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‘Foreign agents’ bill advances in Nicaragua despite international rejection
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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‘Foreign agents’ bill advances in Nicaragua despite international rejection

AFP - October 14, 2020

A commission of the Nicaraguan parliament deemed it favorable to approve in the coming days the bill for the Regulation of Foreign Agents, a much-criticized text with…

Guatemala sends back almost 3,500 US-bound Honduran migrants
Central America
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Central America
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Guatemala sends back almost 3,500 US-bound Honduran migrants

AFP - October 5, 2020

Guatemala has sent back almost 3,500 Honduran migrants from a caravan that was heading to the United States over concerns they might spread Covid-19, President Alejandro Giammattei…

U.S. President Donald Trump tests positive for the coronavirus
Global
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Global
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U.S. President Donald Trump tests positive for the coronavirus

Sebastian Smith / AFP - October 1, 2020

President Donald Trump was forced off the campaign trail on Friday after testing positive for Covid-19, in a political bombshell that upends his White House race against…

U.S. citizens living in Costa Rica: How you can vote in 2020
Every vote counts
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Every vote counts
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U.S. citizens living in Costa Rica: How you can vote in 2020

Steve Johnson / Democrats Abroad - September 28, 2020

Americans who are eligible to vote can do so from all over the world no matter how long they have lived abroad and even if they no…

International rejection grows against project that threatens NGOs and journalists in Nicaragua
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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International rejection grows against project that threatens NGOs and journalists in Nicaragua

Julia RIOS / AFP - September 27, 2020

International rejection against a bill considered threatening to journalists and human rights defenders in Nicaragua increased Friday with demands that President Daniel Ortega prevent it from being…

Carlos Alvarado discusses importance of Costa Rican relations with U.S., China
China
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China
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Carlos Alvarado discusses importance of Costa Rican relations with U.S., China

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 17, 2020

President Carlos Alvarado last week confirmed he has been invited to China, and that Costa Rica has in turn extended an offer for President Xi Jinping to…

US says Ortega has become Somoza, the ‘dictator’ he opposed
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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US says Ortega has become Somoza, the ‘dictator’ he opposed

AFP - September 16, 2020

The United States on Tuesday accused Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega of becoming Anastasio Somoza, "the dictator he fought against" decades ago, by condemning what it defined as…

U.S. citizens living in Costa Rica can vote in November’s general election
Every vote counts
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Every vote counts
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U.S. citizens living in Costa Rica can vote in November’s general election

The Tico Times - September 16, 2020

The U.S. Embassy in San José can help U.S citizens request an absentee ballot and send it to their election office in the United States U.S. citizens…

Op Ed: We need change in U.S. leadership. Citizens abroad can make that happen
Op-ed
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Op-ed
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Op Ed: We need change in U.S. leadership. Citizens abroad can make that happen

Ambassador S. Fitzgerald Haney - September 10, 2020

Elections have consequences. Politics can bring out the best and the worst in us all, and either grow our leadership on the world stage or hurt our…

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