war shook hands in Havana, Cuba on Thursday after signing a cease-fire agreement that could pave the way to peace in the…

More Central Americans seek asylum in Costa Rica 
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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More Central Americans seek asylum in Costa Rica 

Zach Dyer - June 21, 2016

Costa Rica is increasingly becoming a destination for people seeking asylum, many of them from other Central American countries plagued by violence. Costa Rica received more than 2,000…

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