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Costa Rica grants asylum to Nicaraguan activist Alvaro Leiva
News
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News
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Costa Rica grants asylum to Nicaraguan activist Alvaro Leiva

AFP - October 18, 2018

Costa Rica granted the Nicaraguan human rights activist Alvaro Leiva political asylum last week. Leiva is the secretary of the Nicaraguan Association for Human Rights (ANPDH), which…

Epsy Campbell asks the United Nations to intervene in Nicaragua
Latin America
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Latin America
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Epsy Campbell asks the United Nations to intervene in Nicaragua

AFP and The Tico Times - September 29, 2018

Vice President Epsy Campbell, said Thursday at the U.N. that the situation in Nicaragua is “not sustainable,” and called on the international community to help solve the…

Costa Rica’s Epsy Campbell speaks out against Venezuelan elections
News
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News
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Costa Rica’s Epsy Campbell speaks out against Venezuelan elections

AFP and The Tico Times - June 5, 2018

Various members of the Organization of American States urged the body Monday to reject Venezuela's elections and to begin moves to kick Caracas out of the club.…

Our chat with Epsy Campbell, Costa Rica’s vice president-elect
The Alvarado Administration
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The Alvarado Administration
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Our chat with Epsy Campbell, Costa Rica’s vice president-elect

Katherine Stanley, Gaby Brenes and Alexander Villegas - April 30, 2018

The painting behind Epsy Campbell’s desk shows a lone sign reading “VAMOS,” from her 2014 presidential primary bid, in the middle of an urban shantytown. It’s just…

President-elect unveils gender-balanced, multi-party Cabinet in Costa Rica
The Alvarado Administration
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The Alvarado Administration
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President-elect unveils gender-balanced, multi-party Cabinet in Costa Rica

The Tico Times and AFP - April 27, 2018

Carlos Alvarado, of the Citizen Action Party (PAC), based his presidential campaign during Costa Rica's second electoral round on a promise of national unity. Last night, less…

Meet Epsy Campbell, the first Afro-Latina vice president-elect
Elections 2018
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Elections 2018
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Meet Epsy Campbell, the first Afro-Latina vice president-elect

Katherine Stanley - April 5, 2018

As in any election, particularly one as fraught and full of surprises as the campaign Costa Rica just concluded, attention tends to fall on the top of…

Epsy Campbell will become Latin America’s first Afro-Latina vice president
Elections 2018
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Elections 2018
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Epsy Campbell will become Latin America’s first Afro-Latina vice president

Katherine Stanley - April 1, 2018

We can't close out our Elections 2018 coverage without noting another way in which history was made tonight: Epsy Campbell, a longtime presence in the Legislative Assembly…

Russian seeks to change Costa Rica’s national anthem
Himno Nacional
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Himno Nacional
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Russian seeks to change Costa Rica’s national anthem

Lindsay Fendt - May 15, 2015

On the surface, Costa Rica’s national anthem seems to be all about peace and hard work. Unlike every other national anthem on the planet, there is barely…

Black Costa Rican congresswomen report racist threats
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Black Costa Rican congresswomen report racist threats

AFP - May 8, 2015

Costa Rican congresswomen Epsy Campbell and Maureen Clarke, both of Afro-Caribbean descent, filed complaints with the government ombudsman’s office this week after receiving a wave of racist threats in person…

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