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With Zelaya's Return Prevented, Arias Steps Up as Mediator

Sunday, July 5, 2009  |  Carin Zissis

A stalemate continued after the interim government prevented deposed President Manuel Zelaya from landing his plane in Tegucigalpa. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met Zelaya and confirmed that Costa Rican President Óscar Arias agreed to mediate with hopes for a solution. ... Read More

Ticos Vote in Favor of DR-CAFTA

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

In a recent referendum, Costa Ricans narrowly voted in favor of joining the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement. Costa Rica,the first country to hold a public vote on whether to join, was deeply divided. During AS/COA's Latin American Cities Conference in San Salvador, participants discussed DR-CAFTA as an engine for Central American economic growth.  ... Read More