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UN Condemns Bogota Terrorist Attack And Urges International Support For Justice For Victims

The United Nations is urging its members to “actively cooperate” with Colombian authorities in their efforts to bring to justice those responsible for last week’s terrorist attack in Bogota. In a press statement, the UN Security Council condemned “in the strongest possible terms” the terrorist...

Ortega says ‘ready to meet Trump’

President Daniel Ortega said he is open to meeting U.S. President Donald Trump at the United Nations (UN) later this month despite expressing concerns that the United States could launch a military intervention. With his country embroiled in a major political crisis since April, Nicaraguan...

US Ambassador before the UN: “There have been more innocent people killed by Ortega in Nicaragua than by Maduro in Venezuela”

The United States Ambassador to the United Nations (UN), Nikki Haley, said on Tuesday that in Nicaragua “there have been more innocent people murdered by (Daniel) Ortega than by (Nicolás) Maduro in Venezuela” in relation to the crisis that It crosses the Central American...

International Alarm For Repression And Violence in Nicaragua

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Monday that groups linked to Nicaragua’s government were using “unacceptable” lethal force against citizens, and urged an end to the violence that has claimed over 300 lives in almost three months of protests. Anti-government activists hold a demonstration in...

President Solis Criticizes United States Maintaining Embargo Against Cuba

In an energetic speech at the United Nations General Assembly, Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solis criticized the government of his US counterpart, Donald Trump, for ratifying the embargo on Cuba. Solís, who on Tuesday at 2:30 pm, in his last address as President of...

UN Urging Temporary Protection in Latin America For Fleeing Venezuelans

The UN migration agency is urging Latin American countries hosting growing numbers of Venezuelans fleeing economic crisis to give them temporary rights to stay, its deputy chief told AFP on Wednesday, September 13. "There is indeed a spike in arrivals" in several countries in the...

Isreali PM Asks Costa Rica To Change UN Votes On Israel

Israel's Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told visiting Costa Rican Foreign Minister Manuel González Sanz on Thursday that the reason for the failure to achieve peace in the conflict with the Palestinian Authority remains the PA's refusal to accept the existence of the state of...

Venezuela Loses Right to Vote in the UN Until it Pays its Debts

T Heavily in arrears, Venezuela will temporarily lose its right to vote at the United Nations (Alba Ciudad).ODAY VENEZUELA – Venezuela’s right to vote has been suspended at the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) after racking up a debt of USD $24 million. This...

UN Officials Party with FARC Guerrillas They Are Supposed to Monitor

A video which shows UN and FARC members enjoying New Year’s Eve together, has caused a stir on social mediaTODAY COLOMBIA – The news agency EFE recently published videos in which members of the United Nations verification mission are observed dancing with FARC guerrillas...

Patricia Espinosa Selected As Next UN Climate Chief

QCOSTARICA - Mexico's former Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa has been selected by UN secretary-general Ban ki-Moon to head the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the collective of 194 countries tasked to coordinate the fight against global warming. There had been intense lobbying...

Is Costa Rica Racist? Yes, Admits Ombudsman

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica is racist, the Defensoría de los Habitantes (Ombudsman) recognizes in a report presented to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination  of the United Nations (CERD). In theory Costa Rica advances in equality, but in practice there are obvious traits...

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