Multiple grants from United States

The United States is giving $1.3 million to eight Costa Rican non-profit organizations for education, personal development, new technology, language learning, nature conservation and sustainable development, the embassy said Thursday. Programs also will be designed to reduce delinquency and organized crime, it said.

The grants are part of the Central American Regional Security Initiative.

The United States also is giving the Policía de Fronteras boats to patrol waterways in the northern zone.

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