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Costa Ricans head to the polls in municipal elections
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Ricans head to the polls in municipal elections

AFP - February 7, 2016

Costa Ricans began voting Sunday morning to choose local mayors, council members and other municipal officials in 81 cantons in the country's seven provinces. Just over 3…

US, Latin lawmakers urge Venezuela to allow election observers
Bolivarian Revolution
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Bolivarian Revolution
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US, Latin lawmakers urge Venezuela to allow election observers

AFP - November 11, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – More than 150 U.S. and Latin American lawmakers sent a letter to Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro Wednesday, urging him to let international observers monitor the…

Guatemala elections marred by tensions as parties herd voters to other constituencies
Guatemala
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Guatemala
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Guatemala elections marred by tensions as parties herd voters to other constituencies

Louisa Reynolds - September 7, 2015

SANTO DOMINGO LOS OCOTES, Guatemala – On the eve of Guatemala’s general elections, the smell of acrid smoke filled the air in the village of Santo Domingo Los…

How Jimmy Carter has long pursued peace, justice and care for those on the margins
Global
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Global
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How Jimmy Carter has long pursued peace, justice and care for those on the margins

Randall Balmer | The Washington Post - August 21, 2015

Forty-one years ago, Jimmy Carter, then governor of Georgia, delivered an extemporaneous address that established his credentials as a politician who was willing to tell the truth,…

Former US President Jimmy Carter cuts Guyana trip short after falling ill
Elections
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Elections
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Former US President Jimmy Carter cuts Guyana trip short after falling ill

AFP - May 10, 2015

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on Sunday cancelled plans to observe general elections in the South American country of Guyana after falling ill, his…

Economist Intelligence Unit: Costa Rica and Uruguay are the only ‘full’ democracies in Latin America
Democracy
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Democracy
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Economist Intelligence Unit: Costa Rica and Uruguay are the only ‘full’ democracies in Latin America

L. Arias - February 9, 2015

An investigation by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) concluded that in Latin America, only Uruguay and Costa Rica ranked in the region’s "full democracies" category, described as when countries respect…

In 2nd day of trial, Honduran judges say they acted in defense of human rights
Crime
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Crime
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In 2nd day of trial, Honduran judges say they acted in defense of human rights

George Rodríguez - February 4, 2015

Lawyers for the four judges dismissed in Honduras for objecting to the country’s 2009 coup clashed with adversaries from the government on Tuesday at the closing of…

White House travel exemptions to Cuba do not cover tourism
Business
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Business
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White House travel exemptions to Cuba do not cover tourism

The Tico Times - December 17, 2014

President Barack Obama announced major changes in the United States’ 53-year embargo on communist Cuba Wednesday, but don’t pack your bags just yet. Tourism was not among…

The story of Costa Rica’s forgotten World War II internment camp
Latin America
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Latin America
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The story of Costa Rica’s forgotten World War II internment camp

The Tico Times - December 15, 2014

In downtown San José, just west of the Cementerio de Obreros, sits a forgettable lot of urban real estate where the municipality and the Public Works and…

Costa Rican veterans reflect 66 years after abolition of army
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Global
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Costa Rican veterans reflect 66 years after abolition of army

The Tico Times - December 1, 2014

Standing before the marigold crenelated National Museum — once the Bellavista Fortress that served as a barracks for Costa Rican troops — President Luis Guillermo Solís celebrated…