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U.S. State Department issues global advisory: Reconsider all travel abroad
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U.S. State Department issues global advisory: Reconsider all travel abroad

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 11, 2020

The U.S. State Department on Wednesday night issued a Global Level 3 Health Advisory, asking its citizens to "reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of…

Want a US visa? Be prepared to share your social-media accounts
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Costa Rica
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Want a US visa? Be prepared to share your social-media accounts

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 3, 2019

Are you applying for a United States visa? As part of a new U.S. State Department policy, the application process will now require you to submit the…

US removes Cuba from terror blacklist in landmark move
Crime
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Crime
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US removes Cuba from terror blacklist in landmark move

Jo Biddle | AFP - May 29, 2015

Related: There's a real estate boom in Cuba, but for now, only Cubans can buy The United States removed Cuba from its blacklist as a state sponsor of…

Costa Rican lawmakers urge political asylum for Venezuela opposition
Bolivarian Revolution
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Bolivarian Revolution
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Costa Rican lawmakers urge political asylum for Venezuela opposition

The Tico Times - February 25, 2015

Costa Rican lawmakers are weighing in on Venezuela's political turmoil, asking the government to consider asylum for opposition leaders. Following last Saturday's jailing of Caracas mayor Antonio Ledezma…

$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?

The Tico Times - 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…

US embassies struggle to process visas amid global system failure
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Expat Living
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US embassies struggle to process visas amid global system failure

The Tico Times - August 1, 2014

United States embassies around the world, including the U.S. Embassy in San José, have been struggling for over two weeks to overcome a system outage that has…

US slams Aruba’s release of Venezuela’s former intel chief
Bolivarian Revolution
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Bolivarian Revolution
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US slams Aruba’s release of Venezuela’s former intel chief

AFP - July 28, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States said Monday it was "deeply disappointed" after Aruba released a former Venezuelan military chief wanted in the U.S. for drug trafficking charges.…

Go away, Yankee imperialist! You’ll still buy our oil, right?
Bolivarian Revolution
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Bolivarian Revolution
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Go away, Yankee imperialist! You’ll still buy our oil, right?

Ramon Sahmkow | AFP - February 20, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As unrest simmers in Caracas, a new crisis has erupted between Venezuela and the United States -- yet another show of tension between two…