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Trump Accuses Central American Migrants As “Thugs” and “Criminals”

US President Donald Trump has accused immigration from Central American entering the United States from the Mexico border of perpetrating crimes and stirring up violence and denounced his country’s asylum program as a "scam". In Las Vegas on Saturday, speaking at an event, Trump underscored...

Funes’ father-in-law arrested in Costa Rica

Costa Rican authorities arrested the father-in-law of El Salvador's former president, Juan Carlos Guzmán Berdugo, wanted in his country on corruption charges, the Public Ministry (prosecutor's office) reported Wednesday.   The detainee is the father of Ada Mitchell Guzmán, the wife of the ex-president of El...

Migrant caravan members have right to claim asylum – here’s why getting it will be hard

Roughly 5,000 people, mostly from Central America’s violent and unstable “Northern Triangle” of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras are reportedly making their way through Mexico with the intention of claiming asylum at the U.S. border. The so-called “migrant caravan” is attracting intense social and...

Number of Nicaraguans Seeking Asylum In Costa Rica Has Shot Up

The number of Nicaraguans seeking asylum has skyrocketed in Costa Rica, as an overflowing immigration service receives UNHCR - The UN Refugee Agency - support to increase the registration of displaced persons. Currently, 200 asylum applications are being processed every day, but the Dirección General...

The Face of Latin American Migration Is Rapidly Changing

A fundamental shift in U.S. immigration patterns is well underway. Recent rhetoric from President Donald Trump and the focus of U.S. immigration policies suggest that Mexicans entering the U.S. without authorization are the principal challenge facing policymakers. That is no longer the case. The...

History Shows President Trump Will Face Legal Challenges To​ Detaining Immigrants

(Q COSTA RICA) OPINION - Practically everyone I talk to these days shows an air concern of what will be their future in Trump's America. And without fail, ask my opinion of what will happen. As if I have the answer. I don't. This past...

U.S. Fugitive Who Mocked Costa Rica’s Law Enforcement Escapes. Is Recaptured. Again.

The man who mocked Costa Rica law officials escaping their custody, John Wesley Saatio, an expert in escapes,  escaped from U.S. law enforcement officials within days of being returned to the United States from Costa Rica. Saatio was extradited to the United States from Costa...

American Fugitive Arrested In Costa Rica Will Be Deported Saturday!

QCOSTARICA - John Wesley Saatio is headed for home on Saturday, confirmed the Minister of Security, Gustavo Mata, who said he spoke to U.S. authorities to get the fugitive back on American soil as soon as possible. According to Mata, the foreigner will be taken...

Central America’s Violent Northern Triangle

Q24N - Daily hundreds from Central America seek out asylum from their region’s skyrocketing violence in the United States.  In the following article originally published by the Council on Foreign Relations on 27 November 2015 and updated on December 4, 2015, Danielle Renwick outlines...

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