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New migrant crisis building on Costa Rica border

New migrant crisis building on Costa Rica border

Q COSTA RICA (Newsroompanama.com) A new migration problem is developing on Panama’s border with Costa Rica, this time involving Venezuelans. Between 77 and 150 migrants from the troubled South American country are stranded in the Paso Canoas area between Panama and Costa Rica. Many of them were holders of tourist visas who went to Costa […]

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 […]

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, […]

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

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 Cuban and African migrants. While most left peacefully, near the […]

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 […]

Paso Canoas Customs Manager Arrested

Paso Canoas Customs Manager Arrested

QCOSTARICA – Luis Juarez, the manager of the Paso Canoas customs (aduanas in Spanish) post was arrested on Wednesday, charged with the “willful act or omission” of a public official, punishable with a three to ten year prison sentence. The arrest followed an investigation by the Fiscalía Adjunta de Delitos Económicos y Tributarios (Assistant Prosecutor […]

Costa Rica and Panama Cooperate to Fight Crime

Costa Rica and Panama Cooperate to Fight Crime

QCOSTARICA  – Panamanian and Costa Rican security forces are sharing intelligence, technology and training to fight organized crime along their shared border. The cooperation follows an agreement signed on February 12 by Panamanian Security Minister Rodolfo Aguilera and his Costa Rican counterpart, Luis Gustavo Mata Vega, who signed the memorandum of understanding during a binational […]