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Inspiring Students

It has been two years since the U.S. Embassy and Costa Rica inaugurated the TeachHer Initiative, which aims to provide high school girls better education opportunities related to science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM). The U.S. Ambassador Sharon Day, and Minister of Public Education Edgar Mora joined parents, professors and classmates to hear from ...
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Human Rights Day

 Statement by Secretary Pompeo December 10, 2018 Human Rights Day   Seventy years ago, the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Emerging from a world war that shocked humanity with its cruelty, the sovereign nations of the world united to specify those rights that are inherent to all persons, and committed to ...
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International Anticorruption Day

Statement by Secretary Pompeo December 7, 2018 Corruption facilitates transnational crime, fuels terrorism, obstructs economic growth and development, weakens the rule of law, and undermines democracy. Ultimately, it endangers our national security. That is why, as we look ahead to International Anticorruption Day on December 9, we pledge to continue working with our partners to prevent ...
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Medical Attention Arrived to Punta Burica

Punta Burica, Costa Rica Over four days, professionals from the United States and Costa Rica provided free medical attention to 684 residents of Punta Burica as part of a humanitarian mission. These professionals reached the remote area of Punta Burica aboard U.S. helicopters. They examined patients, provided first aid, dentist services, and preventive health education. U.S. Ambassador ...
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Preschool Students Show Off Their English Proficiency

Heredia, November 27th, 2018 Through artistic and cultural presentations, more than 100 preschool students from 17 educational centers in Heredia participated in an English Festival and demonstrated at such a young age their love for learning English. U.S. Ambassador Sharon Day congratulated the 5 and 6 year-old children and reminded them the importance of practicing ...
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