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Remembering La Penca, 35 years later
Crime
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Crime
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Remembering La Penca, 35 years later

The Tico Times - May 31, 2019

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,…

Epsy Campbell asks the United Nations to intervene in Nicaragua
Latin America
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Latin America
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Epsy Campbell asks the United Nations to intervene in Nicaragua

AFP and The Tico Times - September 29, 2018

Vice President Epsy Campbell, said Thursday at the U.N. that the situation in Nicaragua is “not sustainable,” and called on the international community to help solve the…

The Tico Times Dispatch: What’s in Costa Rica’s tax-reform bill?
News
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News
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The Tico Times Dispatch: What’s in Costa Rica’s tax-reform bill?

The Tico Times - September 28, 2018

The streets of Costa Rica have been bogged down by protests since Sept. 10, when public-sector unions called for a general strike to oppose a proposed tax-reform…

Madelaine Caracas: the fierce Nicaraguan artist who stood up to Daniel Ortega
Daniel Ortega
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Daniel Ortega
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Madelaine Caracas: the fierce Nicaraguan artist who stood up to Daniel Ortega

Yamlek Mojica Loáisiga / Semanario Universidad - September 27, 2018

Madelaine Jeresulem Caracas immortalized her roar at the beginning of the national dialogue aimed at solving the crisis in Nicaragua. After Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega claimed that…

Cats march through streets, rats scared, milk supply runs low
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Cats march through streets, rats scared, milk supply runs low

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 26, 2018

San José — In a display of the movement’s continued momentum, tens of thousands of protesters once again shut down streets throughout Costa Rica’s capital Wednesday. A…

Nicole Arrea, the Costa Rican high school student who helped draft a law to reduce food waste
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Nicole Arrea, the Costa Rican high school student who helped draft a law to reduce food waste

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 25, 2018

San Miguel de Santo Domingo — In Latin America and the Caribbean, nearly 40 million people suffer from undernourishment, according to data from the Food and Agriculture…

How to vote in the 2018 midterm elections from Costa Rica
Politics
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Politics
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How to vote in the 2018 midterm elections from Costa Rica

The Tico Times - September 20, 2018

The 2018 midterm elections in the United States are right around the corner. Hundreds of state and congressional seats are up for grabs Nov. 6 and even…

Unions and government start talks to end strike
News
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News
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Unions and government start talks to end strike

AFP and The Tico Times - September 19, 2018

Representatives from the government and public-sector unions got together Wednesday in a preliminary meeting to seek an agreement to stop the general strike that has gripped the…

Venezuelans fume after Nicolas Maduro filmed dining with celebrity chef ‘Salt Bae’ in Turkey
Latin America
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Latin America
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Venezuelans fume after Nicolas Maduro filmed dining with celebrity chef ‘Salt Bae’ in Turkey

AFP - September 18, 2018

Impoverished Venezuelans have reacted with fury after videos of President Nicolas Maduro gorging on succulent pieces of meat in a restaurant owned by a celebrity Turkish chef…

Ex-president Cristina Kirchner charged in Argentina corruption scandal
Argentina
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Argentina
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Ex-president Cristina Kirchner charged in Argentina corruption scandal

AFP / Liliana Samuel - September 18, 2018

Argentina's ex-president Cristina Kirchner was charged with corruption on Monday as a judge asked that her legislative immunity be lifted so she can be detained. She is…