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Solidarity aside, Costa Rica has little to offer Venezuela
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Solidarity aside, Costa Rica has little to offer Venezuela

The Tico Times - February 18, 2014

Costa Rica, president pro tempore of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), released a statement Monday rejecting the recent violence in Venezuela and urging…

Costa Rican ex-President Oscar Arias agrees to observer role in Venezuela
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Oscar Arias
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Costa Rican ex-President Oscar Arias agrees to observer role in Venezuela

The Tico Times - February 18, 2014

Former Costa Rican President Óscar Arias accepted an invitation from Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López to observe the conflict in Venezuela. It seems unlikely, however, that the…

Chinchilla defends road map to join Pacific Alliance as candidates reserve judgment
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Chinchilla defends road map to join Pacific Alliance as candidates reserve judgment

The Tico Times - February 18, 2014

Two weeks after attending her last international summit as president at the Pacific Alliance conference in Cartagena, Colombia, Laura Chinchilla defended her government’s decision to eventually join…

For the last time: The US does not have an Army base in Costa Rica, embassy says
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Expat Living
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For the last time: The US does not have an Army base in Costa Rica, embassy says

The Tico Times - February 18, 2014

First it came from a glaringly inaccurate news report from Venezuela. Then it was caused by the United States Army itself. The rumor that the U.S. has…

Fugitive Venezuelan opposition leader surrenders at rally
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Bolivarian Revolution
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Fugitive Venezuelan opposition leader surrenders at rally

Jordi Miro | AFP - February 18, 2014

CARACAS, Venezuela – Fugitive Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López calmly turned himself in to authorities Tuesday at a tumultuous rally in Caracas as his followers shouted "Freedom!…

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After another march with protesters, Leopoldo López gives himself up to Venezuelan security forces

The Tico Times - February 18, 2014

https://twitter.com/ReutersWorld/status/435820374983319552 Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López is now in police custody. Here's a picture of López giving himself up to Venezuela's national guard, just as he had promised…

Showdown looms for Venezuela, as protest leader Leopoldo López vows new march
Bolivarian Revolution
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Bolivarian Revolution
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Showdown looms for Venezuela, as protest leader Leopoldo López vows new march

Nick Miroff | The Washington Post - February 17, 2014

MEXICO CITY – After five days of bloody student-led street protests, Venezuela appeared headed for a dangerous new showdown, as opposition leader Leopoldo López said he will…

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Costa Rica accuses Bolivian president of meddling in election

The Tico Times - February 17, 2014

Don't mess with Costa Rica. The Foreign Ministry said it deplored Bolivian President Evo Morales' comments on Feb. 7 claiming Costa Rica was a former colony of…

Costa Rica reels in tuna fishermen with tighter regulations
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Costa Rica reels in tuna fishermen with tighter regulations

The Tico Times - February 17, 2014

President Laura Chinchilla announced new, stricter tuna fishing rules during her opening remarks at the Fourth Global Fisheries Enforcement Training Workshop in Playa Herradura, on Costa Rica's…

Politics
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Final presidential election results: PAC beat PLN by less than 1 percent

The Tico Times - February 17, 2014

https://twitter.com/TSECostaRica/status/435460325744205824 Costa Rica's Supreme Elections Tribunal released the official results of the Feb. 2 election. Citizen Action Party's Luis Guillermo Solís eked out a victory of less than…