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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

Zach Dyer - 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

Zach Dyer - 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
Global
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Global
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Costa Rican veterans reflect 66 years after abolition of army

Zach Dyer - 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…

‘El Codo del Diablo’ forces viewers to rethink narrative of Costa Rica’s democratic past
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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‘El Codo del Diablo’ forces viewers to rethink narrative of Costa Rica’s democratic past

Fabiola Pomareda - November 30, 2014

The documentary film “El Codo del Diablo” sets out to reveal a hidden history of Costa Rica by revisiting a terrible crime that unfolded in Limón in…

Costa Rican lawmakers approve 35 bills in first 6 months of term, but few are substantive
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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Costa Rican lawmakers approve 35 bills in first 6 months of term, but few are substantive

Daniel Salazar M. | Ojo al Voto - October 31, 2014

Ever wonder what Costa Rican lawmakers actually accomplish? Here's a look at the first six months of the current Legislative Assembly, a data analysis project aimed at…

Costa Rican centrist set for win with no rival
Elections 2014
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Elections 2014
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Costa Rican centrist set for win with no rival

María Isabel Sánchez | AFP - April 6, 2014

Historian and former diplomat Luis Guillermo Solís is set to cruise to victory Sunday in Costa Rica's presidential runoff election after his sole opponent dropped out of…

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