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United States formally starts withdrawal from Paris climate accord
Climate Change
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United States formally starts withdrawal from Paris climate accord

Shaun Tandon / AFP - November 4, 2019

The United States on Monday formally notified the United Nations that it was withdrawing from the Paris climate accord, making the world's largest economy the sole outlier…

Spain steps in to host COP25 climate summit as Greta asks for a lift
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Spain steps in to host COP25 climate summit as Greta asks for a lift

Daniel Silva / AFP - November 1, 2019

Spain will host the COP25 climate summit in December, the UN said on Friday, after Chile abandoned plans to hold it due to deadly anti-government protests. Some…

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’
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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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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
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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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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…

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