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More than 40 countries restrict travel from UK
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More than 40 countries restrict travel from UK

AFP - December 23, 2020

More than 40 countries are still banning or restricting travel from Britain in a bid to contain a new strain of the coronavirus believed to spread faster.…

New York nurse receives first Covid vaccine in US
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New York nurse receives first Covid vaccine in US

AFP and The Tico Times - December 14, 2020

A nurse in New York became the first person in the United States to receive the coronavirus vaccine Monday. Sandra Lindsay, a critical care nurse at the…

Britain starts vaccine campaign as Europe cases top 20 million
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Britain starts vaccine campaign as Europe cases top 20 million

Phil HAZLEWOOD with AFP bureaus - December 8, 2020

Britain became the first Western country to start a mass coronavirus vaccine campaign on Tuesday with a 90-year-old receiving the initial jab, as the number of cases…

OECD expects gradual economic recovery in Costa Rica but worries about debt
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OECD expects gradual economic recovery in Costa Rica but worries about debt

AFP - December 2, 2020

After enduring the effects of Covid-19, Costa Rica will experience a gradual economic recovery starting in 2021, but it must rush structural reforms to put its public…

European nations reapply restrictions as coronavirus cases spike
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European nations reapply restrictions as coronavirus cases spike

Daniel SILVA with AFP bureaus - November 2, 2020

Anger and exasperation over new coronavirus curbs grew Sunday as European nations wound back the clocks to the spring with fresh lockdowns and restrictions aimed at halting…

Arrest warrants issued for founders of Panama Papers firm: report
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Arrest warrants issued for founders of Panama Papers firm: report

AFP - October 21, 2020

Germany has issued international arrest warrants for the two founders of the firm at the centre of the tax haven scandal exposed by the Panama Papers data…

Día de las Culturas/Columbus Day: a brief, incomplete guide
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Día de las Culturas/Columbus Day: a brief, incomplete guide

The Tico Times - October 12, 2020

Happy Día de las Culturas (Cultures Day), Columbus Day, Día de la Raza (Race Day, loosely translated), Indigenous Peoples Day, Day of Indigenous Resistance, Day of the…

Panama Canal breaks cargo record despite pandemic, US-China trade war
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Panama Canal breaks cargo record despite pandemic, US-China trade war

AFP - October 6, 2020

The Panama Canal broke its cargo transit record in fiscal year 2020 with the passage of 475 million tons through its waters, despite the pandemic and the…

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…