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Costa Rica Strengthened Defense of Human Rights

Costa Rica Strengthened Defense of Human Rights

Q COSTA RICA NEWS – Tens of thousands of mainly Cubans, Haitians and Africans seeking to reach the United States contributed to Costa Rica’s “unprecedented” migratory flow into the country this year. In 2016, Costa Rica saw more than 26,000 “irregular migrants” arriving at the southern border with Panama, according to the statement by Casa […]

U.S. Announcement To Deport Illegal Haitains Could Alleviate Costa Rica’s Migrant Problems

U.S. Announcement To Deport Illegal Haitains Could Alleviate Costa Rica’s Migrant Problems

QCOSTARICA – The announcement last week by the United States to deport migrants who enter their country illegally could see a reduction in the flow of Haitian migrants to Costa Rica. According to Communications Minister, Mauricio Herrera, the announcement by the U.S. last Thursday could be a disincentive for migrants to travel to South America […]

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 […]

Joint Work is Key to Boost Caribbean Development, Says President Solis

Joint Work is Key to Boost Caribbean Development, Says President Solis

QCOSTARICA – In Cuba, Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solis said joint work and integration will be essential to carry on with the objectives of development proposed for the coming years by the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) in order to achieve prosperity and sustainability in the countries of the area. The need was highlighted […]

Immigration Director Must Quit Her Old Job To Stay On

Immigration Director Must Quit Her Old Job To Stay On

QCOSTARICA- The answer is “no”, the Ombudsman’s Office (Defensoría de los Habitantes) denying the current director of immigration, Kathya Rodríguez, an extension of her leave of absence to that institution. Rodriguez has now to decide to either quit the Ombudsman’s Office to stay on as immigration director, a post she has held since 2010, or […]

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

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 and military personnel have been posted at Las Tablillas, in […]