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Venezuelan embassy reopens in Costa Rica
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Venezuelan embassy reopens in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 21, 2019

María Faria, the Venezuelan Ambassador to Costa Rica, announced this week that the South American country's embassy in San José has reopened. In a video she posted…

IACHR mission visits Costa Rica to evaluate protections for indigenous communities
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IACHR mission visits Costa Rica to evaluate protections for indigenous communities

AFP and The Tico Times - May 21, 2019

Representatives of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) began on Monday a visit to Costa Rica to supervise protection measures for two indigenous peoples, following the…

Costa Rica allocates $3.35 million for port infrastructure in Limón
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Costa Rica allocates $3.35 million for port infrastructure in Limón

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 20, 2019

The Atlantic Port Authority (JAPDEVA) will manage more than $3.35 million as it explores four projects to support the economy in the province of Limón. The nonreimbursable…

Phones made by Huawei impacted by U.S. blacklist
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Phones made by Huawei impacted by U.S. blacklist

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 20, 2019

By some estimates, Huawei smartphones are the most popular brand in Costa Rica. But the hundreds of thousands of Costa Ricans who use phones created by Chinese…

Morning-after pill can now be sold without a prescription in Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Morning-after pill can now be sold without a prescription in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 18, 2019

Levonorgestrel, marketed commercially as "Plan B" and commonly known as the morning-after pill, can legally be sold without a prescription in Costa Rica. The decree of venta libre was…

MINAE raises alarm about drug trafficking in Costa Rica’s protected land
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Costa Rica
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MINAE raises alarm about drug trafficking in Costa Rica’s protected land

Rita Valverde / Semanario Universidad - May 17, 2019

The Environment and Energy Ministry (MINAE) has requested assistance from the Public Security Ministry in the face of increased drug trafficking through Protected Wildlife Areas. The call…

Gay rights across the globe: from marriage to the death penalty
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Gay marriage
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Gay rights across the globe: from marriage to the death penalty

Florence de Marignan / AFP - May 17, 2019

Taiwan on Friday joined nearly 30 mostly Western countries to legalize same-sex marriage  but in many other parts of the world homosexuality is illegal and sometimes subject…

Costa Rica working with FAA to restore Category 1 rating ‘as soon as possible’
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica working with FAA to restore Category 1 rating ‘as soon as possible’

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 14, 2019

Costa Rica’s Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC) has pledged it will work with the United States to restore its category rating after the Federal Aviation Administration said the…

Costa Rica ‘does not comply with International Civil Aviation Organization safety standards,’ FAA says
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Costa Rica ‘does not comply with International Civil Aviation Organization safety standards,’ FAA says

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 14, 2019

The United States's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced that Costa Rica no longer meets the highest international standards for air travel. "The Republic of Costa Rica…

Space Ticos: Two Costa Ricans make headlines at NASA
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Space Ticos: Two Costa Ricans make headlines at NASA

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 13, 2019

Students at Stoney Nakoda Elementary School in Alberta, Canada had a special guest lecturer during a recent class. As part of a space-themed lesson, the class spoke…

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