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President Luis Guillermo Solís worried about U.S. immigration policies

Solís said he hopes budget cuts announced by U.S. President Trump will not impact security, migration and other aid programs for Costa Rica and Central America.

President Luis Guillermo Solís to meet with U.S. Vice President Michael Pence

President Luis Guillermo Solís will also visit New York to participate in the United Nations Panel on Women's Economic Empowerment.

VIDEO: President Solís invites Oscar nominee Emma Stone to celebrate in Costa Rica

Solís accompanied his message with a brief piano interpretation of “City of Stars” the main song of the "La La Land's” soundtrack, also nominated as Best Original Song.

Government tables draft bills aimed at approving fiscal reforms

Delays on the approval of fiscal reforms prompted Fitch Ratings to downgrade Costa Rica's Long-Term currency bonds earlier this month and ratings for six banks, including four state-owned banks.

Two members of Costa Rica’s ruling party convicted of fraud

Judges also found the party liable in the fraud charges and ordered that it pay almost ₡600 million ($1 million) to the Supreme Elections Tribunal for the damage caused.

Legislative Assembly approves budget cuts to infrastructure, child welfare and public health

The approved ₡8,9 trillion budget is ₡22 billion lower than the original plan submitted by President Luis Guillermo Solís.

Costa Rica records lowest poverty figures in seven years

Research by the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses found that 20.5 percent of households in Costa Rica live in poverty.

Costa Rica, Panama ask neighbors to help with stranded migrants

Panama officials say the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti will likely bring more Haitian migrants to the region trying to reach the U.S.

Costa Rica President Solís advocates for migrants at UN General Assembly

Solís addressed the 71st U.N. General Assembly, saying that the migration problem is global and requires joint solutions, solidarity, shared responsibility and integral approaches.

Government presents 2017 budget proposal with 12 percent hike

The government's ₡9 trillion ($16 billion) budget proposal for 2017 is 12 percent higher than the 2016 budget mostly, the presidency says, because of accumulated debt.

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