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Costa Rica closes embassy in Venezuela as cost-cutting measure
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Costa Rica closes embassy in Venezuela as cost-cutting measure

AFP - October 1, 2020

Costa Rica on Wednesday announced the closure of the country's embassy and consulate general in Caracas, effective Thursday, as part of efforts to contain costs, according to…

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…

Mike Pompeo discusses U.S.-Costa Rica relations in call with Foreign Minister
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Mike Pompeo discusses U.S.-Costa Rica relations in call with Foreign Minister

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 28, 2020

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke on Monday with Rodolfo Solano Quirós, Costa Rica's Foreign Minister, representatives from both countries announced. In a phone call, the…

Trump says U.S. will halt immigration due to coronavirus
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Trump says U.S. will halt immigration due to coronavirus

AFP - April 21, 2020

President Donald Trump said Monday that he would temporarily suspend immigration to the United States because of the coronavirus pandemic, despite the US already being the worst-hit…

‘Strong discontent and energetic rejection’: Chinese Embassy responds to Pompeo’s advice to Costa Rica
China
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China
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‘Strong discontent and energetic rejection’: Chinese Embassy responds to Pompeo’s advice to Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 23, 2020

The Chinese Embassy in Costa Rica on Wednesday said Mike Pompeo had "issued erroneous remarks" when the U.S. Secretary of State advised Costa Rica about the dangers…

Mike Pompeo advises Costa Rica about economic ties with China
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Costa Rica
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Mike Pompeo advises Costa Rica about economic ties with China

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 22, 2020

During a press conference following Tuesday's meeting with President Carlos Alvarado, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Costa Rica to consider the potential ramifications of a…

President Alvarado asks U.S. Secretary of State to review Costa Rica travel advisory, FAA certification
Costa Rica
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President Alvarado asks U.S. Secretary of State to review Costa Rica travel advisory, FAA certification

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 21, 2020

President Carlos Alvarado asked U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday to review the North American country's travel advisory warning visitors to "exercise increased caution" due…

‘No evidence’ Maduro willing to hold free elections, Pompeo says in Costa Rica
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‘No evidence’ Maduro willing to hold free elections, Pompeo says in Costa Rica

AFP - January 21, 2020

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday that despite numerous contacts with foreign officials in recent months, there's no sign Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is willing…

Pompeo calls on Ortega to cease Nicaragua repression
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Pompeo calls on Ortega to cease Nicaragua repression

AFP - January 21, 2020

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday called on the government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega to stop silencing its political opponents in the troubled Central…

Terrorism and Venezuela will be focus for Pompeo in Costa Rica, Latin America
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Costa Rica
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Terrorism and Venezuela will be focus for Pompeo in Costa Rica, Latin America

Alina Dieste / AFP and The Tico Times - January 17, 2020

The fight against terrorism and the crisis in Venezuela will dominate U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s seventh visit to Latin America and the Caribbean, a region…