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Costa Rica to host events for International Day for People of African Descent

Costa Rica will host events during the first commemoration of the International Day of People of African Descent, an initiative promoted by the country and formally adopted by the UN in 2020.

Costa Rica offers refuge to Afghan women

Costa Rica will welcome women fleeing Afghanistan in search of refuge, fearing that their rights will not be respected by the Taliban, said Vice President Epsy Campbell.

Costa Rica ‘deeply worried’ about Afghan women and girls

Costa Rica joined the EU, US and 17 other countries on Wednesday in issuing a joint statement saying they were "deeply worried about Afghan women and girls,” urging the Taliban to ensure their safety.

Costa Rica’s VP expresses solidarity with Black Lives Matter movement

Costa Rica's First Vice President, Epsy Campbell, this week expressed her solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement in a video shared on her social media pages.

Vice President Epsy Campbell out of hospital following health scare

Campbell, 56, has been the First Vice President of Costa Rica since May 2018.

Experts urge action to reduce inequalities of black Latin American population

World Bank data indicates that the black population of the region has a 2.5-times higher likelihood of living in poverty and has fewer options to access education compared to the rest of the inhabitants of Latin America.

Vice President Campbell discusses goal to ‘defend the rights of all, to speak for those who are silent’

Vice President Campbell called for building equitable, just and non-discriminatory societies. 

The Tico Times Weekly Digest: Dec. 17, 2018

Epsy Campbell resigns as foreign minister, our Santa Teresa Deep Dive continues and we find some great sushi and a warm Christmas cocktail in this Weekly Digest. 

Epsy Campbell resigns as Foreign Minister

Campbell, who will continue in her role as First Vice President, said in a statement that she had informed President Carlos Alvarado of her decision Tuesday morning. 

Government denounces racist and misogynistic attacks against Vice President Epsy Campbell

Campbell, Latin America’s first Afro-Latina vice president, has faced a wave of criticism in recent weeks.

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