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U.S. President Donald Trump tests positive for the coronavirus
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U.S. President Donald Trump tests positive for the coronavirus

Sebastian Smith / AFP - October 1, 2020

President Donald Trump was forced off the campaign trail on Friday after testing positive for Covid-19, in a political bombshell that upends his White House race against…

OECD urges Costa Rica to maintain fiscal discipline in recovery after pandemic
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OECD urges Costa Rica to maintain fiscal discipline in recovery after pandemic

AFP and The Tico Times - July 16, 2020

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on Wednesday urged Costa Rica to maintain rigorous fiscal discipline as seeks economic recovery once it overcomes the COVID-19…

US travel industry to see 40% drop in spending, study says
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US travel industry to see 40% drop in spending, study says

AFP - June 19, 2020

Domestic US travel spending is expected to collapse this year amid the coronavirus pandemic, suffering a 40 percent decline compared to 2019, while international spending will plunge…

Surge in Latin America as global coronavirus toll passes 400,000
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Surge in Latin America as global coronavirus toll passes 400,000

AFP bureaus - June 8, 2020

Surging fatalities in Latin America helped push the global coronavirus death toll above 400,000 on Sunday, even as Europe emerged from its virus lockdown with infections increasingly…

Brazil virus toll surges to third-highest in world
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Brazil virus toll surges to third-highest in world

Joshua Berger / AFP - June 5, 2020

Brazil's death toll from the new coronavirus surpassed Italy's to become the third-highest in the world, as Europe emerged from punishing lockdowns and the EU pressed for…

Latin America the new epicenter as pandemic causes international division
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Latin America the new epicenter as pandemic causes international division

Valeria PACHECO and Mariano ANDRADE / AFP - May 31, 2020

The famous Temple Mount in Jerusalem reopened its doors Sunday in another example of the slow return to normality in the world. But that return is very…

Remembering La Penca, 36 years later
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Remembering La Penca, 36 years later

The Tico Times - May 30, 2020

May 30, 1984, was a tragic day in Costa Rica's history. Seven people were killed and 21 wounded during a press conference called in La Penca, Nicaragua,…

Costa Rica to become first Central American country in the OECD
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Costa Rica to become first Central American country in the OECD

AFP and The Tico Times - May 15, 2020

Costa Rica was invited Friday to join the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), an international forum to coordinate economic and social policies. "OECD Secretary General…

‘We’re still in it,’ US House leader says at UN climate meet
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‘We’re still in it,’ US House leader says at UN climate meet

AFP - December 2, 2019

US Congressional leader Nancy Pelosi told a UN climate conference Monday that the world could still count on the United States in the fight against global warming…

Costa Rica celebrates Cultures Day
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Costa Rica celebrates Cultures Day

Jill Replogle - October 12, 2019

Happy Día de las Culturas (Cultures Day), which is celebrated today in Costa Rica! Known elsewhere as Columbus Day, Día de la Raza (Race Day, loosely translated), Indigenous…