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Helping refugees to thrive in Costa Rica
Refugees
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Refugees
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Helping refugees to thrive in Costa Rica

Alexander Villegas / UNHCR - November 29, 2018

With her brownies, chocolates and custom-made cakes selling out fast, baker Julissa Marin de Colman is looking to expand. She needs a bigger oven to bake more…

Nicaragua expels UN human rights mission
Latin America
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Latin America
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Nicaragua expels UN human rights mission

Julia Rios / AFP - September 1, 2018

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's government expelled a United Nations human rights mission two days after it published a report criticizing the "climate of fear" in the Central…

Fleeing violence, Nicaraguans seek safety in Costa Rica
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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Fleeing violence, Nicaraguans seek safety in Costa Rica

UNHCR / Alexander Villegas - August 15, 2018

The thin, bespectacled medical student acted as a paramedic in street protests in Nicaragua until gun-toting paramilitaries detained him last month. “They beat me, they put a…

23,000 Nicaraguans seek asylum in Costa Rica: UN
Latin America
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Latin America
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23,000 Nicaraguans seek asylum in Costa Rica: UN

AFP - July 31, 2018

GENEVA, Switzerland — Nearly 23,000 people fleeing turmoil in Nicaragua have sought asylum in neighboring Costa Rica, the UN refugee agency said Tuesday, as it announced a…

Costa Rica’s Christiana Figueres nominated for UN secretary-general
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s Christiana Figueres nominated for UN secretary-general

Zach Dyer - July 7, 2016

President Luis Guillermo Solís nominated Christiana Figueres Olsen for U.N. secretary-general Thursday morning during a ceremony at San José, Costa Rica's iconic National Theater. Former NASA astronaut Franklin…

President Solís wants fewer words, more action from UN Security Council 
Global
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Global
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President Solís wants fewer words, more action from UN Security Council 

Zach Dyer - October 1, 2015

Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solís called for a more “proactive,” interventionist United Nations Security Council during his address before the U.N. General Assembly Wednesday morning. Solís…

President Solís tells world leaders Costa Rica is a model of sustainable development
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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President Solís tells world leaders Costa Rica is a model of sustainable development

Zach Dyer - September 28, 2015

Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solís told world leaders gathered in New York this past weekend that his country's sustainable development model is worthy of emulation. Solís…

UN peacekeepers routinely trade sex for goods
Crime
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Crime
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UN peacekeepers routinely trade sex for goods

Carole Landry | AFP - June 11, 2015

UNITED NATIONS – U.N. peacekeepers routinely trade sex for money, jewelry, cellphones and other items in countries where they are deployed in clear violation of U.N. rules, according…

UN panel to probe Dag Hammarskjold’s 1961 plane crash death
Crime
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Crime
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UN panel to probe Dag Hammarskjold’s 1961 plane crash death

AFP - March 16, 2015

UNITED NATIONS – The United Nations named a panel of independent experts Monday to reopen an investigation into the death of U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold in a mysterious…

Behind the scenes at the UN
Global
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Global
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Behind the scenes at the UN

David J. Rothkopf | Foreign Policy - September 26, 2014

UNITED NATIONS — Much like the schizophrenic reality of the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly itself, this week's conclave of world leaders in New…

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