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Nearly 300 Ticos return to Costa Rica in repatriation flight from Spain
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Nearly 300 Ticos return to Costa Rica in repatriation flight from Spain

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 13, 2020

Nearly 300 Costa Ricans from 18 different countries returned to their homeland Tuesday afternoon. A charter flight from Madrid, Spain arrived at Juan Santamaría International Airport near…

Global Entry: Costa Ricans could soon apply for a fast pass through US customs
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Global Entry: Costa Ricans could soon apply for a fast pass through US customs

The Tico Times - March 4, 2020

Costa Rica could soon join the short list of countries whose citizens can apply for customs and immigration pre-approval for low-risk travelers to the United States. If…

With Ukraine’s support, Costa Rica evacuates citizens from Wuhan, China
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Costa Rica
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With Ukraine’s support, Costa Rica evacuates citizens from Wuhan, China

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 20, 2020

The Foreign Ministry of Costa Rica on Wednesday initiated the evacuation of two Ticos who were residing in Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the COVID-19 coronavirus that…

Manuel Ventura leaves Foreign Ministry to assume representation in the OAS
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Costa Rica
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Manuel Ventura leaves Foreign Ministry to assume representation in the OAS

AFP - January 29, 2020

After one year on the job, Costa Rican Foreign Minister Manuel Ventura will leave the position to assume a role as a representative before the Organization of…

President of Costa Rica postpones trip to UAE due to tension in the Middle East
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President of Costa Rica postpones trip to UAE due to tension in the Middle East

AFP and The Tico Times - January 8, 2020

The president of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, announced on Wednesday the postponement of a trip he had planned to take next week to the United Arab Emirates…

UN elects Venezuela over Costa Rica to serve on Human Rights Council
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Costa Rica
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UN elects Venezuela over Costa Rica to serve on Human Rights Council

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 17, 2019

Costa Rica's bid to block Venezuela from serving on the United Nations Human Rights Council came up just short. During Thursday morning's vote of the 193-member General…

Costa Rica ‘confident and committed’ as UN Human Rights Council decision nears
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica ‘confident and committed’ as UN Human Rights Council decision nears

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 16, 2019

The United Nations will vote on Thursday to determine if Costa Rica will serve on the UN's Human Rights Council. Costa Rica is "confident and committed," according…

Costa Rica, Nicaragua tensions flare over death near border
Central America
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Central America
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Costa Rica, Nicaragua tensions flare over death near border

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 20, 2019

The governments of Costa Rica and Nicaragua are engaged in a diplomatic spat following the Aug. 12 death of Henry Ruiz López in northern Costa Rica. The…

Costa Rica repatriates nine Ticos from Venezuela
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica repatriates nine Ticos from Venezuela

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 31, 2019

Wednesday morning, nine Ticos who had been living in Venezuela returned to Costa Rica after a months-long repatriation effort from Costa Rica's Immigration Administration and Foreign Ministry.…

Costa Rica recognizes ‘sacrifice and dignity’ of freed journalist Lucía Pineda Ubáu
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica recognizes ‘sacrifice and dignity’ of freed journalist Lucía Pineda Ubáu

Martha Vásquez Larios / La Prensa - June 17, 2019

The Foreign Minister of Costa Rica, Manuel Ventura Robles, acknowledged the work and sacrifice of journalist Lucía Pineda Ubáu, who spent 172 days illegally and unjustly imprisoned…