General strike enters second week; Legislative Assembly starts discussing tax-reform
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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General strike enters second week; Legislative Assembly starts discussing tax-reform

The Tico Times and AFP - September 17, 2018

Today marks one week since unions around Costa Rica called for an indefinite strike to protest a proposed tax-reform bill. Carolina Hidalgo, president of the Legislative Assembly,…

Costa Rican government seeks agreement with unions to end strike
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican government seeks agreement with unions to end strike

AFP and The Tico Times - September 16, 2018

President Carlos Alvarado urged the Catholic Church and university presidents on Friday to serve as mediators in talks with the unions that have been protesting a tax-reform…

Independence torch travels through a fractured Central America
Independence Day
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Independence Day
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Independence torch travels through a fractured Central America

Yamlek Mojica Loáisiga - September 15, 2018

Dozens of people waited for the independence torch in Peñas Blancas, the Costa Rican town on the border with Nicaragua. There, the two countries are divided by…

Costa Rican students, journalist denounce police aggression after protest
News
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News
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Costa Rican students, journalist denounce police aggression after protest

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 13, 2018

Over the course of 15 years as a journalist, Javier Córdoba says he has never experienced anything like the events of Wednesday evening. As he was reporting…

Sparks of violence on third day of tax-reform protests
General strike
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General strike
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Sparks of violence on third day of tax-reform protests

AFP and Tico Times - September 13, 2018

Violence broke out on the third day of tax-reform protests in Costa Rica. Protesters confronted police outside the Legislative Assembly in San José on Wednesday afternoon and…

Daniel Ortega willing to talk to Donald Trump
Daniel Ortega
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Daniel Ortega
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Daniel Ortega willing to talk to Donald Trump

AFP and The Tico Times - September 11, 2018

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said he’s willing to talk to U.S. President Donald Trump to address the crisis in Nicaragua, even though he condemns a US “military…

Nine years later, US parents still searching for missing son in Costa Rica
Missing hiker
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Missing hiker
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Nine years later, US parents still searching for missing son in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 25, 2018

Roma and Luda Gimelfarb have repeated the story so many times even their translator thinks she could recite it verbatim. How David Gimelfarb visited Costa Rica in…

Brazil sends troops after clashes at Venezuela border
Brazil
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Brazil
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Brazil sends troops after clashes at Venezuela border

AFP / Paula Ramon - August 21, 2018

SAO PAULO, Brazil— Brazil's President, Michel Temer, called an emergency meeting of key ministers Sunday after ordering troops to the border with Venezuela as regional tensions build…

Venezuela on edge as Maduro unveils raft of economic reforms
Latin America
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Latin America
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Venezuela on edge as Maduro unveils raft of economic reforms

AFP / Alexander Martinez and Esteban Rojas - August 18, 2018

CARACAS, Venezuela—Uncertainty reigned in Venezuela on Saturday after President Nicolas Maduro unveiled a major economic reform plan aimed at halting the spiraling hyperinflation that has thrown the…

Colombia’s Duque takes office with full agenda of thorny issues
Colombia
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Colombia
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Colombia’s Duque takes office with full agenda of thorny issues

AFP / Hector Velasco and Rodrigo Almonacid - August 7, 2018

Colombia's new President Ivan Duque has his work cut out for him as he takes office Tuesday amid heightened tensions with neighboring Venezuela and the lingering difficulties…