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Costa Rica, UN announce insurance benefits for more migrants
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Costa Rica, UN announce insurance benefits for more migrants

AFP - February 11, 2021

Costa Rica and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced Thursday an agreement that will provide health insurance to 10,000 refugees by the end of…

Costa Rica celebrates U.S. support of global environmental plan
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Climate Change
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Costa Rica celebrates U.S. support of global environmental plan

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 27, 2021

U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed an Executive Order that, in part, commits the country to taking bold steps regarding environmental conservation. "The United States and…

Pandemic caused loss of 255 million jobs worldwide in 2020
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Pandemic caused loss of 255 million jobs worldwide in 2020

Nina LARSON / AFP - January 26, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic caused "massive damage" to employment, and recovery in 2021 will be "slow, uneven and uncertain" if policy makers do not take appropriate action, the…

Nicaraguans in Costa Rica ask UNHCR for support
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Costa Rica
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Nicaraguans in Costa Rica ask UNHCR for support

AFP - January 22, 2021

Nicaraguans who fled the government of Daniel Ortega to request asylum in Costa Rica are requesting support from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for medical…

Environmental efforts send Costa Rica to top of Human Development Index in Latin America
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Business
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Environmental efforts send Costa Rica to top of Human Development Index in Latin America

Marco SIBAJA / AFP - January 14, 2021

Costa Rica climbed in the Human Development Index (HDI) in 2020 after the UN for the first time incorporated criteria on environmental protection in its measurement, placing…

Ecuador and Costa Rica ask UN to expand limits of their continental shelf
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Ecuador and Costa Rica ask UN to expand limits of their continental shelf

AFP - December 17, 2020

Ecuador and Costa Rica requested Wednesday before the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf of the United Nations (CLPC) the expansion of their outer margins,…

UN warns of impending debt crisis in Latin America
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Latin America
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UN warns of impending debt crisis in Latin America

Oscar BATRES / AFP - December 1, 2020

The Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), Antonio Guterres, warned Monday that Latin America could suffer in 2021 a crisis of sovereign debt due to the…

Costa Rica will offer ‘safe entry’ to Nicaraguans seeking asylum
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica will offer ‘safe entry’ to Nicaraguans seeking asylum

AFP - November 25, 2020

Costa Rica will try to improve protections for thousands of Nicaraguans who request asylum or refuge in the country through an initiative supported by the UN and…

Costa Rica creates special asylum category for Venezuelans, Nicaraguans and Cubans
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica creates special asylum category for Venezuelans, Nicaraguans and Cubans

AFP and The Tico Times - November 13, 2020

Costa Rica on Thursday announced a new migration category that will allow asylum seekers from Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela whose request was rejected to remain in the…

Following backlash, Costa Rican presidency withdraws IMF-related economic measures
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Costa Rica
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Following backlash, Costa Rican presidency withdraws IMF-related economic measures

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 4, 2020

The President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, announced Sunday that the Presidency will withdraw the tax measures it had proposed in context of the country’s negotiations with…