Nicole Arrea, the Costa Rican high school student who helped draft a law to reduce food waste
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Nicole Arrea, the Costa Rican high school student who helped draft a law to reduce food waste

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 25, 2018

San Miguel de Santo Domingo — In Latin America and the Caribbean, nearly 40 million people suffer from undernourishment, according to data from the Food and Agriculture…

How to vote in the 2018 midterm elections from Costa Rica
Politics
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Politics
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How to vote in the 2018 midterm elections from Costa Rica

The Tico Times - September 20, 2018

The 2018 midterm elections in the United States are right around the corner. Hundreds of state and congressional seats are up for grabs Nov. 6 and even…

Unions and government start talks to end strike
News
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News
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Unions and government start talks to end strike

AFP and The Tico Times - September 19, 2018

Representatives from the government and public-sector unions got together Wednesday in a preliminary meeting to seek an agreement to stop the general strike that has gripped the…

Venezuelans fume after Nicolas Maduro filmed dining with celebrity chef ‘Salt Bae’ in Turkey
Latin America
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Latin America
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Venezuelans fume after Nicolas Maduro filmed dining with celebrity chef ‘Salt Bae’ in Turkey

AFP - September 18, 2018

Impoverished Venezuelans have reacted with fury after videos of President Nicolas Maduro gorging on succulent pieces of meat in a restaurant owned by a celebrity Turkish chef…

Ex-president Cristina Kirchner charged in Argentina corruption scandal
Argentina
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Argentina
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Ex-president Cristina Kirchner charged in Argentina corruption scandal

AFP / Liliana Samuel - September 18, 2018

Argentina's ex-president Cristina Kirchner was charged with corruption on Monday as a judge asked that her legislative immunity be lifted so she can be detained. She is…

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…

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…

Government intends to declare strike illegal as thousands protest tax reform
Politics
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Politics
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Government intends to declare strike illegal as thousands protest tax reform

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 10, 2018

San José — The demonstrations began with a red wave of taxis blocking Avenida 2 in downtown San José. The protests continued throughout the capital city Monday…