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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…

USA and other countries in the region will ask to activate TIAR in the face of Venezuela crisis
Latin America
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Latin America
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USA and other countries in the region will ask to activate TIAR in the face of Venezuela crisis

AFP and The Tico Times - September 10, 2019

Update (2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10): Carlos Trujillo, the US ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), said Tuesday that the goal of activating the…

Pic of the Day: Alvarado and new Panamanian president Laurentino Cortizo
Panama
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Panama
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Pic of the Day: Alvarado and new Panamanian president Laurentino Cortizo

The Tico Times - August 31, 2019

President Carlos Alvarado is in Panama, where he met with the country's new president, Laurentino Cortizo. The two leaders agreed to work together on migration, security and…

Costa Rica assisting Honduras in fight against dengue
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica assisting Honduras in fight against dengue

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 30, 2019

Responding to a call for international collaboration, Costa Rica's Health Ministry is helping Honduras as it faces a deadly outbreak of dengue fever. Costa Rica donated insecticides…

Ex-FARC leader issues call to arms in Colombia
Colombia
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Colombia
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Ex-FARC leader issues call to arms in Colombia

AFP - August 29, 2019

Colombia's conservative President Ivan Duque said Thursday he would send a special army unit to hunt down ex-FARC leaders who announced they were taking up arms again.…

Experts accuse Nicaragua of ‘cover-up’ after military incursion into Costa Rica
Central America
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Central America
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Experts accuse Nicaragua of ‘cover-up’ after military incursion into Costa Rica

Leonor Álvarez / La Prensa - August 29, 2019

The Tico Times partners with La Prensa to translate their stories and amplify them to our English-speaking readers who want to stay informed.  *** Critics are accusing…

Venezuela condemned by OAS for ‘systematic’ rights abuses
Latin America
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Latin America
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Venezuela condemned by OAS for ‘systematic’ rights abuses

AFP - August 29, 2019

The Organization of American States passed a resolution Wednesday condemning "grave and systematic" human rights abuses in Venezuela, and demanded an independent investigation. The regional security body,…

Costa Rica issues ‘strong and resounding’ protest against Nicaraguan military incursion
Central America
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Central America
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Costa Rica issues ‘strong and resounding’ protest against Nicaraguan military incursion

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 27, 2019

The Government of Costa Rica on Tuesday issued a "most energetic and resounding protest" after six uniformed Nicaraguan military pursued and killed a civilian in Costa Rican…

Costa Rica sends forces to Nicaraguan border after apparent military incursion
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica sends forces to Nicaraguan border after apparent military incursion

AFP and The Tico Times - August 27, 2019

Costa Rica placed personnel from its National Police near the border with Nicaragua following reports of a raid by that country's military that killed one person, Public…

Costa Rica expresses ‘deep concern’ over Amazon wildfires
Amazon
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Amazon
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Costa Rica expresses ‘deep concern’ over Amazon wildfires

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 22, 2019

Costa Rica's Foreign Ministry on Thursday released a statement in response to the Amazon rainforest wildfires that have captured the world's attention in recent days. Here is…

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