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U.S. Navy Seeks Reduced Number Of Permits In Costa Rican Ports

June 27 2011

Costa Rica

American officials say they will request fewer docking permits for U.S. Navy vessels in Costa Rican ports, reports the Tico Times (San Jose, Costa Rica).

The proposal calls for reducing the number of U.S. Navy docking permits from 40 to 12.

The move is a response to a Costa Rican decision six months ago to deny docking permits for U.S. military ships on counter-drug missions.

U.S. Embassy officials said that no more than 10 Navy ships generally dock in a six-month period in...

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