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Uproar as Venezuela wins seat on UN rights council
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Uproar as Venezuela wins seat on UN rights council

Philippe Rater / AFP - October 17, 2019

Venezuela won a seat on the UN Human Rights Council on Thursday, sparking outcry from the United States, advocacy groups and Latin American countries who say its…

UN elects Venezuela over Costa Rica to serve on Human Rights Council
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Costa Rica
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UN elects Venezuela over Costa Rica to serve on Human Rights Council

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 17, 2019

Costa Rica's bid to block Venezuela from serving on the United Nations Human Rights Council came up just short. During Thursday morning's vote of the 193-member General…

Costa Rica ‘confident and committed’ as UN Human Rights Council decision nears
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica ‘confident and committed’ as UN Human Rights Council decision nears

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 16, 2019

The United Nations will vote on Thursday to determine if Costa Rica will serve on the UN's Human Rights Council. Costa Rica is "confident and committed," according…

Experts urge action to reduce inequalities of black Latin American population
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Costa Rica
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Experts urge action to reduce inequalities of black Latin American population

AFP and The Tico Times - October 15, 2019

Latin American authorities and specialists urged Tuesday in Costa Rica for countries to adopt strategies to eliminate the inequalities that affect the region's nearly 200 million Afro-descendants.…

Costa Rica presents itself as alternative to Venezuela for the UN Human Rights Council
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica presents itself as alternative to Venezuela for the UN Human Rights Council

AFP and The Tico Times - October 4, 2019

Costa Rica presented itself to serve on the UN Human Rights Council as an alternative to Venezuela, which the Central American country discredited for atrocities denounced by…

Costa Rica joins New Zealand and others in unique commercial-climate initiative
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Climate Change
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Costa Rica joins New Zealand and others in unique commercial-climate initiative

AFP and The Tico Times - September 30, 2019

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Wednesday a unique commercial-climate initiative that seeks to eliminate tariffs on green technology and end fossil fuel subsidies. The initiative…

Watch: Costa Rica receives ‘Champions of the Earth’ award from UN
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Costa Rica
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Watch: Costa Rica receives ‘Champions of the Earth’ award from UN

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 27, 2019

Costa Rice last week was named a United Nations "Champion of the Earth" for policy leadership. The organization cited Costa Rica's decarbonization plan as the basis for…

The main commitments of the countries in the Paris Agreement
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Climate Change
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The main commitments of the countries in the Paris Agreement

AFP and The Tico Times - September 23, 2019

The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, hosted a climate summit Monday for world leaders to revise their plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. These are the current…

UN names Costa Rica as ‘Champion of the Earth’ for environmental efforts
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Climate Change
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UN names Costa Rica as ‘Champion of the Earth’ for environmental efforts

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 20, 2019

The United Nations has selected Costa Rica as its 2019 Champions of the Earth award for policy leadership, the organization announced Friday. Citing Costa Rica's plan to…

La Tica Polar: Costa Rican scientist pursues her Antarctic dreams
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Changemakers
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La Tica Polar: Costa Rican scientist pursues her Antarctic dreams

Duncan Anderson - January 1, 2019

Costa Rican marine scientist Melania Guerra is one of 80 women – all with backgrounds in science, technology, engineering, mathematics or medicine – selected for the third…

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