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At UN, Costa Rica defends international fund to alleviate economic blow of pandemic
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At UN, Costa Rica defends international fund to alleviate economic blow of pandemic

AFP - September 23, 2020

The president of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, defended Tuesday before the UN the creation of a fund financed by industrialized countries to face the global economic devastation…

Costa Rica to participate in UN General Assembly this week
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Climate Change
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Costa Rica to participate in UN General Assembly this week

The Tico Times - September 21, 2020

President Carlos Alvarado will participate this week in the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, the Costa Rican Presidency announced.  In a message to be…

Pandemic causes hunger among Nicaraguan refugees in Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Pandemic causes hunger among Nicaraguan refugees in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - August 28, 2020

Tens of thousands of Nicaraguan refugees in neighboring Costa Rica are going hungry and eat only once or twice a day, the UN refugee agency warned Friday. According to the…

Spending on education in Latin America will fall 9% in 2020
Latin America
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Latin America
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Spending on education in Latin America will fall 9% in 2020

AFP and The Tico Times - August 26, 2020

Spending on education in Latin America and the Caribbean will fall by 9% during 2020, due to the sharp contraction of GDP in the region due to…

Pandemic ‘an opportunity’ for Latin America, regional director of UNDP says
Latin America
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Latin America
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Pandemic ‘an opportunity’ for Latin America, regional director of UNDP says

Lucía LACURCIA / AFP - August 25, 2020

His voice is among those that warn of the devastating consequences of the pandemic in Latin America. But for Luis Felipe López-Calva, regional director of the United…

What we can learn from Costa Rica’s embrace of migrants
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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What we can learn from Costa Rica’s embrace of migrants

Katherine Stanley Obando / Yes! Magazine - July 25, 2020

With darkness closing in around her in April 2018, Elizabeth, a 27-year-old Nicaraguan law student, clutched her 1-year-old baby in her arms as she waded through a…

Nicaraguan migration and COVID-19, explained
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Nicaraguan migration and COVID-19, explained

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 12, 2020

The second pandemic wave in Costa Rica has struck the Northern Zone, where vulnerable populations have become the country’s new coronavirus epicenter.  Dozens of cases have emerged…

UNHCR grants Costa Rica assistance to help Nicaraguan migrants
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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UNHCR grants Costa Rica assistance to help Nicaraguan migrants

AFP - February 8, 2020

The UN Refugee Agency announced Friday that it will grant $4.1 million to Costa Rica to assist asylum-seekers in the country who are living in poverty. The…

UN commissioner in Costa Rica to evaluate response to Latin America refugee crisis
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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UN commissioner in Costa Rica to evaluate response to Latin America refugee crisis

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 7, 2020

Kelly Clements, the United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees, is in Costa Rica on Feb. 7-8 to evaluate the response to the large quantity of Nicaraguan…

Protect 30% of planet by 2030: UN Nature rescue plan
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Protect 30% of planet by 2030: UN Nature rescue plan

Marlowe Hood / AFP - January 13, 2020

Thirty percent of Earth's surface across land and sea should become protected areas by 2030 to ensure the viability of ecosystems essential to human wellbeing, according to…