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Growing Immigrant-Related Tensions at CR Northern Border

By Wendy Anders Eyewitness accounts in and around Peñas Blancas on Costa Rica’s northern border with Nicaragua show growing desperation and also health concerns among hundreds of Haitian and African immigrants trying to journey to the U.S. Costa Rica’s national TV Repretel documented a thwarted attempt last Wednesday by a boisterous group of immigrants to steal a police van in the midst of a chaotic protest of alleged abuses by a local “coyote” or underground guide. Repretel reported July 20 from San Dimas, Guanacaste that a group of immigrants accused a woman of charging them $1,800 with promises to guide…

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