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

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…

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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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
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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…