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Facing investigation, Costa Rica’s Minister of the Presidency resigns after just seven months
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Facing investigation, Costa Rica’s Minister of the Presidency resigns after just seven months

AFP and The Tico Times - March 4, 2020

Costa Rica's Minister of the Presidency, Víctor Morales, resigned from the position on Wednesday after just seven months on the job. Morales's resignation comes as he and…

Costa Rican government denies violating private information with data unit
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican government denies violating private information with data unit

AFP and The Tico Times - March 2, 2020

The Minister of the Presidency of Costa Rica, Víctor Morales, denied Monday that the government had violated the private information of the population with a controversial data…

Prosecutor’s Office raids Costa Rican presidency for alleged violation of citizens’ privacy
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Prosecutor’s Office raids Costa Rican presidency for alleged violation of citizens’ privacy

AFP and The Tico Times - February 28, 2020

The Prosecutor's Office in Costa Rica raided the Presidential House on Friday as part of an investigation into a government unit for data analysis, on suspicion that…

Authorities begin investigation into Costa Rica data analysis unit for fear of privacy breach
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Costa Rica
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Authorities begin investigation into Costa Rica data analysis unit for fear of privacy breach

AFP and The Tico Times - February 24, 2020

The Ombudsman's Office of Costa Rica on Monday began an investigation into a government unit for data collection and analysis, and requested support from the Prosecutor's Office,…

Costa Rica to take decarbonization steps this week
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Costa Rica to take decarbonization steps this week

The Tico Times - February 24, 2020

Under the direction of the Environment and Energy Ministry (MINAE), Costa Rica this week will take steps toward achieving its goal of decarbonizing its economy by 2050.…

After public criticism, Costa Rican gov. repeals decree that created department with access to ‘confidential’ information
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After public criticism, Costa Rican gov. repeals decree that created department with access to ‘confidential’ information

The Tico Times - February 21, 2020

The Costa Rican government repealed a decree that had created a Data Analysis Unit, after public criticism questioned its purpose and scope. Casa Presidencial announced Friday afternoon…

UNHCR grants Costa Rica assistance to help Nicaraguan migrants
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UNHCR grants Costa Rica assistance to help Nicaraguan migrants

AFP - February 8, 2020

The UN Refugee Agency announced Friday that it will grant $4.1 million to Costa Rica to assist asylum-seekers in the country who are living in poverty. The…

UN commissioner in Costa Rica to evaluate response to Latin America refugee crisis
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Costa Rica
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UN commissioner in Costa Rica to evaluate response to Latin America refugee crisis

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 7, 2020

Kelly Clements, the United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees, is in Costa Rica on Feb. 7-8 to evaluate the response to the large quantity of Nicaraguan…

Unemployment in Costa Rica rose to 12.4% at the end of 2019
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Costa Rica
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Unemployment in Costa Rica rose to 12.4% at the end of 2019

AFP and The Tico Times - February 6, 2020

Unemployment in Costa Rica grew to 12.4% at the end of 2019 and is one of the highest in Latin America, the country's official statistics agency said…

Costa Rica proposes gender parity in Inter-American Court of Human Rights
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica proposes gender parity in Inter-American Court of Human Rights

AFP - February 4, 2020

The President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, proposed Monday to adopt gender parity in the composition of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR), a body traditionally…

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