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Trump announces that Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras will receive ‘targeted assistance’
Central America
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Central America
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Trump announces that Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras will receive ‘targeted assistance’

AFP and The Tico Times - October 18, 2019

The President of the United States, Donald Trump, said Wednesday that Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras will receive "targeted assistance in the areas of law enforcement and…

US invokes regional defense treaty after military exercises in Venezuela
Latin America
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Latin America
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US invokes regional defense treaty after military exercises in Venezuela

AFP and The Tico Times - September 12, 2019

The United States on Thursday invoked the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR) in the face of "bellicose" military exercises by the government of Nicolás Maduro on…

USA and other countries in the region will ask to activate TIAR in the face of Venezuela crisis
Latin America
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Latin America
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USA and other countries in the region will ask to activate TIAR in the face of Venezuela crisis

AFP and The Tico Times - September 10, 2019

Update (2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10): Carlos Trujillo, the US ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), said Tuesday that the goal of activating the…

US-Venezuela relations in deep freeze
Latin America
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Latin America
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US-Venezuela relations in deep freeze

Andrea Graells Tempel / AFP - April 29, 2019

Hitting Venezuela with oil sanctions to undermine the Maduro regime, Washington's latest gambit could turn 20 years of frosty relations still icier. US links with Caracas nosedived…

US Ambassador to Costa Rica: Embassy will remain at forefront of LGBT issues
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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US Ambassador to Costa Rica: Embassy will remain at forefront of LGBT issues

The Tico Times - July 1, 2015

The newly arrived U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica, S. Fitzgerald Haney, said that the U.S. Embassy in San José would remain at the “forefront" of lesbian, gay,…

White House travel exemptions to Cuba do not cover tourism
Business
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Business
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White House travel exemptions to Cuba do not cover tourism

The Tico Times - December 17, 2014

President Barack Obama announced major changes in the United States’ 53-year embargo on communist Cuba Wednesday, but don’t pack your bags just yet. Tourism was not among…

Cuba embargo under pressure as Obama urged to pull down barriers
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Business
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Cuba embargo under pressure as Obama urged to pull down barriers

Bill Faries and David Lerman | Bloomberg - May 29, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A political consensus against trade with communist Cuba that has prevailed in Washington for half a century is showing signs of cracking. As the…