Obama courts middle class in State of the Union address
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Obama courts middle class in State of the Union address

David Nakamura | The Washington Post - January 20, 2015

WASHINGTON, D. C. — U.S. President Barack Obama, who took office six years ago amid a historic recession and two U.S. wars, declared unequivocally Tuesday that the…

CELAC should become an extreme poverty-free zone, says Ecuador’s foreign minister
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CELAC
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CELAC should become an extreme poverty-free zone, says Ecuador’s foreign minister

George Rodríguez - January 16, 2015

The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) in the near future should become an area free of extreme poverty, and one where poverty in general…

Costa Rica celebrates 66th anniversary of the abolition of its army
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Arts and Culture
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Costa Rica celebrates 66th anniversary of the abolition of its army

Manuel A. González Sanz - December 1, 2014

Costa Rica abolished its army 66 years ago. During national celebrations children and young people as the main protagonists carry the Costa Rican flag and proudly parade in…

Costa Rica not alone as it waits for a new US ambassador
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Expat Living
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Costa Rica not alone as it waits for a new US ambassador

Larry Luxner - November 24, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Costa Rica has been without a U.S. ambassador for a year and a half, but it doesn’t look like Stafford Fitzgerald Haney – whom…

With Mideast tensions flaring, Costa Rica keeps a delicate diplomatic balance in Israel
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Expat Living
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With Mideast tensions flaring, Costa Rica keeps a delicate diplomatic balance in Israel

Larry Luxner - October 7, 2014

TEL AVIV, Israel – Costa Rica abolished its army in 1948, the same year Israel declared independence. Sixty-six years later, Costa Rica remains one of the few…

Solís welcomes senior US Foreign Service officer on brief 3-country tour
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Diplomacy
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Solís welcomes senior US Foreign Service officer on brief 3-country tour

Zach Dyer - October 6, 2014

Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís met with U.S. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs John Feeley Monday morning as part of a three-nation trip by the State…

High gas prices drive Costa Rica to reconsider Petrocaribe alliance with Venezuela
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High gas prices drive Costa Rica to reconsider Petrocaribe alliance with Venezuela

The Tico Times - July 10, 2014

As Costa Rica’s gasoline prices reach record highs, politicians are scrambling to find a way to curb costs at the pump. Members of the leftist Broad Front Party…

President of Guatemala calls Costa Rica’s Solís a ‘strategic partner’ to change drug debate
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Business
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President of Guatemala calls Costa Rica’s Solís a ‘strategic partner’ to change drug debate

Zach Dyer - June 6, 2014

Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís hosted President Otto Pérez Molina of Guatemala Friday as his first official state visit since the Costa Rican leader took office…

Costa Rica’s Solís to skip Nicaragua during upcoming Central America tour
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Latin America
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Costa Rica’s Solís to skip Nicaragua during upcoming Central America tour

AFP - April 20, 2014

Costa Rican President-elect Luis Guillermo Solís kicks off on Tuesday a tour of Central America and the Dominican Republic to invite regional leaders to his May 8…

The link between Venezuela and Cuba
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Bolivarian Revolution
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The link between Venezuela and Cuba

Keith Johnson | Foreign Policy - February 27, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Top U.S. lawmakers from both parties are urging the Obama administration to take a tougher line on Venezuela, which is violently cracking down on…