President Luis Guillermo Solis asked to his neighbors in the Caribbean basin to be “more conscious and supportive” to the migration of Asians and Africans who travel across Central American countries on their route to the United States.
In the seventh summit of the Association of Caribbean States (AEC for its acronym in Spanish), Solis urged his neighbors to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants seeking to reach the United States.
He also stressed that governments must do more to fight human trafficking networks.
Over the last seven months, Costa Rica has faced two migratory crisis; the first triggered by the massive influx of Cubans from South America; and the second one, still on going, involves over a thousand of Asian and African migrants.
The closure of the Nicaraguan border, in both instances, has forced Costa Rican government to provide humanitarian assistance to stranded migrants.
Source: La Nación.