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U.S. and 16 other countries refuse to postpone elections for IDB president
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Financial crisis
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U.S. and 16 other countries refuse to postpone elections for IDB president

Alina DIESTE / AFP - August 19, 2020

The United States and 16 countries on Tuesday refused to postpone the election of the next president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), in a boost 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…

Mexican president to talk trade with Trump as virus rages
Latin America
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Latin America
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Mexican president to talk trade with Trump as virus rages

Jean ARCE / AFP - July 7, 2020

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador heads to Washington on Wednesday to talk trade with Donald Trump, against the backdrop of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the…

Venezuela arrests two U.S. citizens for failed ‘invasion’
Latin America
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Latin America
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Venezuela arrests two U.S. citizens for failed ‘invasion’

AFP - May 5, 2020

Two United States citizens were detained in Venezuela on Monday on suspicion of plotting to topple President Nicolas Maduro's government, which has accused US-backed opposition leader Juan…

Trump says U.S. will halt immigration due to coronavirus
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immigration
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Trump says U.S. will halt immigration due to coronavirus

AFP - April 21, 2020

President Donald Trump said Monday that he would temporarily suspend immigration to the United States because of the coronavirus pandemic, despite the US already being the worst-hit…

U.S. Pentagon shifts $3.8 bn to Mexico border wall construction
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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U.S. Pentagon shifts $3.8 bn to Mexico border wall construction

AFP - February 13, 2020

The US Defense Department is shifting another $3.8 billion from procurement and other operations towards paying for a wall on the US-Mexican border, official documents sent to…

Inviting rival to State of the Union, Trump vows to ‘smash’ Venezuela’s Maduro
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News
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Inviting rival to State of the Union, Trump vows to ‘smash’ Venezuela’s Maduro

AFP - February 5, 2020

United States President Donald Trump vowed Tuesday to "smash" the rule of Venezuela’s leftist leader Nicolas Maduro as he welcomed his rival to his annual address before…

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

Mike Pompeo advises Costa Rica about economic ties with China
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Mike Pompeo advises Costa Rica about economic ties with China

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 22, 2020

During a press conference following Tuesday's meeting with President Carlos Alvarado, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Costa Rica to consider the potential ramifications of a…

President Alvarado asks U.S. Secretary of State to review Costa Rica travel advisory, FAA certification
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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President Alvarado asks U.S. Secretary of State to review Costa Rica travel advisory, FAA certification

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 21, 2020

President Carlos Alvarado asked U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday to review the North American country's travel advisory warning visitors to "exercise increased caution" due…