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Colombia’s big ugly election and the prospects for peace

Wiretaps. Drug-gang payoffs. Clandestine videos. Unspeakable insults. Photoshopped campaign pictures. For Colombia's voters, going to the polls on Sunday comes as a catharsis after the ugliness that has marred one of this year's most important presidential elections in Latin America.

Winning on the cheap: Solís campaign spent a quarter of what Araya spent in the last election

INTERACTIVE: Explore how the top five parties spent – or misspent – their money during Costa Rica's recent national elections.

Free tickets for Luis Guillermo Solís’ presidential inauguration will be available on Saturday only

The inauguration of President-elect Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera on May 8 will be open to the public, and the organizing committee will be handing out 23,000 free tickets to people interested in attending the ceremony.

Elections tribunal presents presidential credentials to Luis Guillermo Solís, who turns 56 today

In a brief 15-minute ceremony, Supreme Elections Tribunal President Luis Antonio Sobrado on Friday morning officially presented Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera with credentials declaring him the 47th president of Costa Rica.

A victory for the ages

An electoral mandate of such a magnitude as the one Costa Rica has just delivered to the Citizen Action Party’s Luis Guillermo Solís is impressive around the world.

President-elect Solis’ plan: Balance the budget and protect the environment without raising taxes

President-elect Luis Guillermo Solís promised to balance the budget without raising taxes, while investing in public transportation, environmental protection and increased economic opportunities for women. Originally released in December, the Citizen Action Party candidate’s plan contains a mix of centrist and progressive policy proposals.

Solís wins big but bigger challenges may be ahead, say analysts

Easily surpassing his goal of 1 million votes Sunday night, President-elect Luis Guillermo Solís has claimed a mandate to govern, but the realities of running a government still loom, analysts said on Monday.

Businesses in Costa Rica welcome president-elect Luis Guillermo Solís with a long wish list

Barely a few minutes after Supreme Elections Tribunal President Luis Antonio Sobrado announced the first results of Sunday's presidential runoff, several business-sector representatives began emailing President-elect Luis Guillermo Solís – with copies sent to members of the press – their lists of policy recommendations and needs.

Non-career politician Luis Guillermo Solís wins Costa Rica presidential runoff in a landslide

Opposition candidate Luis Guillermo Solís easily won Sunday’s runoff election, ushering in Costa Rica’s first third-party candidate in 44 years.

Opposition candidate and former historian Luis Guillermo Solís elected as Costa Rica’s next president

Political centrist Luis Guillermo Solís was elected president of Costa Rica in a runoff vote Sunday, becoming the first third-party candidate to win in decades.
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