Netherlands now coordinates entire Central America program from San José embassy
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Netherlands now coordinates entire Central America program from San José embassy

Larry Luxner - October 10, 2015

SAN JOSÉ — The Netherlands is today the world’s second-largest destination for Costa Rican exports and one of the top foreign investors in Costa Rica. As such,…

US Embassy swears in newest Peace Corps volunteers in Costa Rica
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Diplomacy
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US Embassy swears in newest Peace Corps volunteers in Costa Rica

Zach Dyer - October 1, 2015

The newest class of Costa Rica Peace Corps volunteers was sworn in at a ceremony at the U.S. Ambassador's Residence in Escazú Wednesday morning. The 18 volunteers, whose ages…

President Solís meets with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at UN
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President Solís meets with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at UN

Zach Dyer - September 28, 2015

Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas held a bilateral meeting Monday at the U.N. General Assembly in New York. Solís said the…

President Solís to support reforms, female leadership at United Nations
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Diplomacy
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President Solís to support reforms, female leadership at United Nations

Zach Dyer - September 25, 2015

Costa Rica’s President Luis Guillermo Solís travels to New York Friday to address the United Nations General Assembly before meeting with U.S. lawmakers in the District of…

Costa Rican government at odds over landing of US military helicopters
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Costa Rican government at odds over landing of US military helicopters

Zach Dyer - September 24, 2015

A brief stopover by five U.S. military helicopters in Costa Rica over the weekend drew the ire of lawmakers who claimed the landing violated Costa Rica's sovereignty. The executive…

Uruguay’s ‘Pepe’ Mujica: Regulating marijuana ‘robs narcos of the market’
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Uruguay’s ‘Pepe’ Mujica: Regulating marijuana ‘robs narcos of the market’

Zach Dyer - August 20, 2015

Uruguay’s ex-President José “Pepe” Mujica trumpeted the legalization of recreational marijuana in his home country in comments he made at Casa Presidencial Wednesday. But he stopped short of…

Departing British ambassadors reflect on four-year tenure in Costa Rica
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Departing British ambassadors reflect on four-year tenure in Costa Rica

Robert Isenberg - May 23, 2015

They were the dynamic duo. Four years ago, Sharon and Chris Campbell arrived in San José - she as the British Ambassador to Costa Rica, he as…

Solís welcomes senior US Foreign Service officer on brief 3-country tour
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Solís welcomes senior US Foreign Service officer on brief 3-country tour

Zach Dyer - October 6, 2014

Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís met with U.S. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs John Feeley Monday morning as part of a three-nation trip by the State…

Presidents Obama, Solís meet in New York
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Presidents Obama, Solís meet in New York

The Tico Times - September 25, 2014

U.S. President Barack Obama, Costa Rican first lady Mercedes Peñas, Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís and U.S. first lady Michelle Obama meet for the first time…

Solís sidesteps Nicaragua border dispute in UN address
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Solís sidesteps Nicaragua border dispute in UN address

Zach Dyer - September 25, 2014

In Luis Guillermo Solís' first speech before the United Nations General Assembly, the Costa Rican president mentioned several international conflicts. But the country's ongoing border dispute with Nicaragua was not…