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President Solís calls for more trade, not just handouts from China
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President Solís calls for more trade, not just handouts from China

Zach Dyer - January 6, 2015

President Luis Guillermo Solís called for a substantive shift in Costa Rica’s relationship with China seven years after the Central American country opened diplomatic relations with the world’s second-largest…

Nicaragua starts survey on $40 billion canal; some residents worried about evictions
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Nicaragua starts survey on $40 billion canal; some residents worried about evictions

AFP and The Tico Times - August 29, 2014

MANAGUA -- A Chinese firm hired to dig a canal across Nicaragua linking the Caribbean and the Pacific said Thursday it has begun assessing property. The firm…

Even without diplomatic ties, Costa Rica still ranks as Taiwan’s top Central America trade partner
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Even without diplomatic ties, Costa Rica still ranks as Taiwan’s top Central America trade partner

Larry Luxner - July 22, 2014

TAIPEI, Taiwan – Seven years ago, Costa Rican President Óscar Arias outraged Taiwanese officials by breaking diplomatic relations with the prosperous island nation and aligning Costa Rica…

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China offers $20 billion fund for Latin America infrastructure projects

AFP - July 17, 2014

BRASILIA – Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed Thursday to create a $20 billion fund to finance infrastructure projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. The fund was…

Public works deals should go back to the drawing board, says Solís in meeting with Chinese president
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Public works deals should go back to the drawing board, says Solís in meeting with Chinese president

Zach Dyer - July 17, 2014

President Luis Guillermo Solís asked that several major Chinese projects in Costa Rica go back to the drawing board in a bilateral meeting between the Costa Rican…

Costa Rica’s Solís to address trade imbalance with China at CELAC meeting
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Costa Rica’s Solís to address trade imbalance with China at CELAC meeting

Zach Dyer - July 16, 2014

President Luis Guillermo Solís flew to the Brazilian capital on Tuesday for a week-long meeting with Latin American leaders and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Solís said he planned to speak…

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Costa Rica’s relationship with Nicaragua is complicated, says Solís

Zach Dyer - June 14, 2014

https://twitter.com/luisguillermosr/status/476827845830774784 President Luis Guillermo Solís ended his whirlwind foreign tour of the United States Friday after meeting with U.S. senators, representatives from the Organization of American States,…

Solís administration seeks to renegotiate China contract for expanding highway to Limón
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Solís administration seeks to renegotiate China contract for expanding highway to Limón

L. Arias - June 13, 2014

Public Works and Transport Minister Carlos Segnini on Thursday asked lawmakers to postpone for up to four months a final vote on a $485 million loan package…

How would George Kennan respond to Nicaragua’s ‘military dependency’ on Russia?
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How would George Kennan respond to Nicaragua’s ‘military dependency’ on Russia?

Jiri Valenta and Leni Friedman Valenta - May 14, 2014

A serious national security problem is emerging in the Caribbean Basin, much neglected by Washington. Banging the final nail in the coffin of the Monroe Doctrine, Russia’s…

China, Venezuela discuss energy, social development deals
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China, Venezuela discuss energy, social development deals

AFP - April 22, 2014

CARACAS, Venezuela – Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, on a tour of Latin America, met his Venezuelan counterpart Elías Jaua on Monday to discuss boosting cooperation in…

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