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

U.S. Secretary of State to visit Costa Rica next week
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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U.S. Secretary of State to visit Costa Rica next week

AFP and The Tico Times - January 16, 2020

The head of US diplomacy, Mike Pompeo, will travel to Colombia, Costa Rica and Jamaica next week, the State Department said Thursday, in the seventh visit for…

Contact group on Venezuela says ‘status quo not an option’
Latin America
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Latin America
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Contact group on Venezuela says ‘status quo not an option’

AFP - November 1, 2019

The International Contact Group on Venezuela on Friday urged stalled negotiations between President Nicolas Maduro's government and the US-backed opposition to resume, warning "the status quo is…

TIAR countries prepare to sanction those close to Maduro
Latin America
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Latin America
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TIAR countries prepare to sanction those close to Maduro

AFP and The Tico Times - October 30, 2019

Members of the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR) are preparing lists of associates of the government of Nicolás Maduro who may be subject to sanctions, a…

China calls US outrage over Venezuela UN election ‘unjustifiable’
News
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News
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China calls US outrage over Venezuela UN election ‘unjustifiable’

AFP - October 19, 2019

China on Friday denounced the US for calling Venezuela's entry into the UN Human Rights Council "a tragedy," after the South American country won a seat despite…

Costa Rica ‘confident and committed’ as UN Human Rights Council decision nears
Costa Rica
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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 joins New Zealand and others in unique commercial-climate initiative
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Costa Rica joins New Zealand and others in unique commercial-climate initiative

AFP and The Tico Times - September 30, 2019

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Wednesday a unique commercial-climate initiative that seeks to eliminate tariffs on green technology and end fossil fuel subsidies. The initiative…