Nuclear disarmament is just ‘common sense,’ says Costa Rican President Solís
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Costa Rica
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Nuclear disarmament is just ‘common sense,’ says Costa Rican President Solís

AFP - September 21, 2017

Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís said that the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons signed by dozens of countries on Wednesday is nothing more than…

Brazil faux pas sparks heated debate in Legislative Assembly
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Brazil faux pas sparks heated debate in Legislative Assembly

L. Arias - September 30, 2016

Foreign Minister Manuel González Sanz told the Legislative Assembly on Thursday that Costa Rica’s decision to walk out of the United Nations (U.N.) session before Brazilian President…

International Peace Day in Costa Rica
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International Peace Day in Costa Rica

Mitzi Stark - September 22, 2016

September 21 was International Peace Day around the world. The idea of a day to promote peace and ceasefires was introduced to the United Nations in 1981…

Costa Rica President Solís advocates for migrants at UN General Assembly
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Costa Rica President Solís advocates for migrants at UN General Assembly

L. Arias - September 21, 2016

President Luis Guillermo Solís urged members of the United Nations on Tuesday evening to find ways to ensure protection of refugees' and migrants' human rights — at a…

Costa Rica’s Christiana Figueres drops out of UN Secretary-General race
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Costa Rica’s Christiana Figueres drops out of UN Secretary-General race

L. Arias - September 12, 2016

Costa Rican diplomat Christiana Figueres Olsen said Monday that she was dropping her bid to succeed Ban Ki-moon as the United Nations Secretary-General due to the lack…

Costa Rica to host Central Americans seeking asylum in US
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Costa Rica to host Central Americans seeking asylum in US

Zach Dyer - July 26, 2016

The governments of the United States and Costa Rica announced Tuesday that Costa Rica would begin hosting Central American refugees applying for asylum in the United States…

Christiana Figueres sees lessons for UN leadership in climate talks
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Christiana Figueres sees lessons for UN leadership in climate talks

Zach Dyer - July 8, 2016

U.N. secretary-general hopeful Christiana Figueres held up her success as executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change as an example of the international organization's…

Costa Rica’s Christiana Figueres nominated for UN secretary-general
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s Christiana Figueres nominated for UN secretary-general

Zach Dyer - July 7, 2016

President Luis Guillermo Solís nominated Christiana Figueres Olsen for U.N. secretary-general Thursday morning during a ceremony at San José, Costa Rica's iconic National Theater. Former NASA astronaut Franklin…

Nearly 150,000 Central Americans expected to seek asylum this year
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Nearly 150,000 Central Americans expected to seek asylum this year

Zach Dyer - July 7, 2016

Asylum-seekers are fleeing El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras at a scale never before seen in the region, the United Nations refugee agency said Wednesday. The Office of the…

Plastic bag pollution is daunting but has an easy solution, says environmentalist
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Plastic bag pollution is daunting but has an easy solution, says environmentalist

Zach Dyer - June 1, 2016

Imagine going to the beach for a swim only to find trash in the sand and plastic bottles bobbing on the waves. “As surfers, we’re at the…