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UN Secretary-General on his way to Costa Rica, Nicaragua today

UN Secretary-General on his way to Costa Rica, Nicaragua today

July 29th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is scheduled to depart New York this morning for a trip to Costa Rica and Nicaragua, a UN spokesperson told reporters yesterday.…

Latin America’s military is making a comeback

It was a momentous day for Latin America: On March 11, 1990, Augusto Pinochet, the region’s last military dictator, finally handed power to an elected civilian president.Since then, democracy has…

UN sanctions operator of N. Korean ship caught smuggling arms in Panama

UN sanctions operator of N. Korean ship caught smuggling arms in Panama

July 29th, 2014 (VOA) The United Nations imposed sanctions on the operator of a North Korean ship seized last year by Panama while trying to smuggle arms from Cuba. The Security…

UPDATE: Former president Laura Chinchilla loses civil, criminal case against businessman

UPDATE: Former president Laura Chinchilla loses civil, criminal case against businessman

July 21st, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) A three-judge panel acquitted businessman and prominent hotelier, Alberto Rodriguez Baldi on criminal defamation charges and threw out a civil case against the man brought by…

Chinchilla legal team seeks ¢100 million, 60 days in jail for Baldi; judgment expected today

Chinchilla legal team seeks ¢100 million, 60 days in jail for Baldi; judgment expected today

EDITOR’S NOTE: A three-judge panel acquitted Baldi this morning.  Click here for the latest update. July 21st, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Former president Laura Chinchilla’s legal team is seeking 60 days in…

Putin denies Cuba spy base to be reopened

Russian President Vladimir Putin is denying media reports that he will reopen a Soviet-era base in Cuba used to spy on the United States.…

Costa Rica demands environmental studies of planned Nicaragua canal

Costa Rica demands environmental studies of planned Nicaragua canal

July 15th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) The Government of Costa Rica is demanding assurances that the planned $40 billion “mega canal” in Nicaragua will not affect the flow or navigability of the…

Former president Laura Chinchilla says she is not a thief or a millionaire

Former president Laura Chinchilla says she is not a thief or a millionaire

July 15th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Former president of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla said in court yesterday that she is “not a thief” and has “stolen nothing from Costa Rica,” as the…

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