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Costa Rica reiterates call for international collaboration to face Covid
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Costa Rica reiterates call for international collaboration to face Covid

The Tico Times - March 30, 2021

The president of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, defended Monday before an international panel the creation of a fund financed by industrialized countries to face the global economic…

President Alvarado meets with leader of upcoming UN climate talks
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Climate Change
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President Alvarado meets with leader of upcoming UN climate talks

The Tico Times - March 20, 2021

President Carlos Alvarado met this week with Alok Sharma, the British politician who will preside over the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, known as COP26. As…

Costa Rica the happiest Latin American country, World Happiness Report says
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Global
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Costa Rica the happiest Latin American country, World Happiness Report says

Sam KINGSLEY / AFP - March 19, 2021

Finland was chosen Friday for the fourth consecutive year as the "happiest country in the world," ahead of Denmark, Switzerland and Iceland, in a world ranking of…

IMF loan ‘ultimately benefits all Costa Ricans,’ Alvarado says in interview
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IMF loan ‘ultimately benefits all Costa Ricans,’ Alvarado says in interview

The Tico Times - March 2, 2021

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday approved a three-year, $1.78 billion loan to help stabilize Costa Rica's economy. Read: IMF officially approves loan As part of the…

Rule of law deteriorating in Nicaragua: UN rights chief
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Daniel Ortega
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Rule of law deteriorating in Nicaragua: UN rights chief

AFP - February 25, 2021

The rule of law is deteriorating in Nicaragua ahead of November's general elections, UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet warned Thursday, demanding swift reforms to ensure a free…

UN commends Costa Rica for decarbonization efforts
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Climate Change
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UN commends Costa Rica for decarbonization efforts

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 25, 2021

António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on Thursday commended Costa Rica for its ongoing decarbonization efforts.  Thursday marked the second anniversary of the National Decarbonization Plan,…

Hunger rising in Central America amid climate, virus shocks: UN
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Latin America
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Hunger rising in Central America amid climate, virus shocks: UN

Nina LARSON / AFP - February 23, 2021

The United Nations warned Tuesday that hunger levels are soaring across much of Central America as countries battle economic crises sparked by the Covid-19 pandemic and extreme…

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