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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

President Trump nominates Sharon Day as ambassador to Costa Rica

Sharon Day served on the Executive Committee of the Broward County Republican Party beginning in 1994.

Solís reports positive meeting with U.S. Vice President Pence

Casa Presidencial reported a cordial and productive meeting.

Her Majesty’s ambassador to Costa Rica misses Marmite

The new British ambassador to Costa Rica and Nicaragua, Ross Patrick Denny, misses Marmite and says his country plans to get more involved in the region.

New ambassadors from Canada, EU, UK arrive in Costa Rica

The three diplomats represent countries that invested more than $489 million collectively in Costa Rica last year, according to figures from the Foreign Trade Ministry.

Netherlands now coordinates entire Central America program from San José embassy

The Netherlands, Costa Rica's second largest export buyer, now runs all of its diplomatic activities in Central America out of its San José office.

US Embassy swears in newest Peace Corps volunteers in Costa Rica

Currently 143 peace corps volunteers are active in Costa Rica, according to the U.S. Embassy in San José. During the last 50 years, more than 3,300 U.S. citizens have served in the Peace Corps here working in community economic development, youth development and teaching English as a second language.

President Solís meets with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at UN

Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas held a bilateral meeting Monday at the U.N. General Assembly in New York....

President Solís to support reforms, female leadership at United Nations

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

Costa Rican government at odds over landing of US military helicopters

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.

Uruguay’s ‘Pepe’ Mujica: Regulating marijuana ‘robs narcos of the market’

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.
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