Venezuela on edge as Maduro unveils raft of economic reforms
Latin America
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Latin America
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Venezuela on edge as Maduro unveils raft of economic reforms

AFP / Alexander Martinez and Esteban Rojas - August 18, 2018

CARACAS, Venezuela—Uncertainty reigned in Venezuela on Saturday after President Nicolas Maduro unveiled a major economic reform plan aimed at halting the spiraling hyperinflation that has thrown the…

Maduro says he escaped drone ‘assassination’ attempt, blames Colombia
Latin America
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Latin America
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Maduro says he escaped drone ‘assassination’ attempt, blames Colombia

AFP / Alexander Martinez - August 4, 2018

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Saturday he escaped an "assassination" attempt using an explosive-laden drone, after a live broadcast showed him looking confused when a bang went…

5 questions for a Venezuelan artist in Costa Rica
Weekend Arts Spotlight
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Weekend Arts Spotlight
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5 questions for a Venezuelan artist in Costa Rica

Elizabeth Lang - July 15, 2018

Art as a passion and a tool for the communication of complex messages of hope, all influenced by the sociopolitical crisis of her home country: that's what…

Costa Rica’s Epsy Campbell speaks out against Venezuelan elections
News
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News
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Costa Rica’s Epsy Campbell speaks out against Venezuelan elections

AFP and The Tico Times - June 5, 2018

Various members of the Organization of American States urged the body Monday to reject Venezuela's elections and to begin moves to kick Caracas out of the club.…

Costa Rica, Panama refuse to acknowledge Venezuelan election results
Latin America
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Latin America
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Costa Rica, Panama refuse to acknowledge Venezuelan election results

AFP - May 21, 2018

Costa Rica and Panama were two of 14 countries in the Americas to announce they would not acknowledge the results of Sunday's elections in Venezuela in which…

Venezuela dominates agenda ahead of Trump’s Latin American visit
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News
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Venezuela dominates agenda ahead of Trump’s Latin American visit

Alina Dieste / AFP - April 8, 2018

Venezuela will be the dominant issue during the first visit of'U.S. President Donald Trump to Latin America this week, but according to analysts, a crusade by the…

Venezuelan company to furlough workers in Costa Rica
Business
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Business
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Venezuelan company to furlough workers in Costa Rica

AFP - April 6, 2018

A Venezuelan state-owned aluminum firm has announced it wants to furlough more than 300 workers at its Costa Rica plant because of lack of raw goods to…

Costa Rica calls on Venezuela to react to IACHR critique
Human Rights
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Human Rights
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Costa Rica calls on Venezuela to react to IACHR critique

AFP - February 13, 2018

The government of Costa Rica has made  “a vehement call for the reestablishment of the full constitutional order, respect for every person’s human rights, protection of their…

Costa Rica retrieves massive archaeological trove from Venezuela
World Heritage
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World Heritage
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Costa Rica retrieves massive archaeological trove from Venezuela

AFP - January 17, 2018

Costa Rica retrieved almost 200 pre-Columbian stone and ceramic pieces that had been confiscated from a Venezuelan collector – the biggest retrieval of archaeological pieces in Costa…

2018: A big year for Latin American elections
Latin America
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Latin America
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2018: A big year for Latin American elections

by Tupac Pointu/AFP - December 29, 2017

MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY – Next year will be a big election year for Latin America, a region where democracy in many countries is only decades young, and where…