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NGOs and others denounce repressive wave against Ortega adversaries in Nicaragua
Central America
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Central America
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NGOs and others denounce repressive wave against Ortega adversaries in Nicaragua

AFP and The Tico Times - September 14, 2019

Nicaragua is experiencing a repressive wave with extrajudicial executions and actions to intimidate the opponents of the government of the socialist Daniel Ortega, activists and opposition leaders…

Tobacco use declining in Costa Rica, Health Ministry says
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Tobacco use declining in Costa Rica, Health Ministry says

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 13, 2019

A study of more than 4,000 adults in Costa Rica shows a decrease in the number of people consuming tobacco, the Health Ministry says. The report, conducted…

MOPT installing anti-suicide barriers over Saprissa bridge
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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MOPT installing anti-suicide barriers over Saprissa bridge

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 13, 2019

Costa Rica's Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) is installing barriers on the Virilla River bridge near Ricardo Saprissa Stadium in Tibás in order to reduce the…

The ‘orphans’ of the Venezuelan exodus
Latin America
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Latin America
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The ‘orphans’ of the Venezuelan exodus

Andrea Tosta / AFP - September 13, 2019

Frankeiber yearns for December to hug his parents, given the promise of reunion. Like him, many children have remained in Venezuela while their parents are forced by…

President Alvarado signs controversial dual education law
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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President Alvarado signs controversial dual education law

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 12, 2019

Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado signed into law on Thursday the Ley de Educación y Formación Dual (Law of Education and Dual Training), which will allow students to…

Costa Rica proposes new bill to regulate and tax Uber
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica proposes new bill to regulate and tax Uber

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 12, 2019

The Economic Affairs Committee of the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday introduced a new bill that seeks to regulate ride-sharing platforms such as Uber. The proposal "seeks to…

US invokes regional defense treaty after military exercises in Venezuela
Latin America
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Latin America
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US invokes regional defense treaty after military exercises in Venezuela

AFP and The Tico Times - September 12, 2019

The United States on Thursday invoked the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR) in the face of "bellicose" military exercises by the government of Nicolás Maduro on…

Hundreds of GAM traffic lights now run on solar power
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Hundreds of GAM traffic lights now run on solar power

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 11, 2019

Hundreds of traffic lights in Costa Rica's Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM) now run on clean energy. A press release from Casa Presidencial says that 80 of 132…

Celebrate Independence Day in Costa Rica with these events
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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Celebrate Independence Day in Costa Rica with these events

The Tico Times - September 11, 2019

On Sunday, Sept. 15, Costa Rica will celebrate 198 years of independence. The Culture Ministry (MCJ) has prepared a wide array of activities aimed at celebrating Costa…

Health Ministry calls for awareness, compliance following agrochemical poisonings
Health
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Health
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Health Ministry calls for awareness, compliance following agrochemical poisonings

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 10, 2019

Costa Rica's Health Ministry on Tuesday released a statement to "reiterate the prohibition of use of industrial herbicides in spaces of human coexistence." The news comes two…

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