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U.S. Embassy donates $1 million in cars to Costa Rica’s Justice Ministry
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U.S. Embassy donates $1 million in cars to Costa Rica’s Justice Ministry

The Tico Times - March 14, 2021

Sixteen new vehicles were donated to the Ministry of Justice by the United States Embassy, through its Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), authorities announced…

Mexico close to legalizing recreational marijuana use
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Mexico close to legalizing recreational marijuana use

Natalia Cano / AFP - March 11, 2021

Mexico's lower house of Congress voted Wednesday in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana use, in a step towards transforming the land of the drug cartels into a…

Rule of law deteriorating in Nicaragua: UN rights chief
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Daniel Ortega
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Rule of law deteriorating in Nicaragua: UN rights chief

AFP - February 25, 2021

The rule of law is deteriorating in Nicaragua ahead of November's general elections, UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet warned Thursday, demanding swift reforms to ensure a free…

China donates motorcycles, security equipment to Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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China donates motorcycles, security equipment to Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 22, 2021

The Chinese government on Monday donated motorcycles and other security equipment to Costa Rica during a ceremony with local leaders. The gifts included 100 motorcycles and body…

U.S. Coast Guard to fight illegal fishing in Central America
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Costa Rica
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U.S. Coast Guard to fight illegal fishing in Central America

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 19, 2021

The U.S. Coast Guard will increase efforts to fight illegal fishing in Central and South America, the State Department announced. "The U.S. Coast Guard is expanding its…

U.S. donates new Coast Guard boats, finances new facilities
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Costa Rica
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U.S. donates new Coast Guard boats, finances new facilities

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 18, 2021

The Public Security Ministry (MSP) on Thursday commemorated the delivery of two new boats that were donated to the Costa Rican Coast Guard by the United States.…

Lawmakers in Costa Rica ask government to speed up medical cannabis debate
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Lawmakers in Costa Rica ask government to speed up medical cannabis debate

AFP and The Tico Times - January 27, 2021

Deputies from different political parties on Tuesday called on the President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, to use his powers to summon for debate in Parliament a…

Costa Rica honors U.S. Ambassador as term ends
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica honors U.S. Ambassador as term ends

The Tico Times - January 19, 2021

The Foreign Ministry of Costa Rica this week awarded United States Ambassador Sharon Day at the conclusion of her diplomatic mission. Day received the National Order Juan…

After year of inaction, international community meets to protect biodiversity
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After year of inaction, international community meets to protect biodiversity

Anna PELEGRI / AFP - January 11, 2021

The international community meets Monday at a summit in Paris on biodiversity, dedicated to intensifying and launching new conservation plans after a year of almost total inaction.…

One Planet Summit kickstarts year of crucial environment talks
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Costa Rica
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One Planet Summit kickstarts year of crucial environment talks

AFP - January 9, 2021

Global leaders will try to reignite international environmental diplomacy on Monday, with a biodiversity summit that launches a critical year for efforts to stem the devastating effects…