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Watch: President Alvarado speaks at Global Refugee Forum in Geneva
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Watch: President Alvarado speaks at Global Refugee Forum in Geneva

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 17, 2019

Costa Rica's president, Carlos Alvarado, spoke at the first Global Refugee Forum in Geneva, Switzerland to detail the country's refugee policies and ask for international help in…

In San José, Nicaraguans march in memory and call for justice
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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In San José, Nicaraguans march in memory and call for justice

Jacob Spetzler - May 31, 2019

A blue wave of demonstrators dressed in Nicaragua's national colors made its way from the Nicaraguan Embassy to the University of Costa Rica campus on Thursday to…

Nicaraguan ‘marathon protester’ escapes to Costa Rica after leaving prison
Latin America
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Latin America
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Nicaraguan ‘marathon protester’ escapes to Costa Rica after leaving prison

AFP and The Tico Times - March 15, 2019

Alex Vanegas, the 62-year-old Nicaraguan marathon runner who was jailed for nearly four months for supporting the protests against president Daniel Ortega, fled to Costa Rica shortly…

VIDEO: New Costa Rican documentary explains forced Central American migration
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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VIDEO: New Costa Rican documentary explains forced Central American migration

The Tico Times - April 4, 2017

Waves of Central American migration toward the United States have been increasing during the past decade, but the root causes are often misunderstood. To tell the untold stories…

PHOTOS: Life along the Costa Rica-Nicaragua border
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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PHOTOS: Life along the Costa Rica-Nicaragua border

Alberto Font - May 16, 2015

LOS CHILES, Alajuela — We left San José around 9 a.m. in a rented car and headed towards the north of the country. The mission was to…

Housing Ministry again postpones relocation of San José slum
Latin America
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Latin America
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Housing Ministry again postpones relocation of San José slum

L. Arias - February 18, 2015

The deadline to relocate families living on land slated for highway construction in San José was postponed this week for the fourth time in more than six months. The land occupied…

Government postpones project to expand Circunvalación beltway
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Government postpones project to expand Circunvalación beltway

L. Arias - December 17, 2014

The National Roadway Council (CONAVI) on Wednesday confirmed the decision to postpone the first stage of expansion of the Circunvalación, a belt route bordering the capital’s central canton, until Housing Ministry…

Costa Rica has the highest percentage of migrant population in Latin America, study finds
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Costa Rica has the highest percentage of migrant population in Latin America, study finds

L. Arias - November 23, 2014

Costa Rica is the Latin American country with the highest percentage of immigrants living in its territory, making up 9 percent of the total population, according to…

Desamparados mayor confirms construction in protected area despite cease-and-desist orders
Environment
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Environment
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Desamparados mayor confirms construction in protected area despite cease-and-desist orders

L. Arias - September 9, 2014

Municipal officials in the southern San José canton of Desamparados on Monday confirmed that property owners in a protected area known as Mt. Tablazo are continuing construction in spite of cease…

How Solís’ administration plans to turn one of Costa Rica’s biggest slums into a park
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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How Solís’ administration plans to turn one of Costa Rica’s biggest slums into a park

L. Arias - September 4, 2014

The negotiation skills of Luis Guillermo Solís' administration were tested this week by protests on Tuesday in which hundreds of residents from several Costa Rican communities blocked…