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UN elects Venezuela over Costa Rica to serve on Human Rights Council
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Costa Rica
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UN elects Venezuela over Costa Rica to serve on Human Rights Council

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 17, 2019

Costa Rica's bid to block Venezuela from serving on the United Nations Human Rights Council came up just short. During Thursday morning's vote of the 193-member General…

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 presents itself as alternative to Venezuela for the UN Human Rights Council
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica presents itself as alternative to Venezuela for the UN Human Rights Council

AFP and The Tico Times - October 4, 2019

Costa Rica presented itself to serve on the UN Human Rights Council as an alternative to Venezuela, which the Central American country discredited for atrocities denounced by…

Countries of inter-American defense pact open road to sanctions against Venezuela
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Countries of inter-American defense pact open road to sanctions against Venezuela

Ariela Navarro / AFP and The Tico Times - September 25, 2019

The countries that make up the TIAR inter-American defense pact decided Monday to activate the treaty and act collectively in order to sanction senior government officials of the…

The ‘orphans’ of the Venezuelan exodus
Latin America
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Latin America
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The ‘orphans’ of the Venezuelan exodus

Andrea Tosta / AFP - September 13, 2019

Frankeiber yearns for December to hug his parents, given the promise of reunion. Like him, many children have remained in Venezuela while their parents are forced by…

USA and other countries in the region will ask to activate TIAR in the face of Venezuela crisis
Latin America
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Latin America
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USA and other countries in the region will ask to activate TIAR in the face of Venezuela crisis

AFP and The Tico Times - September 10, 2019

Update (2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10): Carlos Trujillo, the US ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), said Tuesday that the goal of activating the…

Ex-FARC leader issues call to arms in Colombia
Colombia
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Colombia
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Ex-FARC leader issues call to arms in Colombia

AFP - August 29, 2019

Colombia's conservative President Ivan Duque said Thursday he would send a special army unit to hunt down ex-FARC leaders who announced they were taking up arms again.…

Venezuela condemned by OAS for ‘systematic’ rights abuses
Latin America
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Latin America
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Venezuela condemned by OAS for ‘systematic’ rights abuses

AFP - August 29, 2019

The Organization of American States passed a resolution Wednesday condemning "grave and systematic" human rights abuses in Venezuela, and demanded an independent investigation. The regional security body,…

Disenchantment grows in Venezuela six months after Guaidó proclaimed himself president
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Disenchantment grows in Venezuela six months after Guaidó proclaimed himself president

Alexander Martinez / AFP and The Tico Times - July 24, 2019

Like millions, Eskeira turned her confidence in Juan Guaidó when he declared himself president of Venezuela. Six months after that oath, she carries the weight of disenchantment,…

USNS Comfort mission to arrive in Costa Rica this weekend
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Costa Rica
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USNS Comfort mission to arrive in Costa Rica this weekend

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 16, 2019

Costa Rica will receive this weekend the USNS Comfort, a United States Navy hospital ship, as part of the vessel's five-month medical mission. The USNS Comfort will…

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