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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…

Costa Rica to face United States in final match of World Cup qualifying
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica to face United States in final match of World Cup qualifying

AFP and The Tico Times - August 20, 2020

The United States learned Wednesday the path it must take in continental qualifying to return to the FIFA Men's World Cup after missing out on a 2018…

Americas suffer ‘mental health crisis’ due to pandemic, which is rebounding in Europe and Asia
Latin America
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Latin America
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Americas suffer ‘mental health crisis’ due to pandemic, which is rebounding in Europe and Asia

Beatriz LECUMBERRI and AFP offices - August 19, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing an unprecedented mental health crisis in the American continent, PAHO warned Tuesday, while the infections once again set off alarms in Spain…

A list of Costa Rica national parks open in August
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Costa Rica
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A list of Costa Rica national parks open in August

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 1, 2020

Costa Rica has opened the majority of its national parks starting August 1. Below is a list of national parks and protected wildlife areas open for visitors…

Latin America must control pandemic in order to reactivate economy, PAHO argues
Latin America
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Latin America
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Latin America must control pandemic in order to reactivate economy, PAHO argues

Alina DIESTE / AFP - July 31, 2020

Latin America, the region of the world with the most COVID-19 cases, will be unable to reactivate its economy if it fails to curb infections, the Economic…

Costa Rica seeks to adapt to new World Cup qualifying format
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica seeks to adapt to new World Cup qualifying format

The Tico Times - July 29, 2020

The Costa Rican men's soccer team will seek to adapt to the changing international scenario, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, in its preparation for the qualification for…

The Octagon: New World Cup qualifying format affecting United States, Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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The Octagon: New World Cup qualifying format affecting United States, Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 27, 2020

Costa Rica will compete with seven other teams next year as it seeks a berth in the FIFA Men's World Cup Qatar 2022. CONCACAF, the ruling body…

Scientists from Costa Rica develop camera to disinfect COVID-19 masks
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Costa Rica
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Scientists from Costa Rica develop camera to disinfect COVID-19 masks

Blanca CRUZ / AFP - July 27, 2020

Costa Rican scientists developed a camera that uses ultraviolet light and plasma to disinfect masks used by health personnel in the fight against COVID-19, the state-run Costa…

Virus forcing some Central Americans to reinvent their profession
Latin America
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Latin America
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Virus forcing some Central Americans to reinvent their profession

Juan José Rodríguez / AFP - July 27, 2020

Colombian pilot Juan Salazar has gone from fighting the FARC guerrilla in his country to selling homemade bread in Panama as he faces the economic crisis caused…

The virus advances in a world losing faith in authorities
Latin America
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Latin America
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The virus advances in a world losing faith in authorities

Blanca CRUZ / AFP - July 26, 2020

This week, for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began, more than 280,000 new cases were registered worldwide in 24 hours, figures that force governments to…