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China calls US outrage over Venezuela UN election ‘unjustifiable’

Maduro still has strong support at the UN, from Russia and China in particular.

Uproar as Venezuela wins seat on UN rights council

Human Rights Watch condemned Thursday's vote as a slap in the face to the people of Venezuela and the international community.

UN elects Venezuela over Costa Rica to serve on Human Rights Council

Venezuela beat Costa Rica by just nine votes.

Costa Rica ‘confident and committed’ as UN Human Rights Council decision nears

The 193 members of the UN General Assembly will place their votes on Thursday morning. 

Helping refugees to thrive in Costa Rica

Bakers, spa product creators and car wash entrepreneurs get a chance to start over in the Central American nation.

Nicaragua expels UN human rights mission

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"...

Fleeing violence, Nicaraguans seek safety in Costa Rica

The thin, bespectacled medical student acted as a paramedic in street protests in Nicaragua until gun-toting paramilitaries detained him last month.

23,000 Nicaraguans seek asylum in Costa Rica: UN

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 beefed up presence in the region.

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

If elected, Figueres would be the first woman and the second Latin American, after Peru’s Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, to lead the U.N.

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

Costa Rica's Solís: "The council’s focus on conflict prevention is inadequate, and, when it does take action, it often comes too late.”
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