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Peace Corps volunteers petition to reinstate sexual assault victims’ advocate

Lisa Rein | The Washington Post - January 11, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPN9U7IPo8c WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two hundred current and returned Peace Corps volunteers around the world have signed a petition to the U.S. Congress to reinstate an outspoken advocate…

Costa Rica government defends background check waiver for Syrian anti-terrorism experts 
Global
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Global
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Costa Rica government defends background check waiver for Syrian anti-terrorism experts 

Zach Dyer - December 12, 2015

Costa Rica is sometimes criticized for copying the United States too closely and it appears anti-Syrian hysteria is the latest trend to arrive from Uncle Sam. The…

President Solís meets with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at UN
Diplomacy
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Diplomacy
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President Solís meets with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at UN

Zach Dyer - September 28, 2015

Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas held a bilateral meeting Monday at the U.N. General Assembly in New York. Solís said the…

Some scientists worried about surprisingly cold ‘blob’ in the North Atlantic Ocean
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Some scientists worried about surprisingly cold ‘blob’ in the North Atlantic Ocean

Chris Mooney | The Washington Post - September 25, 2015

It is, for our home planet, an extremely warm year. Indeed, last week we learned from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that the first eight months…

OECD lays down Costa Rica’s ‘roadmap’ to membership
Business
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Business
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OECD lays down Costa Rica’s ‘roadmap’ to membership

Zach Dyer - July 15, 2015

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development announced its roadmap for Costa Rica’s accession to the exclusive club of nations Wednesday. This is the latest step in…

Costa Ricans rank 2nd in the world for well-being, just behind Panama, says Gallup
Global
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Global
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Costa Ricans rank 2nd in the world for well-being, just behind Panama, says Gallup

Zach Dyer - June 24, 2015

Costa Ricans are once again ranked among the world’s most fulfilled people, according to a new report from Gallup. The 2014 State of Global Well-Being Rankings placed…

World tallest and shortest men meet on Guinness Records Day
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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World tallest and shortest men meet on Guinness Records Day

Robin Millard | AFP - November 13, 2014

LONDON – The world's tallest and shortest men came face to shin on Thursday to celebrate the 10th annual Guinness World Records Day, as people across the globe…

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