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INOLASA: 15 Years of Innovation to Protect the Environment

INOLASA, company devoted to the production and marketing of vegetable oils, soy lecithin and flour for animal consumption, began a transformation process in 2007 to reduce its carbon footprint by reducing the use of bunker fuel in its production process.   That year, the company emitted between 55,000 and 60,000 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per ...
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Launch of Pay.gov DS-82 Passport Renewal Online Fee Payment Program

Message for U.S. Citizens The Department of State is pleased to announce that U.S. Embassy San Jose will begin supporting online payment for DS-82 passport renewal fees.  Qualified applicants will no longer need to make an interview appointment at the U.S. Embassy.  Beginning March 21, 2022, passport applicants wishing to pay for their DS-82 renewal ...
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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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Ambassador Telles Officially Assumes Her Diplomatic Functions in Costa Rica

Presentation of credential letters to President Alvarado formalizes the beginning of Ambassador Telles’ work in the country She arrived in the country on March 8 and the next day she met with United States Embassy personnel, ​​to meet her work team. Nominated by President Biden and sworn in as United States Ambassador to Costa Rica ...
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