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USNS Comfort mission to stop in Costa Rica this year
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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USNS Comfort mission to stop in Costa Rica this year

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 24, 2019

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

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

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

Read: Int. Contact Group declarations on Venezuela following meeting in Costa Rica
Latin America
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Latin America
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Read: Int. Contact Group declarations on Venezuela following meeting in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 7, 2019

The International Contact Group on Venezuela met in San José this week. Manuel Ventura Robles, Costa Rica's Foreign Minister, and Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European…

Maduro exhorts Venezuela military to fight ‘any coup plotter;’ Costa Rica to host international meeting
Latin America
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Latin America
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Maduro exhorts Venezuela military to fight ‘any coup plotter;’ Costa Rica to host international meeting

Alexander Martinez / AFP - May 2, 2019

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday called on the armed forces to oppose "any coup plotter" after a military uprising in support of opposition leader Juan Guaido…

Life in limbo: The uncertainty of Venezuelans without a valid passport in the U.S.
Latin America
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Latin America
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Life in limbo: The uncertainty of Venezuelans without a valid passport in the U.S.

Ariela Navarro / AFP and The Tico Times - May 2, 2019

Nastacha Hernandez’s father died without her being able to say goodbye. Like many Venezuelans in the United States, Hernandez could not renew her passport in the middle…

US-Venezuela relations in deep freeze
Latin America
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Latin America
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US-Venezuela relations in deep freeze

Andrea Graells Tempel / AFP - April 29, 2019

Hitting Venezuela with oil sanctions to undermine the Maduro regime, Washington's latest gambit could turn 20 years of frosty relations still icier. US links with Caracas nosedived…

How Costa Rica is affected by US aid
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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How Costa Rica is affected by US aid

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 12, 2019

The State Department of the United States says it will cut aid to the Central American countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, also known as the…

Costa Rican authorities arrest 10 suspected of drug trafficking, announce Colombian partnership
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican authorities arrest 10 suspected of drug trafficking, announce Colombian partnership

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 12, 2019

Costa Rica's Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) and the Public Security Ministry (MSP) detained 10 people with suspected ties to international drug trafficking, according to press releases from…

Venezuela dominates agenda ahead of Trump’s Latin American visit
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Venezuela dominates agenda ahead of Trump’s Latin American visit

Alina Dieste / AFP - April 8, 2018

Venezuela will be the dominant issue during the first visit of'U.S. President Donald Trump to Latin America this week, but according to analysts, a crusade by the…

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