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715 Pligrims Headed To World Youth Day in Panama To Get Police Escort As They Pass Through Costa Rica

On their way to Panama cityr for the World Youth Day 2019 through Costa Rica, 715 pilgrims will be under the watchful eyes of the different police forces of the Ministerio de Gobernación y Policía and the Ministerio Seguridad Pública (Ministry of the Interior...

Costa Rica Preparing For Eventual Wave Of Nicaraguans

The Ministerio de Seguridad Pública (MSP) - Ministry of Public Security - said it is maintaining "normal surveillance" in the northern borders in the event of a possible massive entry of Nicaraguans. The Minister the MSP, Michael Soto Rojas, who, on Friday during the graduation ceremony...

Panama And Costa Rica Fight Dengue Outbreak In Border Area

Q COST RICA Panamanian and Costa Rican authorities have reinforced efforts to prevent an increase in dengue cases in the border region. Patricio Camarena, coordinator of the Department of Vector Control of Panama's Ministry of Health in Chiriqui, there has been an increase in dengue...

Colombia and Venezuela begin talks to reopen border

Colombia’s defense minister met with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and other top officials to work out a joint security plan that would allow the reopening of the border separating the two neighbors. Venezuela unilaterally began closing the border in August last year after three members of the military...

Costa Rica Allowing African Migrants Entry

QCOSTARICA - The hundreds of Africans stranded at the border between Costa Rica and Panama have free movement, as the Costa Rican government withdrew almost all the shelter staff. Confirmed, at the moment only two police officials and three immigration officers are present in the...

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...

Costa Rica Closes Border To Cuban Migrants, Forces Them Back To Panama

QCOSTARICA - Reminiscent of the scene at the northern border with Nicaragua last November, it was no Costa Rica police forced forcing back into Panama, Cuban migrants who illegally entered Costa Rica on Wednesday. According to the Ministerio de Seguridad Publica, police pressured some 1,300...

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...

Nicaragua Reinforces Border With Costa Rica To Prevent Crossing of African Migrants

QCOSTARICA - Nicaragua has sent reinforcements at Las Tablillas border with Costa Rica, ahead of the possible arrival of African and Cuban migrants who entered Costa Rica by way of Panama this past week. Since Saturday, more than 100 additional police officers, including riot police...

250 Stranded Cuban Migrants To Leave Costa Rica Next Week

QCOSTARICA - 250 is the number of Cuban migrants in Costa Rica that will be leaving for El Salvador next week, as part of a plan to end the crisis that has left almost 8,000 of the islanders stranded in the country. The first group,...

Sixaola To Get New Border Bridge In 2017

QCOSTARICA - The Ministry of Public Works and Transport (Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes - MOPT) said it will soon start the build on a bi-national bridge linking Sixaola (Costa Rica) and Guabito (Panama). Mauricio Gonzales, deputy Minister of Infrastructure, said on Friday that...

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