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

As he reaches a year in charge, President Alvarado addresses Legislative Assembly
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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As he reaches a year in charge, President Alvarado addresses Legislative Assembly

AFP and The Tico Times - May 2, 2019

On Thursday, President Carlos Alvarado defended his plans to tackle Costa Rica's fiscal deficit -- which he called one of the country's main problems -- and announced…

First Lady Claudia Dobles named as one of world’s greatest leaders
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Costa Rica
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First Lady Claudia Dobles named as one of world’s greatest leaders

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 26, 2019

Costa Rica has one of the world’s greatest leaders in its midst. First Lady Claudia Dobles is ranked No. 15 on Fortune’s list of “World’s Greatest Leaders,”…

Costa Rica inaugurates country’s largest solar park
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Costa Rica inaugurates country’s largest solar park

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 31, 2019

Costa Rica on Saturday inaugurated the country’s largest solar park, which the government says will provide electricity to 5,000 homes. Located in Pocosol of San Carlos, Alajuela,…

President Alvarado visiting tech hubs in United States seeking investments in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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President Alvarado visiting tech hubs in United States seeking investments in Costa Rica

AFP and The Tico Times - March 6, 2019

The president of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, will travel to technology centers on the west coast of the United States on Sunday, where he will seek investments…

A little funding and a lot of ideas on how to decarbonize Costa Rica
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Climate Change
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A little funding and a lot of ideas on how to decarbonize Costa Rica

Duncan Anderson - March 1, 2019

On Sunday, Costa Rica launched an economy-wide plan to decarbonize the country by 2050. The government presented a 10-part plan with a roadmap on how to decarbonize…

Costa Rica names Maduro critic Manuel Ventura as new Foreign Minister
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica names Maduro critic Manuel Ventura as new Foreign Minister

AFP and The Tico Times - January 9, 2019

Costa Rica designated on Tuesday the judge Manuel Ventura, a former judge for the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and a harsh critic of the Venezuelan government,…

Government signs decrees improving LGBTQ rights in Costa Rica
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Costa Rica Pride
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Government signs decrees improving LGBTQ rights in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 21, 2018

President Carlos Alvarado announced Friday new legislation to improve LGBTQ rights in Costa Rica. The President said via his Twitter that "we are building a more just…

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