Latin America’s unlikely, honest voice for democracy
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Latin America’s unlikely, honest voice for democracy

Jackson Diehl | The Washington Post - January 25, 2016

For years Venezuela's authoritarian populist government grossly manipulated elections and got away with it. So imagine the surprise in Caracas in November when, just a few weeks…

Former Costa Rican vice president elected to Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Human rights
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Human rights
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Former Costa Rican vice president elected to Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Zach Dyer - June 16, 2015

Elizabeth Odio Benito, 75, a Costa Rican lawyer and former vice president, has been elected to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. The vote took place Tuesday…

US-Venezuela clash threatens to overshadow upcoming Summit of the Americas
Bolivarian Revolution
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Bolivarian Revolution
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US-Venezuela clash threatens to overshadow upcoming Summit of the Americas

George Rodríguez - April 3, 2015

The ongoing clash between the United States and Venezuela threatens to take center stage at the 7th Summit of the Americas, scheduled for April 10 and 11…

Voters head to the polls in El Salvador to elect legislators, mayors
Election Day
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Election Day
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Voters head to the polls in El Salvador to elect legislators, mayors

George Rodriguez - February 28, 2015

Salvadorans go to the polls on Sunday to elect new legislators and local officials in a tight contest between the ruling Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front, FMLN,…

Bolivia’s Evo Morales: Obama should lift the embargo and return Guantánamo Naval base to Cuba
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Bolivia’s Evo Morales: Obama should lift the embargo and return Guantánamo Naval base to Cuba

George Rodríguez and AFP - January 29, 2015

U.S. President Barack Obama should take part in the next Summit of the Americas in Panama, he should work to lift the six-decade embargo against Cuba, and…

Brazilian corruption probe reveals possible links to Costa Rica, Guatemala
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Business
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Brazilian corruption probe reveals possible links to Costa Rica, Guatemala

Zach Dyer - December 16, 2014

The names of Costa Rica's President Luis Guillermo Solís and former National Liberation Party (PLN) presidential nominee Johnny Araya were among several prominent figures listed on a…

Guatemala’s former Vice President Eduardo Stein bids for top job at troubled OAS
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Guatemala’s former Vice President Eduardo Stein bids for top job at troubled OAS

Larry Luxner - November 17, 2014

See also: Inter-American Dialogue honors Guatemalan businessman, civic activist Salvador Paiz WASHINGTON, D.C. – Guatemala’s Eduardo Stein Barillas vowed to “clean up the mess” at the Organization…

Costa Rica’s Solís silent on accepting Guantánamo detainees
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Crime
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Costa Rica’s Solís silent on accepting Guantánamo detainees

Zach Dyer - October 1, 2014

President Luis Guillermo Solís said he has not considered a request to accept detainees from the detention camp at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantánamo, Cuba. The Organization of American…

Panama’s diplomatic row with Venezuela indicative of growing presence on world stage
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Panama’s diplomatic row with Venezuela indicative of growing presence on world stage

Larry Luxner - April 14, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – One year after Nicolás Maduro’s election as president of Venezuela – in a voting process the opposition claims was rigged and illegal – the…

Fugitive Venezuelan opposition leader surrenders at rally
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Bolivarian Revolution
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Fugitive Venezuelan opposition leader surrenders at rally

Jordi Miro | AFP - February 18, 2014

CARACAS, Venezuela – Fugitive Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López calmly turned himself in to authorities Tuesday at a tumultuous rally in Caracas as his followers shouted "Freedom!…