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Drought in Central America straining food supply of more than 2 million people
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Agriculture
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Drought in Central America straining food supply of more than 2 million people

AFP - August 25, 2018

A drought affecting several countries in Central America has caused significant losses in crops, affecting more than two million people, warned the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)…

23,000 Nicaraguans seek asylum in Costa Rica: UN
Latin America
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Latin America
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23,000 Nicaraguans seek asylum in Costa Rica: UN

AFP - July 31, 2018

GENEVA, Switzerland — Nearly 23,000 people fleeing turmoil in Nicaragua have sought asylum in neighboring Costa Rica, the UN refugee agency said Tuesday, as it announced a…

Smartphone app for migrants being piloted in Central America, Mexico
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Smartphone app for migrants being piloted in Central America, Mexico

AFP - September 30, 2017

A smartphone app designed to help migrants safely move through countries is being tested in Central America and Mexico starting this week ahead of a wider roll-out…

Nuclear disarmament is just ‘common sense,’ says Costa Rican President Solís
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Nuclear disarmament is just ‘common sense,’ says Costa Rican President Solís

AFP - September 21, 2017

Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís said that the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons signed by dozens of countries on Wednesday is nothing more than…

Brazil faux pas sparks heated debate in Legislative Assembly
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Brazil faux pas sparks heated debate in Legislative Assembly

L. Arias - September 30, 2016

Foreign Minister Manuel González Sanz told the Legislative Assembly on Thursday that Costa Rica’s decision to walk out of the United Nations (U.N.) session before Brazilian President…

International Peace Day in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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International Peace Day in Costa Rica

Mitzi Stark - September 22, 2016

September 21 was International Peace Day around the world. The idea of a day to promote peace and ceasefires was introduced to the United Nations in 1981…

Costa Rica President Solís advocates for migrants at UN General Assembly
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica President Solís advocates for migrants at UN General Assembly

L. Arias - September 21, 2016

President Luis Guillermo Solís urged members of the United Nations on Tuesday evening to find ways to ensure protection of refugees' and migrants' human rights — at a…

Costa Rica’s Christiana Figueres drops out of UN Secretary-General race
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s Christiana Figueres drops out of UN Secretary-General race

L. Arias - September 12, 2016

Costa Rican diplomat Christiana Figueres Olsen said Monday that she was dropping her bid to succeed Ban Ki-moon as the United Nations Secretary-General due to the lack…

Costa Rica to host Central Americans seeking asylum in US
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica to host Central Americans seeking asylum in US

Zach Dyer - July 26, 2016

The governments of the United States and Costa Rica announced Tuesday that Costa Rica would begin hosting Central American refugees applying for asylum in the United States…

Christiana Figueres sees lessons for UN leadership in climate talks
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Climate Change
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Christiana Figueres sees lessons for UN leadership in climate talks

Zach Dyer - July 8, 2016

U.N. secretary-general hopeful Christiana Figueres held up her success as executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change as an example of the international organization's…

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