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Carlos Alvarado discusses importance of Costa Rican relations with U.S., China
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Carlos Alvarado discusses importance of Costa Rican relations with U.S., China

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 17, 2020

President Carlos Alvarado last week confirmed he has been invited to China, and that Costa Rica has in turn extended an offer for President Xi Jinping to…

Mike Pompeo discusses U.S.-Costa Rica relations in call with Foreign Minister
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Mike Pompeo discusses U.S.-Costa Rica relations in call with Foreign Minister

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 28, 2020

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke on Monday with Rodolfo Solano Quirós, Costa Rica's Foreign Minister, representatives from both countries announced. In a phone call, the…

$10 million donation from China to fund National Stadium improvements
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China
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$10 million donation from China to fund National Stadium improvements

The Tico Times - February 17, 2020

A $10 million donation from China to the Costa Rican Institute of Sports and Recreation (ICODER) will help fund renovations to the National Stadium, Costa Rica's largest…

‘Strong discontent and energetic rejection’: Chinese Embassy responds to Pompeo’s advice to Costa Rica
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China
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‘Strong discontent and energetic rejection’: Chinese Embassy responds to Pompeo’s advice to Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 23, 2020

The Chinese Embassy in Costa Rica on Wednesday said Mike Pompeo had "issued erroneous remarks" when the U.S. Secretary of State advised Costa Rica about the dangers…

China to lower tariffs, begin importing Costa Rican pork in January
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China
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China to lower tariffs, begin importing Costa Rican pork in January

AFP and The Tico Times - December 23, 2019

Beijing will lower import tariffs on more than 850 products, including frozen pork, starting next month, the finance ministry said Monday, as authorities battle a severe shortage…

Costa Rica and China sign agreement to encourage investment and commerce
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China
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Costa Rica and China sign agreement to encourage investment and commerce

AFP - September 5, 2018

Costa Rica and China signed a cooperation agreement on Monday regarding the Silk Road Economic Belt, a Beijing initiative that aims to encourage trade and investment. The…

Panamanian president Varela: China to accelerate its Latin American rise
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Foreign trade
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Panamanian president Varela: China to accelerate its Latin American rise

AFP - November 28, 2017

PANAMA CITY  – China is taking steps to increase its presence in Panama in order to expand its influence throughout Latin America, according to Panamanian president Juan…

Route 32 expansion project receives environmental permits
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Route 32 expansion project receives environmental permits

L. Arias - December 7, 2016

The Environment Ministry’s National Technical Secretariat (SETENA) has cleared the way for the expansion of Route 32, the main highway connecting Costa Rica's Central Valley to the Caribbean…

Comptroller General’s Office approves contract to expand Route 32
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Comptroller General’s Office approves contract to expand Route 32

L. Arias - April 28, 2016

The expansion from two to four lanes of a 107-kilometer stretch of Route 32, the main road to the Caribbean region, is finally moving forward after the…

Costa Rica could have to pay compensation for failed oil refinery project
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Costa Rica could have to pay compensation for failed oil refinery project

The Tico Times - April 21, 2016

Costa Rica’s decision to pull out of a troubled $1 billion oil refinery joint venture with the Chinese National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) could end up costing the…

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