Costa Rica swears in its first woman Chief Prosecutor
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica swears in its first woman Chief Prosecutor

Katherine Stanley - March 13, 2018

On Monday afternoon, Emilia Navas became the first woman in Costa Rican history to be elected Chief Prosecutor. Navas, 53, has led the Prosecutor's Office as an…

In Peru, eyes on Costa Rica
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In Peru, eyes on Costa Rica

AFP - February 3, 2018

A relative of a victim of the regime of former Peruvian President (1990-2000) Alberto Fujimori places flowers at the “Eye That Cries” Monument in Lima on Feb.…

Inter-American Court reviews Fujimori pardon
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Inter-American Court reviews Fujimori pardon

AFP - February 2, 2018

Carmen Condor, the sister of Amaro Condor, a victim of repression during the regime of former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000), attended a hearing convened by the…

U.S. ends protected status for 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants
Central America
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Central America
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U.S. ends protected status for 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants

Paul Handley / AFP - January 9, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. government announced Monday the end of a special protected status for about 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants, a move that threatens with deportation tens…

January’s here and the gloves are off: Costa Rica’s true campaign begins
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Costa Rica
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January’s here and the gloves are off: Costa Rica’s true campaign begins

Alvaro Murillo - January 8, 2018

The electoral “truce” is over, but it wasn’t much of a truce, for two reasons. First, before the mandatory ad-free period began over Christmas, the 2018 presidential…

Investigation continues into causes of plane crash in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Investigation continues into causes of plane crash in Costa Rica

AFP - January 2, 2018

Judicial Investigation Organization (OIJ) officials collect information on Jan. 1, using a drone, to help them determine why a small plane crashed the day before in Corozalito,…

Plane crash causes still unknown in Costa Rica; pilot was cousin to ex-President Chinchilla
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Plane crash causes still unknown in Costa Rica; pilot was cousin to ex-President Chinchilla

The Tico Times and AFP - December 31, 2017

As authorities prepare to begin an investigation into the cause of the New Year's Eve plane crash that claimed the lives of 10 U.S. tourists and 2…

2018: A big year for Latin American elections
Latin America
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Latin America
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2018: A big year for Latin American elections

by Tupac Pointu/AFP - December 29, 2017

MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY – Next year will be a big election year for Latin America, a region where democracy in many countries is only decades young, and where…

Following Trump, Guatemala begins process to move embassy to Jerusalem
Central America
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Central America
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Following Trump, Guatemala begins process to move embassy to Jerusalem

Edgar Calderón / AFP - December 26, 2017

Guatemala said Monday it is starting the process of moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, after President Jimmy Morales announced the day before that he would…

Ticos show support for Hondurans as Tegucigalpa returns to normal
Central America
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Central America
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Ticos show support for Hondurans as Tegucigalpa returns to normal

AFP - December 21, 2017

People gathered in the Costa Rican capital Wednesday to demonstrate their solidarity with the people of Honduras following their disputed Nov. 26 presidential election. "Honduras deserves support…