Police detain 44 Cuban migrants in Guanacaste
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Police detain 44 Cuban migrants in Guanacaste

Zach Dyer - September 25, 2015

Police in La Cruz, Guanacaste detained 44 undocumented Cuban migrants near the border with Nicaragua, according to a statement Friday from the Public Security Ministry. Authorities arrested…

Tico migrants shipwrecked in Caribbean en route to US are still missing
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Tico migrants shipwrecked in Caribbean en route to US are still missing

L. Arias - April 24, 2015

Three Costa Ricans who leapt from a sinking boat off the coast of Bahamas are still missing, the Foreign Ministry confirmed Friday. The three had paid smugglers to take…

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.…