Costa Rica’s President Luis Guillermo Solís travels to New York Friday to address the United Nations General Assembly before meeting with U.S. lawmakers in Washington D.C. Solís and the Costa Rican delegation will meet with business and international leaders while stressing a message of connecting extreme poverty and inequality, according to a statement from Casa Presidencia
A brief stopover by five U.S. military helicopters in Costa Rica over the weekend drew the ire of lawmakers who claimed the landing violated Costa Rica's sovereignty. The executive and legislative branches of government have been disputing the legality of U.S. military vessels in Costa Rica since both countries signed a joint-patrol agreement in 1999.
During his brief stay in Costa Rica, Uruguay's ex-President José Mujica (2010-2015) commented on his administration’s experience passing controversial laws, including medical marijuana and gay common-law marriage.
On June 2, the Campbells will leave the British residence in Escazú for the last time as they prepare for the next chapter in their shared life and career. The Tico Times caught up with Sharon Campbell just a few days before the couple’s 26th wedding anniversary to chat about their four-year tenure in Central America.
Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís met with U.S. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs John Feeley Monday morning as part of a three-nation trip by the State Department official. Feeley said his visit was to touch base with the Costa Rican president and shore up relations between the allies.