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Russia back to fishing in troubled waters in Latin America, Costa Rica expert tells US congressional committee
Cold War 2.0?
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Cold War 2.0?
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Russia back to fishing in troubled waters in Latin America, Costa Rica expert tells US congressional committee

John McPhaul - October 25, 2015

Vladimir Putin’s Russia, eager to return to superpower status, is increasingly trying to play out its conflict with the United Sates in Latin America while “profiting from…

US ambassador to Costa Rica talks marijuana legalization, trade
Business
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Business
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US ambassador to Costa Rica talks marijuana legalization, trade

Zach Dyer - July 13, 2015

It took exactly one year between the day U.S. Ambassador Stafford Fitzgerald Haney was nominated in July, 2014 and the day he presented his credentials to Costa Rican…

Business
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Miguel Facussé is dead: What does that mean for the people of Honduras?

Sarah Blaskey and Norman Stockwell - June 25, 2015

[caption id="attachment_67065" align="aligncenter" width="433"] Photo by Gustavo Bueso/Via Flickr[/caption] This Sunday, Hondurans will mark the 6th anniversary of a military coup that catapulted the Central American nation…

$1 billion for Central America, but not Costa Rica?
Central America
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Central America
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$1 billion for Central America, but not Costa Rica?

Zach Dyer - February 6, 2015

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…

Protesters scold Kissinger, Sen. McCain calls them ‘scum’
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Protesters scold Kissinger, Sen. McCain calls them ‘scum’

AFP - January 29, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. foreign policy titan Henry Kissinger came to Capitol Hill Thursday to discuss global security challenges, but received a rude welcome from protesters who demanded…

Deal throws Obama foreign policy into sharp relief
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Global
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Deal throws Obama foreign policy into sharp relief

Juliet Eilperin and Greg Jaffe | The Washington Post - December 18, 2014

WASHINGTON, D. C. — It took six years and months of secret negotiations, but on Wednesday, President Barack Obama finally delivered on a pledge that cuts to…

Lawmakers extend permission for 44 US Coast Guard ships to patrol, dock in Costa Rica
Crime
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Crime
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Lawmakers extend permission for 44 US Coast Guard ships to patrol, dock in Costa Rica

L. Arias - December 17, 2014

In the last voting of Tuesday's full legislative session, lawmakers approved docking permission for 44 U.S. Coast Guard vessels that will conduct joint-patrol operations with Costa Rican…

Torture report revives CIA’s rogue image
CIA
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CIA
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Torture report revives CIA’s rogue image

Terry Atlas and Jim Snyder | Bloomberg - December 12, 2014

WASHINGTON, D. C. — This week's Senate report on the CIA's use of harsh interrogation methods is neither the first nor the worst time the agency has…

Costa Rica not alone as it waits for a new US ambassador
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Costa Rica not alone as it waits for a new US ambassador

Larry Luxner - November 24, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Costa Rica has been without a U.S. ambassador for a year and a half, but it doesn’t look like Stafford Fitzgerald Haney – whom…

The US, Cuba and Ebola: A common enemy
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Global
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The US, Cuba and Ebola: A common enemy

Ted Piccone - November 5, 2014

Originally published in The Mark News and used here with permission. See the original post. On Oct. 28, the United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly for the 23rd…

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