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This Thanksgiving, pass a plate to those in need

Amanda Zúñiga - November 26, 2015

[caption id="attachment_81754" align="alignright" width="356"] (Courtesy of the World Food Programme)[/caption] Thanksgiving is here, and for today's festivities many of us will reunite with our loved ones to enjoy a…

Costa Rican government launches new anti-poverty plan aimed at helping 54,600 families
Economy
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Economy
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Costa Rican government launches new anti-poverty plan aimed at helping 54,600 families

L. Arias - March 27, 2015

The administration of President Luis Guillermo Solís launched a targeted poverty-reduction plan on Thursday, aimed at pulling at least 54,600 families out of extreme poverty. The plan, called “Puente al Desarrollo” (Bridge to Development),…

Costa Rica’s President Solís to meet with leaders of Chile, Colombia, Jamaica, Haiti and Ecuador
CELAC
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CELAC
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Costa Rica’s President Solís to meet with leaders of Chile, Colombia, Jamaica, Haiti and Ecuador

The Tico Times - January 27, 2015

President Luis Guillermo Solís is set to hold bilateral meetings with the leaders of five nations in the Caribbean and South America this week during the third…

Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís promises to cut extreme poverty by 45 percent by 2018
Business
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Business
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Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís promises to cut extreme poverty by 45 percent by 2018

L. Arias - November 18, 2014

Six months after taking office President Luis Guillermo Solís outlined – in a 560-page document – a roadmap for his administration that includes a promise to reduce Costa Rica’s extreme poverty…

Central America benefits from generosity of Seattle-based Gates Foundation
Global
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Global
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Central America benefits from generosity of Seattle-based Gates Foundation

Larry Luxner - August 3, 2014

SEATTLE, Washington – The world’s largest private charity – established by the richest but arguably the most generous man in U.S. history – is pouring billions of…

VIDEO: English language school on a remote island in Lake Nicaragua makes use of trash
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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VIDEO: English language school on a remote island in Lake Nicaragua makes use of trash

The Tico Times - July 2, 2014

OMETEPE, Nicaragua – In a poor, rural community, locals are taking advantage of everything to build a bilingual school in one of the most remote regions of…

Anti-poverty programs enjoy success, but jobs would be better, says UN
Business
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Business
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Anti-poverty programs enjoy success, but jobs would be better, says UN

The Tico Times - June 2, 2014

Costa Rica could reduce its poverty rate by 8.5 percent if all employers paid the legal minimum wage and poor families could find work, according to a…

Switzerland announces $24 million in funds primarily for Nicaraguan cacao production
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Chocolate watch
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Switzerland announces $24 million in funds primarily for Nicaraguan cacao production

AFP - February 27, 2014

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – Switzerland will invest $24 million in Nicaragua this year for cacao production, climate change reduction and municipal management, the Swiss Agency for Development and…