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President Alvarado addresses Costa Rican protests, urges peace and dialogue
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Costa Rica
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President Alvarado addresses Costa Rican protests, urges peace and dialogue

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 1, 2019

President Carlos Alvarado delivered a nationwide address Monday evening in response to protests that have disrupted travel throughout the country. Citing Costa Rica's history as a democratic…

Unrest in Costa Rica over Education Ministry, new value-added tax
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Unrest in Costa Rica over Education Ministry, new value-added tax

Rita Valverde / Semanario Universidad - June 28, 2019

The President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, supported the continuity of the Minister of Public Education, Edgar Mora, despite demonstrations led by students from 80 schools against…

President Alvarado visits Germany, meets with Chancellor Angela Merkel
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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President Alvarado visits Germany, meets with Chancellor Angela Merkel

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 29, 2019

President Carlos Alvarado is in Germany this week, where his agenda includes strengthening international relations between Costa Rica and the European nation. "We begin our official visit…

Unemployment in Costa Rica falls slightly; more women join workforce
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Unemployment in Costa Rica falls slightly; more women join workforce

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 6, 2019

Unemployment in Costa Rica fell to 11.3% in the first trimester of 2019, according to data released last week by the National Statistics and Census Institute (INEC).…

A plan to decarbonize by 2050 – how will Costa Rica pay for it?
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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A plan to decarbonize by 2050 – how will Costa Rica pay for it?

Alexander Villegas - February 26, 2019

On Sunday, Costa Rica announced its vision for the future, and it’s carbon-free. Christiana Figueres, who’s heading the United Nations fight on climate change, took to the…

President Alvarado attends Pope Francis’ mass in Panama
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Pope Francis
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President Alvarado attends Pope Francis’ mass in Panama

Juan José Rodríguez and Hector Velasco / AFP and The Tico Times - January 28, 2019

Speaking at the close of a visit to Panama, Pope Francis on Sunday called for a peaceful resolution to the "serious situation" in Venezuela, committed to supporting…

Pope Francis: Costa Rica has ‘the world’s best coffee’
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Costa Rica
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Pope Francis: Costa Rica has ‘the world’s best coffee’

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 26, 2019

Costa Rica's claim to the world's best coffee has a notable cosigner: The Pope. Pope Francis greeted Carlos Alvarado on Saturday by saying the Costa Rican President is…

Costa Rica recognizes Juan Guaidó as President of Venezuela; Maduro severs ties with US, expels diplomats
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Costa Rica recognizes Juan Guaidó as President of Venezuela; Maduro severs ties with US, expels diplomats

Alexander Villegas and AFP - January 23, 2019

Costa Rica recognized Juan Guaidó as the president of Venezuela. Guaidó, the head of Venezuela’s national assembly, declared himself acting president of Venezuela on Wednesday during a…

Costa Rica offers to host COP25 after Brazil withdraws
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Costa Rica offers to host COP25 after Brazil withdraws

Alexander Villegas - December 2, 2018

President Carlos Alvarado announced that Costa Rica will throw its hat in the ring to host the COP25 Climate Change Conference in 2019. On Dec. 1, when…

Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court gives tax reform bill the go-ahead
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Sala IV
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Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court gives tax reform bill the go-ahead

Alexander Villegas - November 25, 2018

The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court declared on Friday that Costa Rica's tax reform bill is constitutional. The bill will now go back to congress, where…

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