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At UN, Costa Rica defends international fund to alleviate economic blow of pandemic
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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At UN, Costa Rica defends international fund to alleviate economic blow of pandemic

AFP - September 23, 2020

The president of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, defended Tuesday before the UN the creation of a fund financed by industrialized countries to face the global economic devastation…

White House protester Concepción Picciotto dies after 35-year vigil
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Global
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White House protester Concepción Picciotto dies after 35-year vigil

AFP - January 26, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Concepción Picciotto, a 80-year-old Spanish-born nuclear disarmament activist who camped in front of the White House for more than three decades, has died, colleagues said…

Crime
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Honduran journalist travels to Costa Rica to denounce death threats, beating back home

George Rodríguez - February 9, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKrRKOr6Q94#t=79 Ely Vallejo is a Honduran journalist who says his work for the alternative television station Cholusat Sur Canal 36 focuses on bringing to light cases of…

Following Ferguson, US police use of military gear to be reviewed
Crime
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Crime
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Following Ferguson, US police use of military gear to be reviewed

David Nakamura and Niraj Chokshi | The Washington Post - August 23, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. President Barack Obama has ordered a review of federal programs that supplied nearly half a billion dollars in military equipment to municipal police…

Missouri violence highlights ‘militarization’ of US police
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Global
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Missouri violence highlights ‘militarization’ of US police

AFP - August 14, 2014

From high-powered assault rifles to camouflage-clad police officers perched on top of heavily armored vehicles, the violence gripping the Missouri town of Ferguson has highlighted a growing…

WHINSEC officer responds to Code Pink
Code Pink
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Code Pink
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WHINSEC officer responds to Code Pink

Lee A. Rials - May 13, 2014

In response to the recent article, "Code Pink peace activists warn of increasing militarization in Costa Rica," I, the Public Affairs Officer for the Western Hemisphere Institute…