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Stories with place: Costa Rica
  • Meeting in El Salvador on Cuban migrants ends in squabbling story has photos
    Updated: Nov-24-15 10:39 pm

    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - A meeting between Central American officials and their counterparts from Ecuador, Colombia and Cuba broke down in squabbling Tuesday over how to deal with the problem of thousands of Cuban migrants stranded in Costa Rica.

  • Social media helps drive historic Cuban exodus to US story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-23-15 11:09 pm

    PENAS BLANCAS, Costa Rica - As summer began to bake the central Cuban city of Sancti Spiritus, Elio Alvarez and Lideisy Hernandez sold their tiny apartment and everything in it for $5,000 and joined the largest migration from their homeland in decades.

  • 3 Syrians detained in St. Maarten, 1 stopped in Honduras 
    Updated: Nov-21-15 5:40 pm

    PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Three Syrians traveling with fake Greek passports are being held in the Dutch Caribbean island of St. Maarten, authorities said, while officials in the Central American nation of Honduras reported detaining a Syrian and two Pakistanis traveling by bus Saturday.

  • Costa Rica says regional bloc to consider Cuban migrants 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 5:25 pm

    MANAGUA, Nicaragua - A Central American regional bloc will take up the issue of some 2,000 Cuban migrants denied entry by Nicaragua on their way to the United States, Costa Rican authorities said Thursday, in a case that has ramped up diplomatic tensions between the two countries.

  • Honduras: Detained Syrians planned to seek refuge in US 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 2:29 pm

    MEXICO CITY - Four of the five Syrians detained in this Central American country with stolen Greek passports this week are students and all say they were fleeing their country in hopes of refuge in the United States, Honduran authorities said Thursday.

  • Costa Rica giving detained Cuban migrants transit visas 
    Updated: Nov-14-15 12:15 am

    SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - Authorities in Costa Rica say they will issue special seven-day transit visas to 1,600 Cuban migrants who have been detained in recent days after crossing over from Panama.

  • Clerical error led to Costa Rica's first legal gay marriage 
    Updated: Nov-13-15 12:01 am

    SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - When Jazmin Elizondo Arias was born in 1991, someone goofed and noted on her birth certificate that she was male.