PHOTO: Carlos Alvarado and Emmanuel Macron
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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PHOTO: Carlos Alvarado and Emmanuel Macron

AFP - November 12, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron delivered a speech ahead of the Paris Peace Forum at the Villette Conference Hall in Paris on Nov. 11, 2018 while Costa Rican…

Venezuela accuses Costa Rica of ‘subordination’ to U.S.
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Venezuela accuses Costa Rica of ‘subordination’ to U.S.

AFP - October 20, 2018

Venezuela criticized Costa Rica this week for expressing support for several countries that have asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate the government of Nicolás Maduro…

Costa Rica grants asylum to Nicaraguan activist Alvaro Leiva
News
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News
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Costa Rica grants asylum to Nicaraguan activist Alvaro Leiva

AFP - October 18, 2018

Costa Rica granted the Nicaraguan human rights activist Alvaro Leiva political asylum last week. Leiva is the secretary of the Nicaraguan Association for Human Rights (ANPDH), which…

Nicaragua calls Carlos Alvarado’s statements “disrespectful” and “intrusive”
News
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News
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Nicaragua calls Carlos Alvarado’s statements “disrespectful” and “intrusive”

AFP / The Tico Times - October 16, 2018

The Nicaraguan government described statements by Costa Rican president Carlos Alvarado about Nicaragua's “internal affairs” as “disrespectful” and “intrusive.” The government did not mention what Alvarado said…

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…

Costa Rica plans to put broadband internet in every public school
Bicentennial
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Bicentennial
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Costa Rica plans to put broadband internet in every public school

AFP - August 4, 2018

Costa Rica announced a project to connect its 4,659 public schools with a fiber-optic network that would give students broadband internet with speeds of 10 Mbps. The plan…

Economy faces downturn due to lack of tax reform
Costa Rica's Fiscal deficit
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Costa Rica's Fiscal deficit
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Economy faces downturn due to lack of tax reform

AFP and Tico Times - July 24, 2018

The Central Bank of Costa Rica (BCCR) warned Monday that the economy will face a growing public deficit and stunted growth if Congress doesn’t pass tax reform.…

Chile, Costa Rica join forces on environmental issues, gender equality
Foreign Policy
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Foreign Policy
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Chile, Costa Rica join forces on environmental issues, gender equality

The Tico Times - July 10, 2018

Chilean President Sebastian Piñera, left, and Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado sign bilateral agreements at Casa Presidencial in San José on July 9, 2018. The agreements included…

Carlos Alvarado asks to put abortion debate on hold
Abortion
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Abortion
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Carlos Alvarado asks to put abortion debate on hold

AFP and Tico Times - July 7, 2018

President Carlos Alvarado asked this week to postpone a discussion about abortion rights, warning legislators that it will polarize the country and distract from other important issues,…

How Sean Miranda made history in Costa Rica
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Costa Rica Pride
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How Sean Miranda made history in Costa Rica

Elizabeth Lang - July 1, 2018

In 2001, a child is born in Desamparados, just south of San José, and is welcomed at the Miranda Solís household. The child is a girl who…