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Poverty rate remains stable at 21% in Costa Rica, government says
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Poverty rate remains stable at 21% in Costa Rica, government says

AFP and The Tico Times - October 18, 2019

Poverty in Costa Rica remained has stable at 21% over the last year, while extreme poverty had a slight reduction of half a percentage point to 5.8%,…

Extreme poverty rises again in Latin America
Latin America
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Latin America
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Extreme poverty rises again in Latin America

AFP - January 16, 2019

Extreme poverty in Latin America hit its highest level for nine years in 2017, according to a report by the UN's Economic Commission for Latin America and…

New study explores inequality, church influence in Central America’s slums
Poverty
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Poverty
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New study explores inequality, church influence in Central America’s slums

AFP - March 14, 2018

Young people from Central America’s poor neighborhoods bear the brunt of limited opportunities for work and study and unequal distribution of wealth in their countries, according to…

Cambiando paradigmas en La Carpio por medio del voluntariado
Education
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Education
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Cambiando paradigmas en La Carpio por medio del voluntariado

The Tico Times - February 22, 2017

At the request of La Carpio community leaders, we are presenting this series in translation for Spanish-language readers. Read the original English series, which we published in January,…

IMF says job done in Nicaragua, closes office
Business
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Business
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IMF says job done in Nicaragua, closes office

AFP - March 30, 2016

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – The International Monetary Fund said Wednesday it will close its office in Nicaragua in August because its job was done helping the country reduce debt…

Costa Rica’s agricultural sector opposes joining the Pacific Alliance
Business
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Business
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Costa Rica’s agricultural sector opposes joining the Pacific Alliance

L. Arias - March 11, 2016

Costa Rica’s decision to join the Pacific Alliance, a trade bloc formed by Mexico, Peru, Chile and Colombia, this week prompted discussions that show private-sector groups are still divided on…

Costa Rican students get the surprise of a lifetime: a trip to NASA
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican students get the surprise of a lifetime: a trip to NASA

The Tico Times - March 8, 2016

“Poverty is no excuse,” said Sandra Cauffman. “If you work hard, you are going far. That, I promise you.” Your standard motivational speech from a highly successful…

A Cup of Coffee with Joe Biden
Business
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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…

The hidden environmental factors behind the spread of Zika and other devastating diseases
Global
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Global
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The hidden environmental factors behind the spread of Zika and other devastating diseases

Chris Mooney | The Washington Post - February 4, 2016

The alarming spread of the Zika virus – caused in major part by the infamous Aedes aegypti mosquito, which can also carry dengue, yellow fever and chikungunya virus…

Comedian Jimmy Morales takes office as Guatemala’s new president
Guatemala
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Guatemala
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Comedian Jimmy Morales takes office as Guatemala’s new president

Henry Morales Arana | AFP - January 14, 2016

GUATEMALA CITY – Jimmy Morales, a former TV comic elected Guatemala's new president on a wave of public revulsion against widespread graft, took office Thursday in a ceremony…