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Costa Rica suffered through most violent year on record in 2016
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Costa Rica suffered through most violent year on record in 2016

The Tico Times - January 3, 2017

Not even Costa Rica could avoid the curse of 2016, as it marked the most violent year in the country's history. Annual statistics confirm that Costa Rica continues…

Solís touts Costa Rica’s treatment of migrants, refugees
Central America
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Central America
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Solís touts Costa Rica’s treatment of migrants, refugees

Patricia Guadalupe - August 23, 2016

WASHINGTON — Speaking to an overflow crowd in Washington D.C., Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solís addressed the issue of immigration in the Central American country, saying…

Presidents Obama, Solís sign historic security donation for Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Presidents Obama, Solís sign historic security donation for Costa Rica

L. Arias - August 22, 2016

Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solís, U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden announced an unprecedented donation of security equipment for Costa Rica on Monday during…

President Solís to discuss migration, green energy with US Vice President Joe Biden
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Costa Rica
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President Solís to discuss migration, green energy with US Vice President Joe Biden

L. Arias - August 18, 2016

President Luis Guillermo Solís will meet next Monday with U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden in Washington D.C. to talk about regional security, irregular migration and renewable energy. Solís…

Refugee program for Central Americans ‘still on the drawing board’: US official
Central America
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Central America
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Refugee program for Central Americans ‘still on the drawing board’: US official

The Tico Times - July 11, 2016

Six months after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced plans to expand options for Central Americans fleeing violence and persecution in their home countries, those plans…

Nearly 150,000 Central Americans expected to seek asylum this year
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Costa Rica
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Nearly 150,000 Central Americans expected to seek asylum this year

The Tico Times - July 7, 2016

Asylum-seekers are fleeing El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras at a scale never before seen in the region, the United Nations refugee agency said Wednesday. The Office of the…

More Central Americans seek asylum in Costa Rica 
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Costa Rica
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More Central Americans seek asylum in Costa Rica 

The Tico Times - June 21, 2016

Costa Rica is increasingly becoming a destination for people seeking asylum, many of them from other Central American countries plagued by violence. Costa Rica received more than 2,000…

A Cup of Coffee with Joe Biden
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Business
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A Cup of Coffee with Joe Biden

Fernando Morales-de la Cruz - February 24, 2016

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will meet in Washington Wednesday with the presidents of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala to work on the Alliance for Prosperity that supports…

Honduras gets new anti-corruption commission
Corruption
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Corruption
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Honduras gets new anti-corruption commission

AFP - February 22, 2016

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – The Organization of American States on Monday established an ambitious new corruption-fighting commission in Honduras aimed at replicating the success of a similar, U.N.-backed body…

Costa Rica’s Solís calls for ‘more substantive’ Central America integration
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s Solís calls for ‘more substantive’ Central America integration

AFP - February 18, 2016

GUATEMALA CITY – It's time to leave the rhetoric aside, said Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solís as he kicked off a four-day visit to Guatemala Thursday…