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Costa Rica, China to explore creation of ‘special economic zones’

Costa Rica could find itself once again as a center of high-tech manufacturing, including cars and renewable energy equipment, after President Luis Guillermo Solís and Chinese President Xi Jinping signed a strategic partnership agreement that included future discussion of "special economic zones" in Costa Rica for Chinese enterprises, according to a statement from Casa Presidencial.

President Solís calls for more trade, not just handouts from China

Solís said he wanted to see the Costa Rican and Chinese economy more closely linked, listing special economic zones, infrastructure investment, technology sharing, and greater educational and cultural exchanges as some of his goals for the future of the relationship.

Researchers identify sophisticated Chinese cyberespionage group

In recent weeks, a research consortium has detected Axiom malicious software on at least 43,000 computers around the world belonging to law enforcement and other government agencies, journalists, telecommunication and energy firms, as well as human rights and pro-democracy groups.

Chinese leader’s visit has big implications for Latin America

Images from this trip will help President Xi Jinping project an image of a strong China to the Chinese people.

China’s Xi in Cuba on last stop of Latin America swing

HAVANA, Cuba – Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Cuba late Monday, officials said, the last stop on a Latin American tour that has stressed trade and aid more than ideology.

China offers $20 billion fund for Latin America infrastructure projects

BRASILIA – Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed Thursday to create a $20 billion fund to finance infrastructure projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. The fund was announced at the end of a summit hosted by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff that marked the launch of the China-Latin America-Caribbean Forum.
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Keylor Navas Bids Farewell to the Costa Rican National Team

Goalkeeper Keylor Navas announced his retirement from the Costa Rican National Team. Navas published a heartfelt message on social media on Thursday in which...

Amnesty International Alarmed by Persecution of Female Justice Officials in Guatemala

Amnesty International (AI) described this Thursday as "alarming" the persecution suffered by female justice operators and human rights defenders in Guatemala who fight against...

Bus Catches Fire in Costa Rica, Exposing Passenger Safety Concerns

On Tuesday afternoon, a bus caught fire in front of the Delta gas station, near the Juan Pablo II roundabout. The bus belonged to...