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At the United Nations, Discussion of How to Remove Maduro from Office

This week during the General Assembly of the United Nations, Ecuador, Peru, and Brazil, spoke about the urgency of stopping the tragedy suffered by Venezuelans. The humanitarian crisis in Venezuela is emerging as a major problem for the entire South American continent (Twitter). The president of...

Latin American Leaders Travel to New York For 73rd UN General Assembly Debate

World leaders have started arriving in New York to participate in the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly. The official theme for 2018 is Making the U.N. relevant to all people: global leadership and shared responsibilities for peaceful, equitable and sustainable societies. Two...

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...

Costa Rica Joins Other 11 Latin America Countries In Demand For The Immediate End Of Violence In Nicaragua

Costa Rica on Monday joined Honduras, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay and Peru, all of them belonging to the Lima Group, as well as Uruguay and Ecuador, demanding the "immediate cessation of acts of violence, intimidation and threats" in Nicaragua and the...

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...

Honduran Dad Forcefully Split From Family Takes His Own Life

A Honduran father committed suicide in a Texas jail after being separated from his wife and child by U.S. immigration agents upon entering the country. He apparently suffered a breakdown and killed himself the day after being taken away from his family, according to...

UN Human Rights Council Condemns Sanctions Against Venezuela

The United Nations Human Rights Council (OHCHR ) has adopted a resolution proposed by the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries (NAM) condemning economic sanctions against Venezuela by the United States, Canada, the European Union and their allies. The United Nations Human Rights Council has adopted a resolution...

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...

More families fleeing Central America resettling in Mexico

The armed, masked gang members showed up on a motorcycle at the home in northern Honduras last fall with a stark warning for the occupants: Leave town within 24 hours, or else. Laura Maria Cruz Martinez, another single mother and the nine kids in their...

Costa Rica and Nicaragua Back In Court Over Dispute Of Borders

Q COSTA RICA - Costa Rica and Nicaragua are back in court again in their ever continuing dispute over borders. The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague ruled in 2015 over a dispute between the two countries regarding the small border territory known...

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...

Grecia is Rising to End Violence against Women

Q COSTA RICA,  Grecia, Alajuela – The United Nations has declared Wednesday, March 8, 2017, International Women’s Day. This is a day to reflect on progress made, call for change and end all forms of discrimination and violence against women and girls around the...

UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights to review Costa Rica

(Q24N) The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights is due to review Costa Rica on Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 September. Costa Rica is one of the 164 States that have ratified the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) and...

Christiana Figueres Throws In The Towel For UN’s Top Post

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rican's Christiana Figueres said Monday she has withdrawn her candidacy for the top post at the United Nations, after failing to find sufficient support at the Security Council. "All of the polls at the Security Council indicate that my candidacy does not...

Costa Rica’s Christiana Figueres Nominated Candidate To Be Next U.N. Secretary-general

It's official, Christiana Figueres is Costa Rica's candidate to to be the next secretary-general of the United Nations. Figueres, daughter of Jose Maria Figueres Ferrer, served as President of Costa Rica on three occasions: 1948–1949, 1953–1958, and 1970–1974 and during his term in office abolished...

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 the world finally waking up to intersex rights?

Q24N - "The surgeon’s approach was that I didn’t identify as a woman because I didn’t have a vagina,” says Mauro Cabral. After growing up in Argentina being treated as a girl, he discovered at the age of 14 that he didn’t have any...

NGOs Report Abuses Against Indigenous People in Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA) A new report issued Thursday by a group of Costa Rican non-governmental organizations denounced serious ongoing abuses on the indigenous minority in the country. “Despite the passage of over four years and little in the way of fundamental changes, Costa Rica's claims that it...

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