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Therapeutic abortion regulation unleashes political storm in Costa Rica
Citizens rights
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Citizens rights
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Therapeutic abortion regulation unleashes political storm in Costa Rica

Marco Sibaja / AFP and The Tico Times - October 24, 2019

The President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado pledged to approve in the coming weeks a rule that guarantees access to therapeutic abortions in the case of risk…

Costa Rica’s Minister of Finance resigns ahead of possible sanctions
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s Minister of Finance resigns ahead of possible sanctions

AFP and The Tico Times - October 23, 2019

The Minister of Finance of Costa Rica, Rocío Aguilar, who led a fight to contain the country's explosive fiscal deficit, resigned Wednesday after the Comptroller's Office recommended…

Vice President Epsy Campbell out of hospital following health scare
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Vice President Epsy Campbell out of hospital following health scare

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 22, 2019

Vice President Epsy Campbell was treated Monday at Calderón Guardia Hospital in San José after presenting with elevated blood pressure. Campbell said Monday afternoon that her condition…

Poverty rate remains stable at 21% in Costa Rica, government says
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Poverty rate remains stable at 21% in Costa Rica, government says

AFP and The Tico Times - October 18, 2019

Poverty in Costa Rica remained has stable at 21% over the last year, while extreme poverty had a slight reduction of half a percentage point to 5.8%,…

Uproar as Venezuela wins seat on UN rights council
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Uproar as Venezuela wins seat on UN rights council

Philippe Rater / AFP - October 17, 2019

Venezuela won a seat on the UN Human Rights Council on Thursday, sparking outcry from the United States, advocacy groups and Latin American countries who say its…

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

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 17, 2019

Costa Rica's bid to block Venezuela from serving on the United Nations Human Rights Council came up just short. During Thursday morning's vote of the 193-member General…

At environmental forum, Costa Rica touts economic benefits of climate policy
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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At environmental forum, Costa Rica touts economic benefits of climate policy

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 9, 2019

President Carlos Alvarado says Costa Rica's decarbonization plan could benefit the country's economy to the tune of $19.5 billion. During a speech at the PreCOP 25 meetings,…

Alvarado promotes Costa Rica’s commitment to combating climate change during U.N. General Assembly
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Alvarado promotes Costa Rica’s commitment to combating climate change during U.N. General Assembly

Nate Doughty - September 25, 2019

Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado met with world leaders and diplomats Tuesday during the United Nations General Assembly in New York City to discuss the Central American…

Watch: President Carlos Alvarado speaks at Climate Week in New York City
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Watch: President Carlos Alvarado speaks at Climate Week in New York City

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 23, 2019

Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado was a featured speaker Monday at Climate Week NYC, a weeklong event in partnership with the United Nations that focuses on environmental…

UN names Costa Rica as ‘Champion of the Earth’ for environmental efforts
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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UN names Costa Rica as ‘Champion of the Earth’ for environmental efforts

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 20, 2019

The United Nations has selected Costa Rica as its 2019 Champions of the Earth award for policy leadership, the organization announced Friday. Citing Costa Rica's plan to…

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