The U.S. donation will support the use of this Public Security Ministry’s aircraft, seized from drug smugglers in 2013.
The embassy’s donation will fund operations of the ministry’s Air Surveillance Service – in particular, the special missions carried out using an aircraft seized from two drug smugglers.
This San José march marked the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on Nov. 25, 2014. On Saturday, women’s rights supporters and opponents of Donald Trump have planned events around Costa Rica.
Demonstrators in Costa Rica plan to show solidarity with protesters in Washington, D.C. on the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration.
Almost 60 percent of people surveyed by researchers from the University of Costa Rica oppose same-sex marriage.
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A recent survey found that the Costa Rican population maintains a conservative stance on controversial issues such as same-sex marriage, abortion, or the legalization of marijuana.
The first rains of the season in 2012 washed away several stretches of the border road, and various bridges collapsed.
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Costa Rica’s General Prosecutor Jorge Chavarría Guzmán said shoddy work on the failed project caused economic losses for the country of some ₡1.2 billion ($2 million).
A photo provided by the Foreign Ministry on Jan. 16, 2017 shows the Nicaraguan army camp on Isla Portillos, within Costa Rican territory. The Río San Juan, seen at the top, is a natural border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua.
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Costa Rica asked the International Court of Justice to add a new complaint against Nicaragua to an ongoing case of a border dispute first filed in 2014.
Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solís holds a Cuban flag upon his arrival at José Martí International Airport in Havana, on Dec. 13, 2015.
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The Costa Rican government gave a thumbs up to the U.S. decision to repeal the ‘Wet foot, dry foot’ policy for Cuban migrants.
In an interview with The Tico Times, Luís Guillermo Solís spoke in-depth about immigration policy in the region, including U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall on the southern border.
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President Luís Guillermo Solís spoke at length with The Tico Times about immigration issues affecting the region, including Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
A new bill would allow the government to invest more than $80 million in public security, including new police officers.
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The passage of a new corporate tax bill, now just one vote away in the Legislative Assembly, would create job openings for 1,000 new police officers in Costa Rica, government officials announced Monday.
On Nov. 10, 2014, Costa Rican police encountered workers who claimed they had been hired by the Nicaraguan government to clear the riverbanks of the Río San Juan.
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The deadline for Costa Rica and Nicaragua to reach an agreement on the payment of compensation over environmental damage ruled by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ended Friday without any signs of a settlement.