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Political and electoral crisis in Costa Rica? The collapse of the two-party system and the rise of the right-wing

Costa Rica enjoys international recognition, among other things, for its stable democracy; for its protected natural resources and rich natural diversity; for the abolition of the army 76 years ago; for democratic elections, and for stable changes of government every…

Costa Rica uses artificial intelligence to combat hate speech

Costa Rica will be the first Central American nation to use artificial intelligence to combat hate speech and discrimination. The National Artificial Intelligence Strategy was developed with the support of the United Nations country team, according to the United Nations…

Peace, environmental protection, integration – Costa Rica a model State for Latin America?

Costa Rica went its own way: without an army, but with investments in education and health, a sustainable economy and an open society, Costa Rica became a model state in Latin America. Costa Rica is one of the most prosperous,…

Escazú Agreement – the Legislative Assembly’s shelving of a landmark regional treaty adopted in Costa Rica in 2018 under its leadership

On 1st February last, the Costa Rican Legislative Assembly decided not to keep the file on the Escazu Agreement, which had been submitted to it in February 2019 (see, among many news cables, this cable from the EFE news agency…

The White-West’s Energy Manipulation Game Continues

On July 5, 2022, European Union lawmakers voted to allow natural gas and nuclear energy to be labeled as green investments, ignoring all research that shows the destructive impact of these energies on our environment. The risk from nuclear energy…

Presentation of the First Multiethnic and Multicultural Latin American March for Nonviolence

On July 18, the First Latin American Multiethnic and Pluricultural March for Nonviolence was presented virtually. It was an initial presentation that marked the starting point of multiple activities prior to the date on which the march will take place,…

Costa Rica’s active role in disarmament: a case for demilitarization

December 1 marked the 72nd anniversary of Costa Rica’s extraordinary decision to abolish its armed forces.  Dr. Carlos Umaña, a Costa Rican from the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), explains the background and reflects on the meaning of…

International community rallies to support open research and science to fight COVID-19

WHO and Costa Rica launch landmark COVID-19 Technology Access Pool Thirty countries and multiple international partners and institutions have signed up to support the COVID-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP) an initiative aimed at making vaccines, tests, treatments and other health…

Ellen ‘t Hoen on the initiative of a global patent pool to combat covid-19

Ellen ‘t Hoen, is a lawyer who has been advocating for public health issues for more than 30 years, specializing in policies related to the pharmaceutical industry and intellectual property. She has worked as a consultant to governments, international organizations…

The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons premieres in Madrid

In a final event to mark Pressenza’s 10th birthday. Photos Ariel Brocchieri On Monday 23 September, as advertised, the documentary “The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons” premiered in Spain, in Madrid, at the historic Cine Doré, and was…

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