President Solís inaugurates first phase of long-awaited Golfito Marina Village
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President Solís inaugurates first phase of long-awaited Golfito Marina Village

Karl Kahler - April 21, 2017

GOLFITO, Puntarenas — The president of Costa Rica flew into Golfito on Friday to inaugurate the first phase of a dream a dozen years in the making,…

First Lady seeks a new role: Costa Rican citizen
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Costa Rica
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First Lady seeks a new role: Costa Rican citizen

Katherine Stanley - March 20, 2017

First Lady Mercedes Peñas Domingo spent part of her weekend in a classroom, but not inaugurating a new project or attending a ceremony. She was taking a…

Costa Rican government applauds U.S. decision to stop ‘wet foot, dry foot’ policy on Cuban migrants
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican government applauds U.S. decision to stop ‘wet foot, dry foot’ policy on Cuban migrants

Tico Times and AFP - January 13, 2017

While facing the Cuban migrant crisis over the past year, Costa Rica has seen first-hand the oncoming waves of migrants from Cuba trying to make their way north to…

President Solís: ‘If you want to get through a border, you’ll be able to sooner or later’
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President Solís: ‘If you want to get through a border, you’ll be able to sooner or later’

Michael Krumholtz - January 13, 2017

On the very front of Luís Guillermo Solís' desk in his Casa Presidencial office, there's a small but telling ode to U.S. politics. Perched on the desk…

Solís promises rapid rebuilding in Hurricane Otto’s wake; donation drives continue
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Costa Rica
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Solís promises rapid rebuilding in Hurricane Otto’s wake; donation drives continue

Michael Krumholtz - December 9, 2016

See also: A small town unites to help Hurricane Otto victims – the Costa Rican way President Luís Guillermo Solís concluded this week's tour through the areas most…

More than 3,000 evacuees remain at shelters as rains continue over Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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More than 3,000 evacuees remain at shelters as rains continue over Costa Rica

L. Arias - November 29, 2016

As rains continue in the aftermath of Hurricane Otto’s passage over Costa Rica, the official death toll stands at 10 people at the time of this writing on Monday…

Deaths, disappearances in northern Costa Rica in aftermath of Hurricane Otto
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Deaths, disappearances in northern Costa Rica in aftermath of Hurricane Otto

Tico Times Staff - November 25, 2016

The death toll from Hurricane Otto in Costa Rica has increased from four to nine, President Luis Guillermo Solís announced Friday. Five people died in the Alajuela canton…

Costa Rica declines to vote on shark protections at international convention
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Costa Rica declines to vote on shark protections at international convention

Michael Krumholtz - September 30, 2016

Costa Rica will abstain from voting on whether or not to include two species of shark on an international list of protected species, angering conservationists. The government's decision was announced…

Solís touts Costa Rica’s treatment of migrants, refugees
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Solís touts Costa Rica’s treatment of migrants, refugees

Patricia Guadalupe - August 23, 2016

WASHINGTON — Speaking to an overflow crowd in Washington D.C., Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solís addressed the issue of immigration in the Central American country, saying…