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Ortega Government Accepts To Negotiate, Business Sector Welcomes “Opening Of Door”

The government of Nicaragua admitted Saturday night “the need for an understanding” to resolve the crisis, after a meeting with businessmen and the Catholic Church, to which the US ambassador, Kevin Sullivan, expressed his support, noting that the negotiations must produce “real-time solutions for...

“You Are not a Legitimate President”: OAS Message to Maduro

Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Honduras, the United States, Canada, Guyana, Saint Lucia, Panama, Costa Rica, Peru, Guatemala, Paraguay, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, Ecuador, and Haiti are the 19 countries, representing, representing well over 80% of the combined population of the Americas, that...

Costa Rica: ‘It’s not Nicaragua Who Determines The Legality of the Application of the Democratic Charter’

Costa Rica rejected the statements of the Nicaraguan Foreign Minister, Denis Moncada, who described as illegal the process that could suspend his country from the Organization of American States (OAS). "It is not the Nicaraguan Chancellor who determines the legality or otherwise of the application...

OAS Asks Costa Rica to Activate Democratic Charter on Nicaragua

Costa Rica said Saturday it has received a request from the head of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, to activate a process of invoking the Inter-American Democratic Charter against Nicaragua amid alleged abuses in the country. In a statement, Costa Rica's Foreign Ministry...

Costa Rica’s Laura Chinchilla Criticized In Brazil Prior to Historic Election

As head of the observer mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) in the presidential elections in Brazil, former president of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla (2010-2014), became one of the targets of criticism in the tense electoral environment in that South American nation. The...

Nicaragua accuses Costa Rica of ‘numerous deaths’ and ‘massive human rights violations’ during strike

As a distraction to the current situation in Nicaragua before the international stage, on Friday, the government of Daniel Ortega accused the Costa Rican government of "many dead" during the ongoing strike by public sector workers against the Plan Fiscal (tax reform) and incurring...

Almagro: “Cuban model” is exported to Nicaragua

The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, assured that the Nicaraguan government adopted the “Cuban model of repression” and has used it during the last six months of the sociopolitical crisis, the same forms of state abuse that are...

Nicaragua Rights Group Anpdh Closes Offices After ‘Threats’

The Nicaraguan human rights group, the Asociación Nicaragüense Pro Derechos Humanos (Anpdh), that has been keeping the outside world abreast of the government’s deadly crackdown on anti-government protesters says it has been forced to close its offices. The Nicaraguan Association for Human Rights has closed...

Nicaragua Calls OAS Report Biased, ‘Fake News’

Nicaragua’s foreign minister said on Friday that a report by the OAS Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) about deadly political crisis in the country was slanted against the government. A demonstrator fires a homemade weapon as clashes between anti-government protesters and police continue in...

Costa Rica President Emphasizes Seriousness of Nicaragua Crisis to OAS

Costa Rica’s President Carlos Alvarado on Tuesday in a speech before the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington emphasized the crisis in neighboring Nicaragua and lobbied for the defense of the democracies in the region. Alvarado, who is on his first trip abroad since...

Bolivian President Evo Morales Warns of Plan ‘to Invade Venezuela’ by US, OAS

Bolivian President Evo Morales said Sunday that the United States and the Organization of American States are implementing a plan with the purpose of defeating the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela. "Before the elections they will carry out violent actions supported by the media and after...

Costa Rican Ex-President Leads OAS Election Observers in Paraguay

ASUNCION – Former Costa Rican president Laura Chinchilla began on Tuesday her activities as head of the Organization of American States (OAS) mission that will observe Paraguay’s April 22 elections. During an event at Paraguay’s TSJE electoral court, Chinchilla and the president of the TSJE,...

Inter-American Court Ruling Will Spread Marriage Equality Around Latin America

An international court has ruled that 20 Latin American and Caribbean countries must enact marriage equality. The Inter-American Court of Human Rights, based in San Jose, Costa Rica, ruled Tuesday that all its signatory countries must grant same-sex couples the same rights as opposite-sex ones,...

OAS Members Avoiding the “Honduras Issue”

The Organization of American States (OAS) said it will wait till after Hernandez is sworn in to sign off on the organization's report on the Honduran presidential elections. OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro had been pushing for the 35 American nation organization whose members include...

Costa Rica’s Corruption

In this caricature by Crhoy.com, we see the Fiscal General (Chief Prosecutor) Emilia Navas collecting evidence in the #cementazo case. Meanwhile, former Fiscal General,  "the cool: Jorge Chavarria is out completely as of today and Navas (blonde on left), with an ice pick in hand...

New Transport Minister Says San Ramon Road Tolls Would Be More Than ¢4,000

Q COSTA RICA - The San Jose - San Ramon road, if and whenever it gets built, won't be cheap to use, said the newly appointed Ministro de Obras Publicas y Transportes (MOPT), German Valverde. The civil engineer who has held various posts in the...

Solis Laments OAS Secretary General Almagro’s Aggressive Approach to Venezuelan Crisis

Q COSTA RICA - President Luis Guillermo Solis said the “belligerence” of the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) Luis Almagro has left “very limited space” for member countries to help solve Venezuela’s crisis. “Costa Rica in no way wants to disavow the...

IACHR: Venezuela Remains on Human Rights “Black List”

In the report, the IACHR highlights the violation of the right to freedom of press, as well as arbitrary detentions of the Venezuelan opposition (Clooking). TODAY VENEZUELA – On Thursday, the Organization of American States (OAS) published its annual report, which details that Venezuela and...

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