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23,000 Nicaraguans seek asylum in Costa Rica

According to the United Nations Refugee Agency,┬áthe number of asylum applications by Nicaraguans in neighboring Costa Rica and other countries has increased exponentially. Currently, an average of 200 asylum applications are being lodged daily in Costa Rica. Nearly 8,000 asylum claims by Nicaraguan nationals have been registered since April, and some 15,000 more have been given appointments for later registration. Many arriving Nicaraguans are being hosted by an estimated 100,000 to 150,000 Nicaraguan families living already in Costa Rica. In…

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U.S. Border Patrol rescues 6-year-old Costa Rica boy abandoned by smuggler

Ajo Station (Arizona) Border Patrol agents rescued a 6-year-old Costa Rican boy after he was abandoned on the border road Tuesday evening. Agents discovered the child west of Lukeville, Arizona and just north of the border, in temperatures over 100 degrees. The child told agents he was dropped off by his uncle and that Border Patrol would pick him up. He added that he was on his way to see his mother in the U.S. The child, who was found…

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