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Helping refugees to thrive in Costa Rica

With her brownies, chocolates and custom-made cakes selling out fast, baker Julissa Marin de Colman is looking to expand. She needs a bigger oven to bake more goods and more counter space for her brownies to cool off. “Some people cool them off in the fridge,...

Costa Rica gets international help to strengthen migrant care

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) will expand the technical and financial cooperation offered to the immigration service, the Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería (DGME)  with the aim of strengthening its services to the public, given the increase in the number of...

Costa Rica gives refugees opportunities to succeed

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – When Ricardo Ángel, Miriam Velásquez and their children fled the armed conflict in Colombia in 2002 they reached Costa Rica with little more than hope. Now 15 years on, the couple run a highly successful gluten-free bakery in the nation’s...

Central American refugees hope to call Mexico City home

MEXICO CITY – Offering a menu based around local dishes, the busy diner is like many others in the sprawling Mexican capital. What is unique are the staff. The cooks, waiters and waitresses have all fled violence and persecution for safety in Mexico, and are...

Latin America Lacks Clear Policies to Tackle Human Trafficking

Q24N (By Daniela Pastrana, IPS) Each year, some three million undocumented immigrants enter the United States, half of them with the help of traffickers, as part of a nearly seven-billion- dollar business, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Although Mexico is...

Gang violence blamed for refugee crisis in Central America

Q24N (Reuters) - Gang violence in parts of Central America has created a refugee crisis reminiscent of the 1980s when wars forced large numbers from their home countries, the United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday. Tens of thousands of refugees from El Salvador, Honduras...

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