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Nicaragua celebrates a joyous festival of horrors in lead-up to Halloween
Latin America
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Nicaragua celebrates a joyous festival of horrors in lead-up to Halloween

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 26, 2020

Disguised as devils, witches, goblins and terrifying characters from indigenous mythology, thousands of Nicaraguans celebrated with joy and boisterous dances the festival of Los Agüizotes, a tradition…

Arrest warrants issued for founders of Panama Papers firm: report
Business
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Business
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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
Global
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Global
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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
Business
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Business
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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…

PAHO emphasizes risk of international travel, reopening too soon
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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PAHO emphasizes risk of international travel, reopening too soon

Alina DIESTE / AFP - September 17, 2020

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) noted on Wednesday the "limited impact" of pre-travel coronavirus tests to control the spread of COVID-19 and called on countries to…

Independence torch travels through Costa Rica
Independence Day
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Independence Day
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Independence torch travels through Costa Rica

The Tico Times - September 14, 2020

The Central American independence torch arrived in Costa Rica on Sunday morning. In a small ceremony at the Peñas Blancas border post, Education Minister Guiselle Cruz Maduro…

Peru, Argentine economies post huge falls
Latin America
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Latin America
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Peru, Argentine economies post huge falls

AFP - August 21, 2020

Peru's year-on-year GDP fell by 30 percent in the second quarter of 2020 as it was badly affected by coronavirus containment measures, the government said on Thursday.…

US slaps sanctions on son of Nicaragua president
Latin America
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Latin America
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US slaps sanctions on son of Nicaragua president

AFP - July 17, 2020

The United States on Friday slapped sanctions on another son of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, accusing him of using a public relations firm to spread propaganda. Juan…

Former Colombia, Costa Rica boss Jorge Luis Pinto to coach UAE
Jorge Luis Pinto
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Jorge Luis Pinto
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Former Colombia, Costa Rica boss Jorge Luis Pinto to coach UAE

AFP and The Tico Times - June 29, 2020

Jorge Luis Pinto, best known for leading Costa Rica to the World Cup quarterfinals, is set to take over the United Arab Emirates national team, the local…

US adds Nicaragua to human trafficking blacklist
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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US adds Nicaragua to human trafficking blacklist

Alina DIESTE / AFP and The Tico Times - June 26, 2020

The United States included Nicaragua on its human trafficking blacklist Thursday when presenting its annual report on the matter, in which it warned that the coronavirus pandemic…