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UN Committee Against Torture concerned by prison overcrowding in Costa Rica
Prisons
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Prisons
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UN Committee Against Torture concerned by prison overcrowding in Costa Rica

Luis Fernando Cascante / Semanario Universidad - March 20, 2019

A United Nations committee expressed its concern regarding the high rate of incarceration in the country's prisons. The committee in question was the sub-committee for the Prevention…

Nicaraguan government and opposition agree on road map for talks
Central America
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Central America
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Nicaraguan government and opposition agree on road map for talks

Blanca Morel / AFP - March 7, 2019

Daniel Ortega’s government and the opposition ended the standoff in their talks in an attempt to end the political crisis in Nicaragua. The parties established a roadmap…

UN rapporteur slams killings of Colombian rights defenders
Colombia
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Colombia
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UN rapporteur slams killings of Colombian rights defenders

Alexander Villegas - December 4, 2018

A UN official called on the Colombian government to step up measures to protect human rights defenders following an upsurge in the number murdered since the signing…

Costa Rica offers to host COP25 after Brazil withdraws
Brazil
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Brazil
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Costa Rica offers to host COP25 after Brazil withdraws

Alexander Villegas - December 2, 2018

President Carlos Alvarado announced that Costa Rica will throw its hat in the ring to host the COP25 Climate Change Conference in 2019. On Dec. 1, when…

Helping refugees to thrive in Costa Rica
Refugees
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Refugees
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Helping refugees to thrive in Costa Rica

Alexander Villegas / UNHCR - November 29, 2018

With her brownies, chocolates and custom-made cakes selling out fast, baker Julissa Marin de Colman is looking to expand. She needs a bigger oven to bake more…

Epsy Campbell asks the United Nations to intervene in Nicaragua
Latin America
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Latin America
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Epsy Campbell asks the United Nations to intervene in Nicaragua

AFP and The Tico Times - September 29, 2018

Vice President Epsy Campbell, said Thursday at the U.N. that the situation in Nicaragua is “not sustainable,” and called on the international community to help solve the…

Nicaragua expels UN human rights mission
Latin America
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Latin America
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Nicaragua expels UN human rights mission

Julia Rios / AFP - September 1, 2018

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's government expelled a United Nations human rights mission two days after it published a report criticizing the "climate of fear" in the Central…

Court of Justice: Nicaragua owes Costa Rica $380,000, must retire troops
Border dispute
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Border dispute
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Court of Justice: Nicaragua owes Costa Rica $380,000, must retire troops

AFP - February 2, 2018

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague ruled Friday that Costa Rica owns the north side of Isla Portillo and that Nicaragua must end its…

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