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Protests, calls for attention in Costa Rica as Nicaragua crisis worsens
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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Protests, calls for attention in Costa Rica as Nicaragua crisis worsens

AFP - June 13, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – As Nicaraguans and people of Nicaraguan descent protested once more in San José, Costa Rica, against the regime of President Daniel Ortega, Costa Rican…

OAS calls on Nicaragua to stop violence against demonstrators
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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OAS calls on Nicaragua to stop violence against demonstrators

AFP - June 2, 2018

The head of the Organization of American States condemned killings in Nicaragua by "repressive forces and the armed forces," and called on the government President Daniel Ortega to stop…

Costa Rica calls on Venezuela to react to IACHR critique
Human Rights
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Human Rights
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Costa Rica calls on Venezuela to react to IACHR critique

AFP - February 13, 2018

The government of Costa Rica has made  “a vehement call for the reestablishment of the full constitutional order, respect for every person’s human rights, protection of their…

Costa Rica, Venezuela clash at OAS summit in Mexico
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica, Venezuela clash at OAS summit in Mexico

L. Arias - June 20, 2017

The foreign ministers of Costa Rica and Venezuela engaged in a verbal spat after delegates at the 47th General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) failed…

Latin America’s unlikely, honest voice for democracy
Global
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Global
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Latin America’s unlikely, honest voice for democracy

Jackson Diehl | The Washington Post - January 25, 2016

For years Venezuela's authoritarian populist government grossly manipulated elections and got away with it. So imagine the surprise in Caracas in November when, just a few weeks…

Former Costa Rican vice president elected to Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Human rights
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Human rights
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Former Costa Rican vice president elected to Inter-American Court of Human Rights

The Tico Times - June 16, 2015

Elizabeth Odio Benito, 75, a Costa Rican lawyer and former vice president, has been elected to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. The vote took place Tuesday…

US-Venezuela clash threatens to overshadow upcoming Summit of the Americas
Bolivarian Revolution
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Bolivarian Revolution
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US-Venezuela clash threatens to overshadow upcoming Summit of the Americas

George Rodríguez - April 3, 2015

The ongoing clash between the United States and Venezuela threatens to take center stage at the 7th Summit of the Americas, scheduled for April 10 and 11…

Voters head to the polls in El Salvador to elect legislators, mayors
Election Day
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Election Day
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Voters head to the polls in El Salvador to elect legislators, mayors

George Rodriguez - February 28, 2015

Salvadorans go to the polls on Sunday to elect new legislators and local officials in a tight contest between the ruling Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front, FMLN,…

Bolivia’s Evo Morales: Obama should lift the embargo and return Guantánamo Naval base to Cuba
Business
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Business
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Bolivia’s Evo Morales: Obama should lift the embargo and return Guantánamo Naval base to Cuba

George Rodríguez and AFP - January 29, 2015

U.S. President Barack Obama should take part in the next Summit of the Americas in Panama, he should work to lift the six-decade embargo against Cuba, and…

Brazilian corruption probe reveals possible links to Costa Rica, Guatemala
Business
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Business
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Brazilian corruption probe reveals possible links to Costa Rica, Guatemala

The Tico Times - December 16, 2014

The names of Costa Rica's President Luis Guillermo Solís and former National Liberation Party (PLN) presidential nominee Johnny Araya were among several prominent figures listed on a…