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Costa Rica withdraws from UN climate agreement

The Costa Rican Congress on Wednesday (1) blocked the ratification of an UN-backed environmental agreement after losing government support.

The treaty, known as the Escazu Agreement, was signed in 2018 in the Escazu region west of Costa Rica's capital when Carlos Alvarado was president.

He was replaced in May by Rodrigo Chaves, who opposed the agreement, saying Costa Rica already has sufficient environmental regulations.

The Escazu agreement provides a comprehensive . . .

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