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President of Legislative Assembly doesn’t see viability of Costa Rica’s IMF proposal
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President of Legislative Assembly doesn’t see viability of Costa Rica’s IMF proposal

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 21, 2020

The president of Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly expressed his displeasure with the Presidency's fiscal measures that are intended to help the country secure financing from the International…

President Carlos Alvarado reduces salary in the face of economic crisis
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Costa Rica
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President Carlos Alvarado reduces salary in the face of economic crisis

AFP and The Tico Times - July 16, 2020

The President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, announced Thursday that he will reduce his salary by 15% in support of his government's proposal to cut the highest…

Costa Rica announces cuts in public spending in the face of pandemic crisis
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Costa Rica announces cuts in public spending in the face of pandemic crisis

AFP and The Tico Times - July 13, 2020

The President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, announced Sunday a sharp cut in public spending as part of the actions to overcome the crisis caused by the…

Nicaragua doctors fired for criticizing government over COVID-19
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Nicaragua doctors fired for criticizing government over COVID-19

AFP - June 11, 2020

At least eight doctors working for Nicaragua's public health system were sacked on Tuesday for criticizing President Daniel Ortega's government for a slow response to the coronavirus…

Nicaraguan doctors criticize government secrecy about pandemic
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Nicaraguan doctors criticize government secrecy about pandemic

AFP and The Tico Times - June 8, 2020

Nicaraguan medical associations criticized the "unfair secrecy policy" from the Daniel Ortega government in the midst of the country's "biggest health crisis" due to the COVID-19 pandemic.…

Nicaraguan government reports more than 1,000 COVID-19 infections, still far below independent counts
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Costa Rica
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Nicaraguan government reports more than 1,000 COVID-19 infections, still far below independent counts

AFP and The Tico Times - June 3, 2020

The Nicaraguan government reported on Tuesday a weekly increase of 359 new coronavirus cases and 11 more deaths, according to a report from the Health Ministry. That brings…

Costa Rican Legislative Assembly observes minute of silence in memory of George Floyd
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican Legislative Assembly observes minute of silence in memory of George Floyd

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 1, 2020

The Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica on Monday observed a minute of silence in memory of George Floyd, a black man who was killed by police in…

Under-fire Nicaragua reports significant rise in COVID-19 cases
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Under-fire Nicaragua reports significant rise in COVID-19 cases

AFP - May 27, 2020

Nicaragua, criticized by its Central American neighbors for doing little to halt the spread of the coronavirus, on Tuesday reported a significant rise in COVID-19 deaths and…

Nicaragua breaches obligation to report coronavirus cases and deaths, PAHO says
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Nicaragua breaches obligation to report coronavirus cases and deaths, PAHO says

AFP and The Tico Times - May 20, 2020

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said Tuesday that Nicaragua has breached its obligation to report cases and deaths from COVID-19, and argued that a proper response…

Honduras and Costa Rica take measures to stop the entry of Nicaraguans
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Honduras and Costa Rica take measures to stop the entry of Nicaraguans

Noe Leiva / AFP and The Tico Times - May 16, 2020

Two policemen and a military officer escort a pair of young men off their horses near the shores of the Guasaule River. It's part of their mission to…