$1 billion for Central America, but not Costa Rica?
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Central America
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$1 billion for Central America, but not Costa Rica?

Zach Dyer - February 6, 2015

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden caught the attention of Central America watchers after publishing an op-ed in The New York Times on Jan. 29, announcing that President…

Protesters scold Kissinger, Sen. McCain calls them ‘scum’
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Protesters scold Kissinger, Sen. McCain calls them ‘scum’

AFP - January 29, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. foreign policy titan Henry Kissinger came to Capitol Hill Thursday to discuss global security challenges, but received a rude welcome from protesters who demanded…

Deal throws Obama foreign policy into sharp relief
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Deal throws Obama foreign policy into sharp relief

Juliet Eilperin and Greg Jaffe | The Washington Post - December 18, 2014

WASHINGTON, D. C. — It took six years and months of secret negotiations, but on Wednesday, President Barack Obama finally delivered on a pledge that cuts to…

Lawmakers extend permission for 44 US Coast Guard ships to patrol, dock in Costa Rica
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Lawmakers extend permission for 44 US Coast Guard ships to patrol, dock in Costa Rica

L. Arias - December 17, 2014

In the last voting of Tuesday's full legislative session, lawmakers approved docking permission for 44 U.S. Coast Guard vessels that will conduct joint-patrol operations with Costa Rican…

Torture report revives CIA’s rogue image
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Torture report revives CIA’s rogue image

Terry Atlas and Jim Snyder | Bloomberg - December 12, 2014

WASHINGTON, D. C. — This week's Senate report on the CIA's use of harsh interrogation methods is neither the first nor the worst time the agency has…

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…

The US, Cuba and Ebola: A common enemy
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The US, Cuba and Ebola: A common enemy

Ted Piccone - November 5, 2014

Originally published in The Mark News and used here with permission. See the original post. On Oct. 28, the United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly for the 23rd…

Costa Rica’s Solís silent on accepting Guantánamo detainees
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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…

Obama: Expand effort against Islamic State
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Obama: Expand effort against Islamic State

Juliet Eilperin and Ed O'Keefe | The Washington Post - September 11, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. President Barack Obama outlined an open-ended campaign Wednesday night to combat the threat posed by the Islamic State, significantly expanding the counterterrorism strategy…

Obama eyes air strikes in Syria, fixing Iraqi army
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Obama eyes air strikes in Syria, fixing Iraqi army

Stephen Collinson | AFP - September 10, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. President Barack Obama will vow in a national address Wednesday night to target the Islamic State with air strikes "wherever they exist" in a…