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Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega dies at 83
Central America
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Central America
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Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega dies at 83

AFP - May 30, 2017

PANAMA CITY - Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Antonio Noriega Moreno, who was ousted from power by U.S. soldiers in 1989 and spent years in prison for drug trafficking…

Family demands justice after Mexican student’s body identified
Crime
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Crime
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Family demands justice after Mexican student’s body identified

Pedro Pardo | AFP - December 8, 2014

TECOANAPA, Mexico – The family of the first victim identified among 43 missing Mexican students lamented the dashed dreams of the aspiring teacher Sunday, calling for justice…

TEOR/éTica revisits ugly politics in ‘Chronicle of Interventions’
Art Walks
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Art Walks
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TEOR/éTica revisits ugly politics in ‘Chronicle of Interventions’

The Tico Times - November 5, 2014

For the past couple of years, the art gallery TEOR/éTica in Barrio Amón has painted and repainted its façade with large, eye-catching murals. Drivers cruising down the…

When ‘politician’ is a dirty word
Latin America
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Latin America
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When ‘politician’ is a dirty word

Tomás Quesada-Alpízar - October 13, 2014

Dear Tico Times Readers, I am proud to introduce a new monthly column of political opinion that will examine not only Costa Rican politics but also regional…

Did we forget the lesson the ‘Greatest Generation’ fought so hard to learn?
Global
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Global
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Did we forget the lesson the ‘Greatest Generation’ fought so hard to learn?

Michael Crump - August 1, 2014

Costa Rica’s former President Óscar Arias is correct in his assessment of the cause of the current U.S. “child immigration problem.” The clear takeaway is: If you…

35 years after Somoza’s overthrow, not much for Nicaragua to celebrate
Business
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Business
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35 years after Somoza’s overthrow, not much for Nicaragua to celebrate

The Tico Times - July 22, 2014

Last Saturday, July 19, marked the 35th anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution, which ousted Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio "Tachito" Somoza and his family in 1979 after a bloody and…

Guatemala’s Pérez Molina to visit Costa Rica Friday
Guatemala
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Guatemala
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Guatemala’s Pérez Molina to visit Costa Rica Friday

AFP - June 3, 2014

GUATEMALA CITY – Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina announced this week an official visit to Costa Rica on Friday to meet with President Luis Guillermo Solís and…

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