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TIAR countries prepare to sanction those close to Maduro
Latin America
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Latin America
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TIAR countries prepare to sanction those close to Maduro

AFP and The Tico Times - October 30, 2019

Members of the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR) are preparing lists of associates of the government of Nicolás Maduro who may be subject to sanctions, a…

China calls US outrage over Venezuela UN election ‘unjustifiable’
News
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News
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China calls US outrage over Venezuela UN election ‘unjustifiable’

AFP - October 19, 2019

China on Friday denounced the US for calling Venezuela's entry into the UN Human Rights Council "a tragedy," after the South American country won a seat despite…

Official: EU removes Costa Rica, Switzerland from tax-haven list
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News
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Official: EU removes Costa Rica, Switzerland from tax-haven list

AFP - October 10, 2019

The EU removed Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates from its list of tax havens on Thursday, giving two global hubs for multinational tax schemes the all…

EU expected to remove Switzerland, Costa Rica from tax-haven list
News
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News
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EU expected to remove Switzerland, Costa Rica from tax-haven list

AFP - October 4, 2019

The EU is seen likely to remove Switzerland from its grey list of tax havens, according to a document obtained by AFP on Friday. The move will…

Costa Rica joins New Zealand and others in unique commercial-climate initiative
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Costa Rica joins New Zealand and others in unique commercial-climate initiative

AFP and The Tico Times - September 30, 2019

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Wednesday a unique commercial-climate initiative that seeks to eliminate tariffs on green technology and end fossil fuel subsidies. The initiative…

Countries of inter-American defense pact open road to sanctions against Venezuela
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Countries of inter-American defense pact open road to sanctions against Venezuela

Ariela Navarro / AFP and The Tico Times - September 25, 2019

The countries that make up the TIAR inter-American defense pact decided Monday to activate the treaty and act collectively in order to sanction senior government officials of the…

USNS Comfort mission to arrive in Costa Rica this weekend
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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USNS Comfort mission to arrive in Costa Rica this weekend

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 16, 2019

Costa Rica will receive this weekend the USNS Comfort, a United States Navy hospital ship, as part of the vessel's five-month medical mission. The USNS Comfort will…

World commemorates 75th anniversary of D-Day
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News
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World commemorates 75th anniversary of D-Day

The Tico Times - June 6, 2019

June 6 marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, part of the Allied invasion of Normandy during World War II. Today, communities around the world commemorate the thousands…

Want a US visa? Be prepared to share your social-media accounts
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Want a US visa? Be prepared to share your social-media accounts

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 3, 2019

Are you applying for a United States visa? As part of a new U.S. State Department policy, the application process will now require you to submit the…

President Alvarado visits Germany, meets with Chancellor Angela Merkel
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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President Alvarado visits Germany, meets with Chancellor Angela Merkel

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 29, 2019

President Carlos Alvarado is in Germany this week, where his agenda includes strengthening international relations between Costa Rica and the European nation. "We begin our official visit…

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