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Costa Rican government responds to Level 2 travel advisory from the United States
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Costa Rican government responds to Level 2 travel advisory from the United States

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 8, 2020

Costa Rican authorities held a Tuesday evening press conference as a response to the Level 2 travel advisory from the U.S. State Department. The advisory warns visitors…

U.S. travel advisory says visitors to Costa Rica should ‘exercise increased caution’
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Costa Rica
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U.S. travel advisory says visitors to Costa Rica should ‘exercise increased caution’

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 7, 2020

The United States Department of State issued on Tuesday a travel advisory warning that visitors to Costa Rica should "exercise increased caution" due to crime. In doing…

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…

USA and other countries in the region will ask to activate TIAR in the face of Venezuela crisis
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Latin America
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USA and other countries in the region will ask to activate TIAR in the face of Venezuela crisis

AFP and The Tico Times - September 10, 2019

Update (2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10): Carlos Trujillo, the US ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), said Tuesday that the goal of activating the…

Costa Rica issues ‘strong and resounding’ protest against Nicaraguan military incursion
Central America
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Central America
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Costa Rica issues ‘strong and resounding’ protest against Nicaraguan military incursion

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 27, 2019

The Government of Costa Rica on Tuesday issued a "most energetic and resounding protest" after six uniformed Nicaraguan military pursued and killed a civilian in Costa Rican…

Costa Rica, Nicaragua tensions flare over death near border
Central America
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Central America
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Costa Rica, Nicaragua tensions flare over death near border

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 20, 2019

The governments of Costa Rica and Nicaragua are engaged in a diplomatic spat following the Aug. 12 death of Henry Ruiz López in northern Costa Rica. The…

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…

International community has ‘duty and responsibility’ to help Venezuela, ICG says
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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International community has ‘duty and responsibility’ to help Venezuela, ICG says

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 7, 2019

CORONADO, San José — The International Contact Group concluded its reunion in Costa Rica by calling Tuesday afternoon for a peaceful, democratic and Venezuelan-led solution to the…

Cuba, Costa Rica sign education agreement, discuss foreign relations differences
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Cuba, Costa Rica sign education agreement, discuss foreign relations differences

AFP and The Tico Times - May 1, 2019

The Cuban chancellor, Bruno Rodriguez, said on Monday that his government shares similarities with Costa Rica in its policy toward Nicaragua and Venezuela, despite the fact that…

Central American envoys in Israel  Don’t forget about us
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Central America
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Central American envoys in Israel Don’t forget about us

Larry Luxner - September 20, 2017

TEL AVIV — As Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu wrapped up his historic trip to Argentina, Colombia and Mexico — marking the first time any Israeli leader has ever…