Costa Rica

Joe Biden Snubs Latin America: No Calls to Mexico, Brazil, Colombia

The Brazilian newspaper O Globo noted on Friday that Joe Biden, who will presumably take the office of the U.S. presidency in January, has not made any calls to the heads of state of Latin America’s largest nations, skipping Mexico, Brazil, and Colombia and, instead, reaching out to the socialist leader of Argentina.

Vice President Joe Biden makes a phone call on a train at Union Station in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, as he headed to an event in Philadelphia to tout plans to improve the nation's infrastructure. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Three Times the Biden Family Used Joe to Profit in Small American Countries

The misadventures of former Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter with Chinese Communist money men and Ukrainian oligarchs are far from the only time the Biden family cashed in on Joe’s political career. Joe Biden’s younger brother Frank leveraged the Biden name for lucrative deals in Costa Rica and Jamaica, while Hunter used his father’s name to push through a massive deal in Colombia involving a vast Chinese energy corporation. 

US Vice-President Joe Biden gestures during a meeting with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (out of frame) at the Casa de Huespedes Ilustres in Cartagena, Colombia, on December 1, 2016. - Biden begins a two-day visit to Colombia where he will attend the US-Colombia Business Advisory Council Meeting opening session. …

CBP Captures 14 Cubans on Mona Island, Puerto Rico

The Air and Marine unit of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) service along with agents of the U.S. Border Patrol apprehended 14 Cuban refugees on Mona Island, Puerto Rico. The Cubans had recently completed a very dangers boat trip from Cuba through the treacherous Mona Passage.

Cubans in PR

Thousands of Cubans Heading to Texas, Welfare Benefits Await

Thousands of Cuban refugees are stranded in Costa Rica and are now being moved into Mexico so they can illegally cross into the United States. Once on American soil, Cubans receive automatic immigration status adjustment and full welfare benefits. Texas is becoming the epicenter of this influx of Cubans.

Cuban Refugees

Cuba Pressures U.S. Against Aiding Refugees Fleeing Communism

In a meeting between U.S. and Cuban diplomats, the Cuban government urged American officials to change the legal status of Cuban refugees to make it more difficult for those fleeing communism to find asylum, and easier for the communist regime of Raúl Castro to restrict its citizens’ mobility.

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El Chapo Sighting at Mexican Hospital, Son Allegedly Tweets He’s in Costa Rica

An El Chapo sighting of the famed drug lord at a hospital in Mexico led that country’s military and federal police forces to carry out a series of searches. The operation comes just as an unconfirmed Twitter account claiming to be that of El Chapo’s son, Alfredo Guzman, tweeted a photo from Costa Rica where he claims to have been eating with his father.

El Chapo Sighting