Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís promises to cut extreme poverty by 45 percent by 2018
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Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís promises to cut extreme poverty by 45 percent by 2018

L. Arias - November 18, 2014

Six months after taking office President Luis Guillermo Solís outlined – in a 560-page document – a roadmap for his administration that includes a promise to reduce Costa Rica’s extreme poverty…

Central America benefits from generosity of Seattle-based Gates Foundation
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Central America benefits from generosity of Seattle-based Gates Foundation

Larry Luxner - August 3, 2014

SEATTLE, Washington – The world’s largest private charity – established by the richest but arguably the most generous man in U.S. history – is pouring billions of…

VIDEO: English language school on a remote island in Lake Nicaragua makes use of trash
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Environment and Wildlife
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VIDEO: English language school on a remote island in Lake Nicaragua makes use of trash

Corey Kane - July 2, 2014

OMETEPE, Nicaragua – In a poor, rural community, locals are taking advantage of everything to build a bilingual school in one of the most remote regions of…

Anti-poverty programs enjoy success, but jobs would be better, says UN
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Anti-poverty programs enjoy success, but jobs would be better, says UN

Zach Dyer - June 2, 2014

Costa Rica could reduce its poverty rate by 8.5 percent if all employers paid the legal minimum wage and poor families could find work, according to a…

Switzerland announces $24 million in funds primarily for Nicaraguan cacao production
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Switzerland announces $24 million in funds primarily for Nicaraguan cacao production

AFP - February 27, 2014

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – Switzerland will invest $24 million in Nicaragua this year for cacao production, climate change reduction and municipal management, the Swiss Agency for Development and…

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