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Former Nicaraguan ambassador to OAS questions Costa Rica’s silence

The journalist and former Nicaraguan ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Arturo McFields Yescas, questioned this Friday Costa Rica's behavior in the...

OAS resolution calls for free elections in Nicaragua

Costa Rica joined 25 other members of the Organization of American States (OAS) in condemning repression in Nicaragua and calling for fair elections.

Costa Rican judge Elizabeth Odio Benito elected President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights has elected Elizabeth Odio Benito, a Costa Rican, as its new president.

Venezuela condemned by OAS for ‘systematic’ rights abuses

Under Maduro, the once-rich oil producer has spiraled into a severe crisis that has driven millions of Venezuelans to leave the country.

Costa Rica, Venezuela clash at OAS summit in Mexico

Venezuela's Foreign Minister called her Costa Rican counterpart a “political illiterate” and accused him of promoting violence in Venezuela.

Venezuelan, Cuban opposition leaders ask Costa Rica to back their cause

Vente Venezuela’s youth president, José Martínez, also asked Costa Rica to urge other countries to take up Venezuela’s human rights situation at next month’s 7th Summit of the Americas in Panama.

Costa Rica a step closer to ratifying Inter-American Convention against Racism

President Luis Guillermo Solís on Tuesday presented a bill to the Legislative Assembly to implement the Inter-American Convention against Racism, Racial Discrimination and Related Forms of Intolerance. If the legislature ratifies the convention, Costa Rica would become the first country in the Organization of American States to do so.

World Bank chief to OAS: Still ‘long way to go’ toward social equality in Latin America

Jim Yong Kim noted that in the last 10 years, poverty has fallen by half, and that today only 12.3 percent of the region’s inhabitants live below the poverty line.

Supreme Elections Tribunal increases security measures for Sunday’s runoff

Some 88,000 people will be charged with supervising Sunday's runoff election in which Ticos will choose Costa Rica’s next president for 2014-2018.

Costa Rica has a way to go for women in politics, say election monitors

Despite electing its first woman president in 2010, Costa Rica should take more steps to increase the number of women running for elected office, according to a preliminary report from the Organization of American States' election monitors.

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