No solution in sight for judicial workers’ strike
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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No solution in sight for judicial workers’ strike

L. Arias - July 25, 2017

Leaders of Costa Rican Judicial Branch workers’ unions, on strike since last week over a stalled pension reform plan, announced Monday that other public-sector unions will join them…

Costa Rica has unfair advantage in maritime delimitation claim, says Nicaragua
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Border dispute
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Costa Rica has unfair advantage in maritime delimitation claim, says Nicaragua

L. Arias - July 4, 2017

Costa Rica opened the oral proceedings of its case against Nicaragua before The Hague-based International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Monday by describing Nicaragua's border claims as…

Hundreds of medical procedures, surgeries postponed by public workers’ strike
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Business
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Hundreds of medical procedures, surgeries postponed by public workers’ strike

L. Arias - June 30, 2017

A total of 1,490 employees of the Social Security System, or Caja, joined the strike called for public workers’ unions on Thursday and affected more than a…

Costa Rica, Venezuela clash at OAS summit in Mexico
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica, Venezuela clash at OAS summit in Mexico

L. Arias - June 20, 2017

The foreign ministers of Costa Rica and Venezuela engaged in a verbal spat after delegates at the 47th General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) failed…

President Trump nominates Sharon Day as ambassador to Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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President Trump nominates Sharon Day as ambassador to Costa Rica

L. Arias - June 15, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump has nominated Sharon Day, a former Republican National Committee co-chair from Fort Lauderdale, to be his ambassador to Costa Rica. Day’s nomination is part of a…

Public Works and Transport Minister Carlos Villalta resigns his post amid domestic violence complaint
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Public Works and Transport Minister Carlos Villalta resigns his post amid domestic violence complaint

L. Arias - June 12, 2017

President Luis Guillermo Solís asked Public Works and Transport Minister Carlos Villalta Villegas his resignation after various media outlets informed that Villalta’s wife had filed a legal…

Caja Executive President steps down at President Solís’ request
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Caja Executive President steps down at President Solís’ request

L. Arias - June 8, 2017

María del Rocío Sáenz Madrigal, Executive President of Costa Rica's Social Security System (Caja), agreed to resign her post following a request from President Luis Guillermo Solís on…

Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega dies at 83
Central America
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Central America
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Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega dies at 83

AFP - May 30, 2017

PANAMA CITY - Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Antonio Noriega Moreno, who was ousted from power by U.S. soldiers in 1989 and spent years in prison for drug trafficking…

Workers’ unions deliver petition to reverse raise in Social Security rate
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Business
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Workers’ unions deliver petition to reverse raise in Social Security rate

L. Arias - May 22, 2017

A group of just over 100 public employees and workers’ unions members blocked the capital’s Second Avenue on Monday morning to demand that officials from the Social Security System, or…

Workers’ unions to demonstrate against raise in Social Security rate
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Business
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Workers’ unions to demonstrate against raise in Social Security rate

L. Arias - May 16, 2017

Workers' unions will demonstrate next Monday in downtown San José to protest against the 1 percent increase in the amount deducted from salaries by Costa Rica's Social Security…