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Costa Rica: An Overview [Updated May 27, 2022]   [open pdf - 583KB]

From the Document: "Costa Rica historically has been a bastion of political and economic stability in an often-turbulent region. The United States has worked closely with Costa Rica to address challenges in Central America and to advance shared values, such as democracy and human rights, worldwide. [...] The Biden Administration has sought to bolster ties with Costa Rica. In April 2022, the State Department congratulated Chaves on his election and expressed interest in working with the new government to advance common interests, including humane migration management and environmental protection. The Biden Administration also has expressed support for the Alliance for Development in Democracy--an informal arrangement among Costa Rica, Panama, and the Dominican Republic intended to accelerate post-pandemic economic recovery, foster sustainable development, and defend democracy and human rights throughout the region. The United States has donated 1.5 million COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] vaccine doses and more than $4 million in other pandemic-related aid to Costa Rica."

Report Number:
CRS In Focus, IF10908
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Date:
2022-05-27
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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