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Refugee Law: Country Conditions/Country of Origin: News & Media

News Sources

Use news sources to verify information regarding events, such as demonstrations, riots, uprisings, etc. 


  • Select "News" under "Specialty Areas"
  • Can filter for "international"


  • Select "News" under "Content Type"
  • Many options for narrowing focus: "international by country" or "international by region"

BBC News, Latin America & Caribbean 

Latin American Network Information Center, Newspapers & News in Latin America

The New Humanitarian (formerly IRIN, humanitarian news and analysis)

News Databases (from the main library, some are UCB only)
Includes many international and regional sources, such as and Access World News.

Searching News & Blogs

Use Google to search News

  • Go to and run a search.  Once you have search results, click on “News.”
  • Sort by dates using the "Recent" dropdown.
  • You can also sort by "Relevance" and select "sorted by date"

Use Google to search Blogs

  • Go to and run a search.  Once you have search results, click on “News.”
  • Then click on “Tools"
  • Now click on “All News” and select “Blogs"
  • Your search results will be from blogs.

Other ways to search for Blogs

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