Special Presidential Advisor for the Americas Dodd’s Travel to Belize and Costa Rica

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JANUARY 17, 2024 Special Presidential Advisor (SPA) for the Americas Christopher J. Dodd will travel to Belize and Costa Rica January 17-20. In Belize, SPA Dodd will meet with Prime Minister Briceño, Foreign Minister Fonseca, and members of the business community. In Costa Rica, SPA Dodd will meet with …

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Deputy Secretary Verma’s Meeting with Costa Rican President Chaves

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON DECEMBER 14, 2023 On December 14, Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Richard Verma and Costa Rican President Rodrigo Chaves Robles met to advance shared priorities and cooperation on regional and global issues. Deputy Secretary Verma, Costa Rican Foreign Minister Arnoldo Andre, and President Chaves discussed the …

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Deputy Secretary Verma Leads High-Level Strategic Dialogue in Costa Rica

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON DECEMBER 14, 2023   Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Richard Verma and Costa Rican Foreign Minister Arnoldo Andre led the first U.S.-Costa Rica High-Level Strategic Dialogue (HLSD), in San Jose on December 14. Building on the productive August 29 bilateral meeting between President Biden and President …

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U.S. Embassy Refurbishes Park in Puntarenas 

The Montes de Oro, Puntarenas, neighborhood has a new park thanks to a U.S. Embassy donation.  The U.S. Embassy Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) donated a new playground and recreation area, which included a swing set, climbing equipment, benches, and picnic tables. The donation provided significant grounds work.   The donation is …

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United States Supports Altos de Cajon School

The U.S. Southern Command Human Assistance Program, through the U.S. Embassy Office of Defense Representative, donated USD $16,000 in supplies to the Altos de Cajon School in Grecia. New resources include 60 desks, an interactive screen that will connect students with digital technology and innovation, and Books to improve reading comprehension and oral expression. This …

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U.S. Embassy Program Prepares Limonense High School Students for College

The U.S. Embassy announced the new program College Horizon Outreach Program (CHOP) developed jointly with the Foundation for Sustainability and Equity (Aliarse) for 20 students from the Limón Mario Bourne High School and 20 students from the Shiroles Indigenous High School. “This program is a promise of hope, a symbol of dedication, and a commitment …

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Deputy Secretary Verma Travels to Atlanta, Costa Rica, and Brazil

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON DECEMBER 8, 2023   Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Richard R. Verma will travel to Atlanta, Georgia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and San Jose, Costa Rica December 11-14.  In Atlanta, he will underscore U.S. anti-corruption priorities at the U.S.-hosted tenth session of the Conference of the …

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For the first time, Canine Police Has Its Own Veterinarian Clinic

The U.S. Embassy coordinated with the Costa Rican Ministry of Justice to establish the first veterinarian clinic of the Penitentiary Police K-9 Unit. It will also serve other police corps K-9 units. The embassy provided the construction materials, and the ministry supplied the labor through its prison work program. In this clinic, canine agents will …

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Peace Corps Celebrates 60 Years in Costa Rica with New Volunteers

The Peace Corps celebrates the 60th anniversary of its arrival in Costa Rica with the swearing-in of 26 new volunteers who will work on Youth Development and Community Economic Development projects. The U.S. volunteers will serve for two years in rural communities in Puntarenas, Guanacaste, Heredia, Cartago, Alajuela, and San José. The group includes people between …

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Readout of President Joe Biden’s Meeting with President Rodrigo Chaves Robles of Costa Rica

Release Date Tue, 08/29/2023 President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. met with President Rodrigo Chaves Robles of Costa Rica at the White House today to expand the partnership between the United States and Costa Rica. During the meeting, the leaders committed to drive inclusive, equitable, and sustainable growth in the region through the  Americas Partnership for Economic Prosperity . Within this …

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CBP moves closer to full Global Entry partnership with Costa Rica

Release Date Tue, 08/29/2023 WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection signed a Joint Statement of Cooperation today to formally initiate negotiations to include Costa Rica among the Global Entry foreign partner countries, an initiative that expedites entry procedures into U.S. ports of entry. The signing took place today at the Costa Rican Embassy. Attendees included …

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Statement from Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on the Bilateral Meeting Between President Joe Biden and President Rodrigo Chaves Robles

White House – Press Release August 23, 2023 Statement from Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on the Bilateral Meeting Between President Joe Biden and President Rodrigo Chaves Robles of Costa Rica On Tuesday, August 29, President Biden will host President Rodrigo Chaves Robles of Costa Rica for a bilateral meeting at the White House. During the …

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United States Helps Strengthen Costa Rica’s Cybersecurity  

U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) Commander General Laura Richardson and Costa Rican President Rodrigo Chaves announced a security assistance project that will allow the Ministry of Public Security to establish a Cybersecurity Operations Center by 2026.  The $9.8 million initiative includes state-of-the-art equipment, specialized training and logistical assistance from the United States of America.  The U.S. …

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Scholarship Alumni Conference Forges new U.S.-Costa Rica Ties

A group of 200 Costa Rican former U.S. government scholarship recipients met to talk about current issues and create an association that helps them work together for Costa Rica’s wellbeing as well as strengthen U.S.-Costa Rica relations.  Participating alumni hailed from more than five decades of programs in a variety of fields. U.S. Ambassador Cynthia …

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Partnership with Costa Rica to Explore Semiconductor Supply Chain Opportunities

Press Release Friday, July 14, 2023 The State Department will partner with the Government of Costa Rica to explore opportunities to diversify and grow the global semiconductor ecosystem and create a more transparent, secure, and sustainable global semiconductor value chain. This partnership is enabled by the International Technology Security and Innovation Fund (“ITSI” Fund”), created …

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United States Opens Safe Spaces in Limón 

Limón residents have four new Safe Spaces where they receive lessons to develop their skills in arts, music, and sports.  U.S. Ambassador Cynthia Telles officially inaugurated the spaces, which were funded by the U.S. Embassy’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) and are located in Matina, Siquirres, Sixaola, and Limoncito.   “Limón is a province with a lot …

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Limón Will Have New Coast Guard Station and Dock in JAPDEVA

On June 30, the U.S. Embassy, the Ministry of Public Security, and the Board of Port Administration and Economic Development of the Atlantic Coast (JAPDEVA) officially announced the signing of an agreement that will allow the construction of a new Coast Guard Station and a dock at JAPDEVA’s facilities in Moín, Limón. “These projects are …

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United States and Costa Rica Announce Juntos por Limón

On June 30, U.S. Ambassador Cynthia Telles and Minister of Public Security Mario Zamora announced Juntos por Limón (Together for Limón), a joint effort between the United States and Costa Rica to bring more prosperity and security to the Costa Rican Caribbean province. Juntos por Limón reflects the U.S. commitment to strengthen public security and …

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United States Opens Safe Spaces in Limón 

Limón residents have four new Safe Spaces where they receive lessons to develop their skills in arts, music, and sports.  U.S. Ambassador Cynthia Telles officially inaugurated the spaces, which were funded by the U.S. Embassy’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) and are located in Matina, Siquirres, Sixaola, and Limoncito.   “Limón is a province with a lot …

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United States and UNHCR Donate Vans to Assist Refugees

The U.S. Embassy and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) donated two equipped vans to serve people who have applied for refugee status but are unable to continue in-person service at designated UNHCR centers. The Costa Rican General Migration Directorate will use the vehicles to provide services in communities that are difficult to …

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English Teachers Improve Their Skills   

“As English teachers, you build the foundation for your students’ development.  Your teachings will open employment and academic doors for them.  You are their mentors, and your participation in this conference strengthens your skills”.  With these words, U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Michael Flores highlighted the importance of the 38th National Conference for Teachers …

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U.S.-Costa Rica Joint Commitment to Address the Hemispheric Challenge of Irregular Migration

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JUNE 12, 2023 The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and Costa Rica. Begin Text On the occasion of the one-year anniversary of the Los Angeles Declaration on Migration and Protection and in furtherance of our strong bilateral partnership, the United States and …

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Ambassador at Large Fick’s Travel to Costa Rica, Panama, and Colombia

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JUNE 2, 2023 From June 5 to 9, Ambassador at Large for Cyberspace and Digital Policy (CDP) Nathaniel C. Fick will travel to Costa Rica, Panama, and Colombia for meetings with government and industry leaders, as well as members of civil society. Ambassador Fick will meet with counterparts to …

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Peace Corps Volunteers Will Teach English in Costa Rican Public Schools

Students from Puntarenas, Cartago, Alajuela, and San José will learn English thanks to the lessons that a group of 28 Peace Corps Volunteers will teach over the course of the next two years, in close coordination with the Ministry of Public Education. U.S. Ambassador Cynthia Telles highlighted the importance of the contributions made by the …

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Ambassador to the United Nations Participated in the Second Summit for Democracy in Costa Rica

The United States Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Linda Thomas-Greenfield led the U.S. delegation that participated in the second Summit for Democracy organized by the United States. Costa Rica co-hosted the summit, together with the Netherlands, the Republic of Korea, and the Republic of Zambia. Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield participated in activities held in San José, …

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Nonimmigrant Visa Fee Increases

Press Release Publication of Final Rule on Nonimmigrant Visa Fee Increases The Department of State is committed to facilitating legitimate travel to the United States for both immigrant and nonimmigrant travelers. The Department of State published a Final Rule regarding increases to certain nonimmigrant visa application (NIV) processing fees and the Border Crossing Card (BCC) for …

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United States Donates Early Childhood Stimulation Kits to 1,800 Families

The United States Government and UNICEF Costa Rica donated 1,800 kits with learning materials to families belonging to the National Care and Children Development Network (REDCUDI). The resources will allow children ages 0 through 6 to play and perform activities that support skills improvement in different developmental areas. The kits were distributed in state-funded childcare …

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DHS Announces New Migration Enforcement Process for Venezuelans

Release Date: October 12, 2022 Venezuelans who seek to enter the U.S. illegally will be returned to Mexico; New lawful pathway created for some Venezuelans WASHINGTON – Today, as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s ongoing work to build a fair, orderly, and secure immigration system, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is announcing joint actions …

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Conferencia Centroamericana de Comercio se realizará en Costa Rica

Invitación para la prensa La Embajada de Estados Unidos invita a la ceremonia de apertura de la Conferencia Centroamericana de Comercio. ¿Cuándo? Lunes 22 de agosto del 2022 ¿A qué hora?  8:30 a.m. ¿Dónde?  Hotel Real Intercontinental, Salón Real 3. La Subsecretaria de Comercio Internacional de Estados Unidos, Marisa Lago; la Embajadora de Estados Unidos, Cynthia …

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Under Secretary Lago to Lead Trade Mission to Central America

WASHINGTON – Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Marisa Lago will lead a trade mission of 32 U.S. companies to Central America from August 18-22 to promote U.S. exports in the region and strengthen bilateral commercial relations. The Central America Trade Mission and Business Conference will bring together U.S. businesses with pre-screened distributors, sales …

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Remarks by Ambassador Cynthia Telles on Independence Day

Welcome and good evening to all. Honorable President of the Republic Rodrigo Chaves, President of the Supreme Electoral Court Eugenia Zamora, Vice President Mary Munive, interim President of the Supreme Court Patricia Solano, interim Chancellor Christian Guillermet, Ministers of the State, Ambassadors, Deputies, and very distinguished guests, it is an honor to join you all …

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Students from La Carpio Surf Safer on the Internet

The bilingual magazine Paper Boat: Exploring my Digital World is now in hands of a group of La Carpio students to learn early in childhood about how to prevent fake news and to safely surf the Internet. This magazine is the result of a partnership between the U.S. Embassy and journalist Alberto Barrantes, who received …

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United States and Costa Rica Sign Migration Arrangement

U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica Cynthia Telles; the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas; and Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado signed an arrangement establishing reciprocal commitments to work collaboratively on migration and protection issues. This arrangement seeks to generate options to strengthen Costa Rica’s Migration Police and Border Police in all their capacities, strengthen …

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$1 Billion in New U.S. Security Assistance for Ukraine This Week

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MARCH 16, 2022 In recent days, Russia has escalated its premeditated, unprovoked, and unjustified war on Ukraine, striking hospitals, demolishing schools, leveling civilian infrastructure, and killing hundreds of civilians. As Ukrainian forces bravely continue to combat Russia’s renewed invasion, the United States and its Allies and partners …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: Certain Colones Bills to be withdrawn from Circulation February 1, 2022

Message to U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy San Jose (January 27, 2022) Location:  Costa Rica Subject:  Certain Colones Bills to be withdrawn from Circulation February 1, 2022 On February 1, 2022, the Costa Rican government will be withdrawing ¢20,000 colones bills printed on cotton paper from circulation.  This represents an extension from the previous deadline.  The old …

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United States Supports Women Entrepreneurs and Students in Costa Rica

The U.S. Embassy’s support allows 69 students from science high schools and public teaching centers that are part of the Ministry of Public Education’s National STEAM Education Strategy to participate in the virtual Central American STEAM Women in Science camp. In addition, 120 women entrepreneurs are participating in the 2022 version of the Academy of …

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COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Information for Air Travelers

For comprehensive information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/proof-of-vaccination.html# . 1. Who must be vaccinated to travel to the United States? If you are a non-U.S. citizen, non-U.S. immigrant, you must be fully vaccinated to travel to the United States by plane. Only limited exceptions apply. The vaccination requirement does not apply …

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Fact Sheet: Biden Administration Releases Additional Detail for Implementing a Safer, More Stringent International Air Travel System

OCTOBER 25, 2021• STATEMENTS AND RELEASES As we continue to work to protect people from COVID-19, today, the Biden Administration is releasing additional detail around implementation of the new international air travel policy requiring foreign national travelers to the United States to be fully vaccinated. This updated policy puts in place an international travel system that is stringent, …

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Costa Rican Students Awarded with a Scholarship to Study in the United States

Costa Rican Students Awarded with a Scholarship to Study in the United States   Artificial Intelligence, cybersecurity, robotics, networks, and telecommunications are the main areas of interest of eight students from technical high schools and public high schools that are part of the International Baccalaureate program who were awarded with scholarships to study at community …

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United States Supports Costa Rica to Purchase Police Vessels

U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires (CdA) Gloria Berbena highlights the United States’ role in the Ministry of Public Security’s purchase of three vessels from the U.S. company Metal Shark, a firm specialized in the design of vessels for law enforcement purposes. CdA Berbena indicated that for decades both Costa Rica and the United States have fought …

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Cessna Grand Caravan Added to Ministry of Public Security’s Aerial Fleet

With the assistance of the United States, the Aerial Surveillance Service (SVA) is adding a new aircraft to facilitate law enforcement and counter-narcotics operations and a new hangar for the U.S. embassy-supported fleet of four UH-1ST helicopters that participate in counter-narcotics operations. The Cessna Grand Caravan will support the Ministry of Public Security Air Surveillance …

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Modernization of the Murcielago Police Training Center

The U.S. Embassy supports the professionalization of Costa Rican police forces. Thanks to this support and a donation of more than USD $1 million, the dormitories for female officers were remodeled and a 59-foot high rappelling tower was built at the Murcielago Police Training Center. “The work we do together is vital to ensuring the …

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Donation for Los Santos Mobile Quarantine Center

Donation for Los Santos Mobile Quarantine Center The Los Santos area has a mobile quarantine center for patients positive for Covid-19 who cannot fulfill a quarantine in their homes. Aware of the importance of this service for public health, the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) of the United States Embassy San …

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Sirens and Signals in Case of Tsunami

The donation of five sirens and 300 signals indicating where to go in case of a tsunami will help Quepos, Tivives, Jaco and Esterillos be better prepared to face such natural disasters. This project is the result of the joint work of the U.S. Embassy Office of Defense Representative Humanitarian Assistance Program and the Costa …

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Students and Professors Receive Supplies for Their Return to the Classrooms

The Office of Defense Representative’s Humanitarian Assistance Program, the Humanitarian Assistance Bureau of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) are assisting Costa Rican students and professors so that  they have personal hygiene supplies when they return to in-person instruction in classrooms. U.S. SOUTHCOM Commander Admiral Craig …

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U.S. Embassy Donates School Supplies

Students from Pochotal School in Jaco received school supplies that will facilitate and improve their learning process. Thanks to the United States Embassy Office of Defense Representative Humanitarian Assistance Program, students have now iPads, scientific calculators, fans, tables, folding chairs, dry erase boards, backpacks, hand sanitizers, soccer balls, and other supplies valued at USD 15,000. …

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Indigenous Community Rey Curre Receives Donation from the U.S. Embassy

The U.S. Embassy donated personal protection equipment to nine schools from indigenous territories of the Brunca Region in the southern zone of Costa Rica. The donation done through the Office of Defense Representative Humanitarian Assistance Program includes hand washing stations, face shields, digital thermometers, paper towels, liquid soap, gel sanitizer, surgical masks, cloth masks, gloves, …

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The United States Donates Medical Supplies to Costa Rica

Tuesday, September 10, 2020 Press Release The U.S. Embassy donated medical supplies to the National Emergencies Committee (CNE) through the U.S. Southern Command Humanitarian Assistance Program. The donation includes: 40,300 surgical masks 6,700 N95 masks 6,000 face shields 165 portable hand washing stations 16 field tents for 16 people 10 field tents for 40 people. …

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Make Yourself Heard!

The Office of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) of the U.S. Embassy launched a special campaign to encourage youth to make themselves heard and raise their voice against domestic violence. The Campaign Make Yourself Heard: The Walls Do Not Speak, You Need To! explains what domestic violence is with clear messages on relationships …

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The United States Celebrates Costa Rica’s Coast Guard 20th Anniversary

As part of the celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Coast Guard, the U.S. Embassy announced the donation of the services of a special adviser to create the comprehensive 10-year strategic plan for Costa Rican Coast Guard Service, maintenance sheets, tutorial videos, and a commemorative book. The Costa Rican National Coast Guard Service of …

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Second Generation of the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs Graduates in Costa Rica

A group of 27 Costa Rican women entrepreneurs graduated from the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE). This program allowed this group of entrepreneurs to learn new skills, create business plans and explore fundamental topics to help their commercial activities grow as they build a better future for themselves, their families, and their communities. U.S. Ambassador …

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U.S. Embassy Donates Essential Equipment to Costa Rican CCSS

The United States Embassy -through the U.S. Southern Command Humanitarian Assistance Program- did the first of two donations of medical protection equipment to the Costa Rican Social Security Institution (CCSS). The equipment was purchased from local Costa Rican providers and it included: 9.700 medical gowns 57.000 pairs of surgical gloves. There will be a second …

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Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world!

Start by confirming your voter registration with your state.  Some states require absentee voters to register annually so you may need to re-register.  Go to  FVAP.gov  to connect to your state’s voter portal to register to vote, request a ballot, and more.  Once you confirm your registration, follow a few simple steps to vote in the …

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Principal Deputy Assistance Secretary Julie Chung Visits Costa Rica

Principal Deputy Assistance Secretary (PDAS) Julie Chung visited Costa Rica for the first time to discuss top U.S.-Costa Rican priorities, such as security, trade and foreign policy. During her official three-day visit, PDAS Chung met with Costa Rican government officials and visited several U.S. companies in Costa Rica. “Costa Rica and the United States share …

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Fraud Alert – U.S. Embassy San Jose

Fraud Alert – U.S. Embassy San Jose December 10, 2019 Location: Costa Rica, nationwide Event:  American Citizen Services has received reports from U.S. citizens living in Costa Rica reporting telephone calls from individuals purporting to work for the U.S Embassy in San Jose.  The callers state the Embassy is updating profiles of U.S. citizens for the Costa …

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The United States Continues to Support Costa Rica’s Fight against Drug Trafficking by Donating Eight Canines

The U.S. Embassy through its Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) donated eight canines to Costa Rica’s police forces. The official donation took place during the promotion ceremony of the National Police Academy, where U.S. Ambassador Sharon Day highlighted that the curriculum of the Police Academy now includes a course on K-9 …

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U.S. Embassy San Jose Joins a Worldwide Initiative to Promote Clean Air!

U.S. Embassy San Jose is joining the worldwide initiative AirNow that provides real time data on air quality via the website  https://www.airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.global_summary . The U.S. Embassy has recently installed an air quality device that measures air quality in order to protect our health and contribute to air monitoring efforts by scientists and the Costa Rican government. …

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Message for U.S. Citizens:  Health Alert

Health Alert –U.S. Embassy San Jose October 4, 2019 Location: Costa Rica Information:  Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and other respiratory viruses tend to be very common in Costa Rica from May through September. Respiratory Syncytial Virus causes more serious health problems in children under 1 year of age, and up to two years of age.   A child with …

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Message for U.S. Citizens:  Consular Outreach Event in Tamarindo

Embassy San Jose is pleased to announce the upcoming Consular event – routine services for U.S. citizens in Tamarindo. Our Consular staff will be on hand to provide the below services in Tamarindo at the date and times indicated and to answer questions. To RSVP for passport renewals, notary services, and federal benefits inquiries, please …

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Message for U.S. Citizens:  Consular Outreach Event in Tilaran

Embassy San Jose is pleased to announce the upcoming Consular event – routine services for U.S. citizens in Tilaran. Our Consular staff will be on hand to provide the below services in Tilaran at the date and times indicated and to answer questions. To RSVP for passport renewals, notary services, and federal benefits inquiries, please …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Outreach Event in Perez Zeledon – September 26 , 2019

Embassy San Jose is pleased to announce the upcoming Consular event – routine services for U.S. citizens in Perez Zeledon. Our Consular staff will be on hand to provide the below services in Perez Zeledon at the date and times indicated and to answer questions. To RSVP for passport renewals, notary services, and federal benefits …

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Municipalities Have New Motorcycles to Protect Their Communities

The Bureau of International Narcotics Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) donated six Suzuki DR-650 motorcycles to the municipalities of Alajuelita, Mora and Desamparados. Each municipality received two motorcycles that, according to mayors, will support and improve their citizen security programs.

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Six Talented Costa Ricans Will Study for Two Years in the United States

CRUSA Foundation announced the names of the six Costa Rican students that will study two years at U.S. Community Colleges on a full scholarship. The grantees are: Alison Agüero Sánchez Raquel Angulo Morales Amanda McNeil Huertas Geovanny Romero Jiménez Diego Martínez Gutiérrez Brayner Jirón Arias. Each of the grantees studies at either a professional technical …

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First National City Planning Meeting

The U.S. Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) organized the first national city planning encounter, a space to reflect on the importance of social inclusion and a space to impact people’s lives positively. INL has invested $140,000 in this project and expects to invest half a million dollars more in the upcoming years …

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Mission Accomplished!

The USNS Comfort hospital ship visited Costa Rica from July 21-29 to provide free medical attention in Chacarita and Barranca, Puntarenas. The humanitarian mission of the ship concluded with excellent results: the Comfort staff attended 5,548 patients, performed 138 surgeries aboard and transformed thousands of lives. Over five days of medical attention, the ship specialists …

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Costa Rica Launches the Academy for Women Entrepreneur

The Academy for Women Entrepreneur (AWE) is an initiative that empowers women around the world and it is available now for 30 women entrepreneur in Costa Rica. Participants in this initiative will receive personalized guidance, visit companies, and have the opportunity to receive non-reimbursement funds to invest and in addition to strengthen their businesses, participants …

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News Release: USNS Comfort Mission Stops Announced

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Operations Release No: 19-008 May 23, 2019 MIAMI – The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) will return for another deployment to South America, Central America, and the Caribbean mid-June to begin a five-month medical assistance mission as a result of the humanitarian crisis created by the ongoing political and economic …

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Four Helicopters Donated by the U.S. Government Are Now Operational

Four helicopters arrived in Costa Rica nearly a month ago as part of a two-year program between Costa Rica and the U.S. Embassy. The Costa Rican government will use these aircrafts to enhance their fight against illegal drug trafficking and increase the country’s capability to attend to crisis related to natural disasters. During this two-year …

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Interceptors Enhance Security in Costa Rica

The Bureau for Antinarcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) donated the two 38’ interceptors, equipped with state of the art technology to the Costa Rican National Coast Guard Service. The two vessels are valued at USD 750,000 each. With this donation, the Costa Rican National Coast Guard Service will have an increased capacity to survey …

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Play Like a Girl

The U.S. Embassy is aware of the importance of sports to generate a real and longstanding change in lives of those practicing them. In order to support young Costa Ricans to work as a tem, solve conflicts and develop their communication skills, we developed the program Play like a Girl with which we reached more …

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Back to Normal Business!

Embassy San Jose reports the situation has been resolved and normal operations have resumed. Those clients with routine and prescheduled appointments may present themselves for services as planned. Anyone who needs to reschedule an appointment from this morning, or U.S. citizens with unscheduled emergencies in need of Consular services, may contact the Embassy via 2519-2000 …

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For your security, for our security

Embassy San Jose has received credible information regarding an evolving security situation in the vicinity of the U.S. Embassy in Pavas, specifically at the Plaza del Oeste shopping center across the street from the main Embassy entrance. Embassy San Jose directs all individuals with routine and prescheduled appointments today to reschedule. Those U.S. citizens with …

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