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The story of Costa Rica’s forgotten World War II internment camp
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Latin America
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The story of Costa Rica’s forgotten World War II internment camp

Zach Dyer - December 15, 2014

In downtown San José, just west of the Cementerio de Obreros, sits a forgettable lot of urban real estate where the municipality and the Public Works and…

Costa Rica calls for 100 countries to ban cluster bombs
Banned bombs
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Banned bombs
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Costa Rica calls for 100 countries to ban cluster bombs

Zach Dyer - December 4, 2014

Costa Rican Foreign Minister Manuel González marked the sixth anniversary of the signing of the Convention on Cluster Munitions by setting a goal for 100 countries to…

Ex-SEAL Robert O’Neill reveals himself as shooter who killed Osama bin Laden
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Ex-SEAL Robert O’Neill reveals himself as shooter who killed Osama bin Laden

Joby Warrick | The Washington Post - November 7, 2014

In 15 years of dangerous missions — from midnight raids on al-Qaida safe houses in Iraq to battling Somali pirates from the deck of a heaving U.S.…

The exposure of Eugene Hasenfus
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The exposure of Eugene Hasenfus

Norman Stockwell - October 6, 2014

On Sunday, Oct. 5, 1986, a young Sandinista soldier named José Fernando Canales Alemán sighted a Fairchild C-123K cargo plane in Nicaraguan airspace near the Costa Rican…

Guatemalan police ordered to remove Spanish Embassy protesters ‘dead or alive,’ witness testifies
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Crime
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Guatemalan police ordered to remove Spanish Embassy protesters ‘dead or alive,’ witness testifies

AFP - October 2, 2014

GUATEMALA CITY – In a second day of trial on Thursday, witnesses told the harrowing details of a Jan. 31, 1980 massacre by Guatemalan police that killed 37 people in…

Former Guatemalan police chief to stand trial for 1980 Spanish Embassy fire that killed 37
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Crime
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Former Guatemalan police chief to stand trial for 1980 Spanish Embassy fire that killed 37

AFP - September 30, 2014

GUATEMALA CITY – A Guatemalan court will open a trial on Wednesday against a former police official accused of causing the deaths of 37 people in a…

Fleeing war, Syrians find refuge in Latin America
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Fleeing war, Syrians find refuge in Latin America

Hugo Di Zazzo and Ana Inés Cibils | AFP - September 30, 2014

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay – Forced to flee the war raging in his native Syria, 22-year-old Hussein Al Fleig Al Ali first tried neighboring Lebanon before discovering he had…

Obama cannot keep ignoring Bashar Assad in Syria
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Obama cannot keep ignoring Bashar Assad in Syria

Jackson Diehl | The Washington Post - September 28, 2014

In the past month, U.S. President Barack Obama has launched an open-ended Middle East war, built an impressive coalition of allies and entirely reversed his previous strategy…

Obama: Expand effort against Islamic State
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Obama: Expand effort against Islamic State

Juliet Eilperin and Ed O'Keefe | The Washington Post - September 11, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. President Barack Obama outlined an open-ended campaign Wednesday night to combat the threat posed by the Islamic State, significantly expanding the counterterrorism strategy…

Cops seize an arsenal in Heredia and arrest a Tico linked to the Sinaloa Cartel in Colombia
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Crime
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Cops seize an arsenal in Heredia and arrest a Tico linked to the Sinaloa Cartel in Colombia

David Boddiger - August 29, 2014

[caption id="attachment_46507" align="alignright" width="300"] The Tico Times[/caption] Law enforcement agencies from Costa Rica, Colombia and the United States continued their battle against organized crime and drugs and…

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