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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 ‘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
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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 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…

Costa Rica inaugurates third meeting of International Contact Group on Venezuela, hosted in San José
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Costa Rica inaugurates third meeting of International Contact Group on Venezuela, hosted in San José

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 6, 2019

Costa Rican president Carlos Alvarado inaugurated the third meeting of the International Contact Group (ICG) on Venezuela on Monday night at Casa Amarilla in San José. Seated…

Costa Rica names Maduro critic Manuel Ventura as new Foreign Minister
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica names Maduro critic Manuel Ventura as new Foreign Minister

AFP and The Tico Times - January 9, 2019

Costa Rica designated on Tuesday the judge Manuel Ventura, a former judge for the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and a harsh critic of the Venezuelan government,…

Foreign Ministry signs agreements with United Arab Emirates
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Foreign Ministry signs agreements with United Arab Emirates

The Tico Times - October 3, 2017

Officials from Costa Rica and the United Arab Emirates signed tax and reciprocal investment agreements in San José Monday following bilateral meetings at the Casa Amarilla, or…

United Arab Emirates mission evaluates investment options in Costa Rica
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United Arab Emirates mission evaluates investment options in Costa Rica

L. Arias - July 27, 2017

Officials from various Costa Rican agencies presented a series of investment projects to members of an official mission from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The mission is…