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From the outside, Costa Rica’s president calls for SICA reforms
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Business
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From the outside, Costa Rica’s president calls for SICA reforms

Zach Dyer - June 2, 2016

President Luis Guillermo Solís called on the Central American Integration System (SICA) to take up new challenges like climate change, immigration, and health concerns such as Zika…

US Embassy swears in newest Peace Corps volunteers in Costa Rica
Diplomacy
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Diplomacy
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US Embassy swears in newest Peace Corps volunteers in Costa Rica

Zach Dyer - October 1, 2015

The newest class of Costa Rica Peace Corps volunteers was sworn in at a ceremony at the U.S. Ambassador's Residence in Escazú Wednesday morning. The 18 volunteers, whose ages…

Costa Rica to ‘take a hard look’ at its diplomatic missions, foreign minister says after meeting with US Secretary of State Kerry
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Business
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Costa Rica to ‘take a hard look’ at its diplomatic missions, foreign minister says after meeting with US Secretary of State Kerry

Larry Luxner - February 25, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Paving the way for a possible visit by U.S. President Barack Obama to Costa Rica later this year, Costa Rican Foreign Minister Manuel González…

Costa Rica announces its own international aid policy
A gift from the Costa Rican people
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A gift from the Costa Rican people
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Costa Rica announces its own international aid policy

Zach Dyer - February 10, 2015

Costa Rican Foreign Minister Manuel González and Planning Minister Olga Sánchez presented an updated international cooperation policy during the president’s weekly press conference at Casa Presidencial on…

Obama courts middle class in State of the Union address
Global
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Global
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Obama courts middle class in State of the Union address

David Nakamura | The Washington Post - January 20, 2015

WASHINGTON, D. C. — U.S. President Barack Obama, who took office six years ago amid a historic recession and two U.S. wars, declared unequivocally Tuesday that the…

CELAC should become an extreme poverty-free zone, says Ecuador’s foreign minister
CELAC
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CELAC
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CELAC should become an extreme poverty-free zone, says Ecuador’s foreign minister

George Rodríguez - January 16, 2015

The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) in the near future should become an area free of extreme poverty, and one where poverty in general…

Costa Rica celebrates 66th anniversary of the abolition of its army
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Costa Rica celebrates 66th anniversary of the abolition of its army

Manuel A. González Sanz - December 1, 2014

Costa Rica abolished its army 66 years ago. During national celebrations children and young people as the main protagonists carry the Costa Rican flag and proudly parade in…

Costa Rica not alone as it waits for a new US ambassador
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Costa Rica not alone as it waits for a new US ambassador

Larry Luxner - November 24, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Costa Rica has been without a U.S. ambassador for a year and a half, but it doesn’t look like Stafford Fitzgerald Haney – whom…

With Mideast tensions flaring, Costa Rica keeps a delicate diplomatic balance in Israel
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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With Mideast tensions flaring, Costa Rica keeps a delicate diplomatic balance in Israel

Larry Luxner - October 7, 2014

TEL AVIV, Israel – Costa Rica abolished its army in 1948, the same year Israel declared independence. Sixty-six years later, Costa Rica remains one of the few…

Solís welcomes senior US Foreign Service officer on brief 3-country tour
Diplomacy
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Diplomacy
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Solís welcomes senior US Foreign Service officer on brief 3-country tour

Zach Dyer - October 6, 2014

Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís met with U.S. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs John Feeley Monday morning as part of a three-nation trip by the State…

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