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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
Costa Rica
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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…

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

With U.S. support, Costa Rica adds new plane to police fleet
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Costa Rica
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With U.S. support, Costa Rica adds new plane to police fleet

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 15, 2020

The Air Surveillance Service (SVA) of the Public Security Ministry on Monday unveiled a new airplane meant to assist in anti-drug operations. The ceremony was held at…

Costa Rica seeks path to legalize medical marijuana
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Costa Rica seeks path to legalize medical marijuana

Marco SIBAJA / AFP - December 8, 2020

Rodrigo Martín was told by oncologists in Costa Rica that the cancer in his head had metastasized and that he had six months to live. It was…

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…

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…