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Three foreigners hiding out in Costa Rica nabbed by police

An American and two Salvadorans in the country illegally were detained on Friday by the Policía de Fronteras (Border Police) and Immigration. The first detained was a U.S. citizen named Mohns, 38, in Puerto Jiménez de Golfito. Mohns was arrested during at a police post...

Immigration Expels Long Time Resident, Bans Return For 25 Years

Costa Rica's immigration service, the Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería Costa Rica (DGMIE), on Thursday, reported the expulsion a Nicaraguan citizen for the sexual abuse of a minor in Costa Rica. Immigration said they deported the man identified by his last names Baca Paniagua, ...

Akl Trial Winding Down

The Canadian of Lebanese origin, Ziad Akl, may be spending the next 35 years in a Costa Rican prison if found guilty for perpetrating a series of extortions between 2016 and 2017. That is the request made by the Ministerio Público (Public Prosecutor's office) during...

For Tortuguero Murder Suspect Nicaragua Justice May Better Serve

Rico's TICO BULL (Opinion) - The OIJ have their main. Following DNA and forensic evidence, for them, there is no doubt Alvin Diaz Hopkins is guilty of killing 31-year-old Arancha Gutiérrez López, on August 4, while the Spanish national was visiting Costa Rica with...

Immigration Status Unsure for Nicaraguans In The U.S.

On Monday, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said it would terminate the status for some 2,500 Nicaraguans in January 2019, making the recipients of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) subject to deportation proceedings unless they find another immigration solution. Berta Sandes, 38, of...

Foreigners Attending Colombia “Hooker Holiday” May Face Deportation

A risqué promotional video offers a drug-fuelled orgy offering unlimited sex with big-bottomed hookers in a “sex island experience” holiday in Colombia. The raunchy clip by the Good Girls Co advertises the “sex island experience" which promises a “drug friendly” environment, "free booze" and "orgies...

After DACA Is Axed, Outraged Communities Prepare to Fight ‘Racist Agenda’ in White House

Despite the clear signals that President Donald Trump would drop the axe on a program that protects unauthorized immigrant young adults from deportation, the announcement by Attorney General Jeff Sessions provoked an immediate and passionate backlash from the 800,000 young immigrants who benefited from...

American Woman Arrested In Escazu Wanted On International Warrant

Q COSTA RICA - The Ministerio de Seguridad Publica (MSP) reports the arrest of an American woman in Escazú, in Costa Rica illegally and an with international arrest warrant for fraud. The woman, identified by her last name, Quintero, was detained Thursday afternoon by officers...

Sala IV Rejects Writ of Habeas Corpus By Foreigner To Avoid Deportation

Q COSTA RICA - The mere existence of a link, whether by marriage or cohabitation with a Costa Rican, does not guarantee a foreigner the right to remain legally in the country. That is the decision by the Constitutional Court or Sala IV in rejecting...

‘If We Are Deported, Who Benefits?’

(Politico.com) Until a few weeks ago, I was working as a paralegal at an immigration law firm in a suburb of Atlanta. I was saving money for law school and hoped to practice as an immigration attorney. Then, my world came crashing down: I...

Costa Rica Model Released From Nicaragua Prison Back In The Country

Q COSTA RICA - A free woman and back in Costa Rica, Adriana Corella, says she is ready to close the page on the last year and four months of her life, is calm and doesn't hold any grudges against those who criticized here. Sentenced...

Panama Deported 170 Foreigners In First Two Months Of The Year

Foreigners deported from Panama. Photo Newsroom Panama TODAY PANAMA – Panama’s immigration service reports having deported or expelled in the first two months of the year, a total of 170 foreigners, mostly Colombians, for being in the country undocumented. Of the the total, 106 were deported...

Living In Fear Of Deportation Is Terrible For Your Health

(Q24N) Washington Post - For the past few weeks, the young man’s heart has been racing. His hands are sweaty. During the day, he has flashbacks of the world he fled in El Salvador: gang members chasing him, threatening murder. Nightmares of the same scenes...

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...

Italian Wanted For Murder and Drug Trafficking Arrested in Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA) Posting images social networks led to an arrest in Costa Rica, after more than three years on the run, of an Italian linked to murder and drug trafficking in his country. Danilo De Bonis, a native of Genoa, was wanted for the death in...

Biggest Money Launderer In The World Fights To Keep Costa Rican Citizenship

(QCOSTARICA) The man regarded as being the biggest money launderer in the world, currently servicing 20 years in a United States prison, is fighting to keep his Costa Rican nationality. Arthur Budovsky Belanchuk, 42, born in the Ukraine, became a naturalized citizen of Costa Rica...

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...

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...

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...

56 Cuban Migrants To Be Deported

QCOSTARICA - The director of Immigration, Kathya Rodriguez, has confirmed that 56 Cubans found in the country illegally will be deported to Cuba in the coming days. The detained islanders, Cuban migrants making their way to the United States, entered the country illegally. That is...

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