Costa Rica

  • Costa Rica Moves Its Embassy Back to Jerusalem

    Costa Rica today became the first country to move its embassy back to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. Israel regards this as a major diplomatic breakthrough and believes other countries will also return their embassies to Jerusalem. Costa Rica’s new president Luis Alberto Monge pledged to return his country’s embassy to Israel’s capital during his election… More ▸

  • Costa Rica Decides to Return Its Embassy to Jerusalem

    Costa Rica has decided to return its Embassy to Jerusalem. Formal word of this was released in San Jose. This action came within days of the inauguration of Costa Rica’s new President, Luis Alberto Monge. Moving his nation’s Embassy back to Jerusalem was one of the foreign policy planks in Monge’s election campaign platform. Costa… More ▸

  • Costa Rica Denies Plans to Move Its Embassy from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv

    Costa Rico’s Ambassador to Israel, Fernandes Pinto, denied today that his country has decided to join other Latin American countries and move its embassy from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv. The envoy was reacting to medic reports that his country would follow Venezuela and Uruguay, which have already decided to move their embassies in protest against… More ▸

  • Concern Overplo Presence in Costa Rica and Venezuela

    Costa Rica may be on the verge of abandoning its close friendship with Israel for the sake of Arab votes in the United Nations, the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith warned. According to two officials who have just returned from a fact-finding trip to Central America, high ranking Costa Rican officials received an Arab delegation… More ▸

  • Costa Rica Praises Israel’s Entebbe Mission. Urges UN Assembly to Act Immediately Against Terrorism

    Costa Rica today praised Israel for its rescue of hostages at Uganda’s Entebbe Airport and urged the United Nations General Assembly to act immediately to end international terrorism. “Enough of words, enough of hesitation.” Costa Rican Foreign Minister Gonzalo J. Facio told the Assembly. “What is needed is glorious acts such as Entebbe.” He said… More ▸

  • Costa Rica President Praises Israel

    Visiting Costa Rican President Daniel Oduber Quiros warmly praised Israel’s democratic socialism at a dinner in his honor here last night after addressing a special session of the Knesset. Toasting his host President Ephraim Katzir, he said: “You have sought progress and achieved, through energy and through science, the blooming of deserts….I want the same… More ▸

  • Israel and Costa Rica Sign Technical Cooperation Agreement

    A technical cooperation agreement was signed here today by Mrs. Golda Meir, Israel’s Foreign Minister, and Mario Gomez Calvo, Foreign Minister of Costa Rica. The agreement sets up a general framework in which Israeli and Costa Rican officials will negotiate specific projects. Israel has aided Costa Rica in such diverse fields as irrigation and civil… More ▸

  • Costa Rica and Israel Sign Cultural Agreement in San Jose

    A cultural treaty providing for a broad program of exchange of professors, students, publications and art, was signed here today between Israel and Costa Rica. President Francisco Orlich was present at formal ceremonies in the Presidential Palace here in which Costa Rican Foreign Minister Daniel Oduber Quiros signed for Costa Rica and Israeli Ambassador Joshua… More ▸