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Nicaragua to impose jail time for spreading what government deems ‘false news’
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Nicaragua to impose jail time for spreading what government deems ‘false news’

Blanca MOREL / AFP - October 28, 2020

The Nicaraguan congress approved on Tuesday a cybercrime law, baptized by the opposition as a "gag" law, which imposes jail time for people and entities that the…

‘Foreign agents’ bill advances in Nicaragua despite international rejection
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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‘Foreign agents’ bill advances in Nicaragua despite international rejection

AFP - October 14, 2020

A commission of the Nicaraguan parliament deemed it favorable to approve in the coming days the bill for the Regulation of Foreign Agents, a much-criticized text with…

U.S. President Donald Trump tests positive for the coronavirus
Global
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Global
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U.S. President Donald Trump tests positive for the coronavirus

Sebastian Smith / AFP - October 1, 2020

President Donald Trump was forced off the campaign trail on Friday after testing positive for Covid-19, in a political bombshell that upends his White House race against…

International rejection grows against project that threatens NGOs and journalists in Nicaragua
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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International rejection grows against project that threatens NGOs and journalists in Nicaragua

Julia RIOS / AFP - September 27, 2020

International rejection against a bill considered threatening to journalists and human rights defenders in Nicaragua increased Friday with demands that President Daniel Ortega prevent it from being…

Carlos Alvarado discusses importance of Costa Rican relations with U.S., China
China
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China
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Carlos Alvarado discusses importance of Costa Rican relations with U.S., China

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 17, 2020

President Carlos Alvarado last week confirmed he has been invited to China, and that Costa Rica has in turn extended an offer for President Xi Jinping to…

US says Ortega has become Somoza, the ‘dictator’ he opposed
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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US says Ortega has become Somoza, the ‘dictator’ he opposed

AFP - September 16, 2020

The United States on Tuesday accused Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega of becoming Anastasio Somoza, "the dictator he fought against" decades ago, by condemning what it defined as…

Op Ed: We need change in U.S. leadership. Citizens abroad can make that happen
Op-ed
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Op-ed
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Op Ed: We need change in U.S. leadership. Citizens abroad can make that happen

Ambassador S. Fitzgerald Haney - September 10, 2020

Elections have consequences. Politics can bring out the best and the worst in us all, and either grow our leadership on the world stage or hurt our…

Mike Pompeo discusses U.S.-Costa Rica relations in call with Foreign Minister
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Mike Pompeo discusses U.S.-Costa Rica relations in call with Foreign Minister

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 28, 2020

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke on Monday with Rodolfo Solano Quirós, Costa Rica's Foreign Minister, representatives from both countries announced. In a phone call, the…

Mexican president to talk trade with Trump as virus rages
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Latin America
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Mexican president to talk trade with Trump as virus rages

Jean ARCE / AFP - July 7, 2020

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador heads to Washington on Wednesday to talk trade with Donald Trump, against the backdrop of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the…

Trump says U.S. will halt immigration due to coronavirus
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Trump says U.S. will halt immigration due to coronavirus

AFP - April 21, 2020

President Donald Trump said Monday that he would temporarily suspend immigration to the United States because of the coronavirus pandemic, despite the US already being the worst-hit…

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