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Costa Rica Detains Suspected ‘International Terrotist’ At Border

Costa Rica Detains Suspected ‘International Terrotist’ At Border

Q COSTA RICA – Fingerprinting of African migrants daily entering Costa Rica at the Panama border helped detect the arrival to country of a suspected ‘international terrorist’. The man, a Somali national, identified as Mohamed Ibrahim Qoordheen, 25, was detained Wednesday night after the Ministerio de Seguridad Publica (MSP) received an alert from the United […]

Costa Rica Suspends Deportation of Haitian Migrants Due To Devastations of Hurricane Matthew

Costa Rica Suspends Deportation of Haitian Migrants Due To Devastations of Hurricane Matthew

(QCOSTARICA) Haitian migrants in Costa Rica facing deportation are being offered relief due to the devastations suffered in Haiti by Hurricane Matthew. On Monday, the Dirección de Migración y Extranjería (immigration service) suspended the deportation of Haitians. Immigration director Gisela Yockchen, said the decision was made on humanitarian issues and the suspension will remain until […]

Costa Rica, A Magnet For Migrants

Costa Rica, A Magnet For Migrants

(NPR) Heard on All Things Considered – Costa Rica is best known for its vacation beaches and lush rain forests. But recently it has become a thoroughfare for tens of thousands of migrants from South America and elsewhere who are hoping to reach the U.S. Many are from the Caribbean, but a significant number trekking […]

Costa Rica Concerened Over Panama’s Decision To Allow Migrants To Cross The Border

Costa Rica Concerened Over Panama’s Decision To Allow Migrants To Cross The Border

(QCOSTARICA) Costa Rica in “concerned” over Wednesday’s decision by Panama allowing migrants to cross the border, while it struggles around 2,500 migrants already in the country, at the Panama and Nicaragua border. Yesterday, Panamanian president Juan Carlos Varela, said that migrants arriving in Panama from Colombia will be received by local authorities and will be […]

Flow of Migrants At Southern Border “Unstoppable”

Flow of Migrants At Southern Border “Unstoppable”

(QCOSTARICA) The flow of migrants into Costa Rica on the southern border with Panama has become unstoppable, hundreds arriving daily asking for a temporary visa, exceeding the capacity of the government response. According to immigration officials, they receiving more than 150 requests daily, for the 25 day ‘in transit’ permit that allows the migrants to […]

Half Of African Migrants Avoided Controls To Leave Costa Rica

Half Of African Migrants Avoided Controls To Leave Costa Rica

(QCostarica) Evading immigration controls in Costa Rica and possibly those in Nicaragua, some 2,700 African and Haitian migrants found they way north, seeking to migrate to the United States. The Dirección de Migración y Extranjería (Costa Rica’s immigration service) says that of the more than 4,700 migrants in the country since April, are no longer […]

Migrant Bottleneck In Costa Rica Waiting To Reach The U.S.

Migrant Bottleneck In Costa Rica Waiting To Reach The U.S.

The following is a story from Agence France-Presse (AFP) on the migrant crisis in Costa Rica, making news around the world.  Hundreds of African migrants (and Haitians pretending to be Africans) live in makeshift camps on the Costa Rica side of the Peñas Blancas border with Nicaragua. The hundreds of Congolese, Senegalese, Ghanahian and Hatian […]

African Migrants in Peaceful Protest Against Government Decision To Deport Them

African Migrants in Peaceful Protest Against Government Decision To Deport Them

QCOSTARICA – This morning (Tuesday) a group of African migrants stranded in Paso Canoas, peacefully demonstrated against Costa Rica’s thread of deportation to their home country. With chants and posters, the migrants repudiated the position of the Costa Rica government, that deportation is the only solution to the immigration crisis at the southern border with […]

Deportation Will Be The Final Solution For African Migrants Who Re-enter Costa Rica Illegally

Deportation Will Be The Final Solution For African Migrants Who Re-enter Costa Rica Illegally

QCOSTARICA – Deportation will be the ultimate fate for the African migrants trying to enter Costa Rica again, warns the immigration service. On Thursday Costa Rica returned to Panama some 200 African nationals in the country illegally, believed from Panama. The Africans were detained a the northern border with Nicaragua and returned to Paso Canoas, […]

Africans In Limbo: Costa Rica Doesn’t Want Them, Panama Resufes To Accept Them

Africans In Limbo: Costa Rica Doesn’t Want Them, Panama Resufes To Accept Them

QCOSTARICA – The 220 African nationals rounded up by immigration officials, illegal in Costa Rica, in the area of Peñas Blancas (border with Nicaragua), were returned to the Paso Canoas border with Panama, only to find that country won’t allow their entry, while Costa Rica maintains its position not to allow them on Tico soil. […]

700 Cuban and African Migrants Take Costa Rica By Force

700 Cuban and African Migrants Take Costa Rica By Force

QCOSTARICA – More than 700 foreigners, from countries like Africa and Cuba, took Costa Rica by force Wednesday morning, entering the country illegally, many others clashing against police at the border with Panama. According to reports from the southern border, some of the foreigners were confronted by police in Cuidad Neily, the detained immediately handed […]