Costa Rica’s President Luis Guillermo Solís travels to New York Friday to address the United Nations General Assembly before meeting with U.S. lawmakers in Washington D.C. Solís and the Costa Rican delegation will meet with business and international leaders while stressing a message of connecting extreme poverty and inequality, according to a statement from Casa Presidencia
A day after meeting with President Barack Obama and enjoying a rapturous welcome from thousands of people on the streets of Washington, Francis became the first pontiff to address a joint session of the Senate and the House of Representatives.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden caught the attention of Central America watchers after publishing an op-ed in The New York Times on Jan. 29, announcing that President Barack Obama would ask Congress for $1 billion in aid to the isthmus. The three troubled countries known as the Northern Triangle – El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras – were prominently featured in the article, but Nicaragua and Costa Rica were not listed among the would-be recipients.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. President Barack Obama sought Tuesday to restore public confidence in his presidency after a dispiriting year, pledging to use his White House authority with new force to advance an agenda that Congress has largely failed to support.