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World Bank forecasts growth of 3.7% of Latin American GDP in 2021
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World Bank forecasts growth of 3.7% of Latin American GDP in 2021

AFP and The Tico Times - January 6, 2021

The World Bank said Tuesday that it expects an economic expansion of 3.7% in Latin America and the Caribbean this year, improving on its previous forecast of…

Eta and Iota damages in Honduras exceed $1.8 billion
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Honduras
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Eta and Iota damages in Honduras exceed $1.8 billion

AFP - December 30, 2020

Hurricanes Eta and Iota caused damage of at least $1.8 billion in Honduras and affected almost half of its population, estimated a report by the ECLAC released…

Argentina launches Covid-19 vaccines with controversial Sputnik V
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Latin America
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Argentina launches Covid-19 vaccines with controversial Sputnik V

Sonia AVALOS / AFP - December 30, 2020

Argentina on Tuesday launched a Covid-19 vaccination campaign with the controversial Sputnik V shots developed by Russia, the government said. It is the first country in the…

WATCH: Making tamales in Costa Rica
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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WATCH: Making tamales in Costa Rica

Andrés Madrigal - December 19, 2020

Originally published on Dec. 16, 2015. Doña Flor Arguedas, 71, has been making tamales since she was 22. That was the year she got married. Her new…

Tamales in Costa Rica  – A Christmas Tradition
Banana leaf wrapped goodness
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Banana leaf wrapped goodness
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Tamales in Costa Rica – A Christmas Tradition

The Tico Times - December 19, 2020

This story was originally published in 2014. Happy Holidays!  Tamales are serious business come Christmas in Costa Rica. Unwrapping the steamed banana-leaf covering of a Costa Rican-style tamal…

Central America hopes to resume climate agenda with Biden, Costa Rica’s Foreign Minister says
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Costa Rica
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Central America hopes to resume climate agenda with Biden, Costa Rica’s Foreign Minister says

Marco SIBAJA / AFP - December 15, 2020

Central American countries hope to resume environmental talks in their relations with the United States when Joe Biden takes office, says Costa Rican Foreign Minister Rodolfo Solano.…

World Bank grants Costa Rica $60 million for communities that protect forests
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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World Bank grants Costa Rica $60 million for communities that protect forests

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 12, 2020

The World Bank and Costa Rica signed an agreement for $60 million to reward local communities that reduce carbon emissions caused by deforestation, the two parties reported…

After 5 months and 3 friendlies, UAE fires coach Pinto
Jorge Luis Pinto
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Jorge Luis Pinto
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After 5 months and 3 friendlies, UAE fires coach Pinto

AFP and The Tico Times - November 30, 2020

The United Arab Emirates on Monday dismissed Colombian Jorge Luis Pinto as coach, five months after his appointment and before the resumption of qualifying for the 2022…

The race to obtain coronavirus vaccines in Latin America
Latin America
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Latin America
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The race to obtain coronavirus vaccines in Latin America

AFP Bureaus - November 26, 2020

While the world waits for vaccine candidates to complete trials and pass safety tests, Latin American countries are accelerating negotiations and agreements to obtain millions of doses…

Hurricane Iota bears down on storm-battered Central America
Central America
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Central America
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Hurricane Iota bears down on storm-battered Central America

AFP - November 15, 2020

Less than two weeks after powerful storm Eta killed more than 200 people across Central America, authorities warned that Hurricane Iota was set to wallop coastal areas…