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Elections 2014
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Araya’s downward spiral continues with latest ‘travel-gate’

Gary L. Lehring - April 3, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=km0LqVrJX14 Editor's note: In response to this Op-Ed piece, Costa Rican lawmaker-elect Antonio Álvarez Desanti has submitted a right of reply. Read that here.  Just when one…

Why Costa Rica will have a runoff election this weekend
Elections 2014
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Elections 2014
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Why Costa Rica will have a runoff election this weekend

Fo León - April 3, 2014

After National Liberation Party candidate Johnny Araya announced he was no longer campaigning for president in a second-round vote, many journalists and politicians questioned why a runoff…

Candidate Johnny Araya traveled to Panama with leading construction firm CEO to watch a soccer match
Elections 2014
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Elections 2014
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Candidate Johnny Araya traveled to Panama with leading construction firm CEO to watch a soccer match

L. Arias - April 2, 2014

Five days after being elected the presidential candidate of the ruling National Liberation Party (PLN), then-San José Mayor Johnny Araya flew to Panama in a private jet…

Joining the ranks of the hopeful
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Elections 2014
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Joining the ranks of the hopeful

Nancy De Lemos - April 1, 2014

A sea of happy people draped in flags of all sizes waited for the candidate, chanting the mantra that became a campaign slogan: “Con Costa Rica no…

Costa Rica’s runoff campaign season ended Sunday with Solís pressing supporters to get out and vote
Elections 2014
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Elections 2014
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Costa Rica’s runoff campaign season ended Sunday with Solís pressing supporters to get out and vote

The Tico Times - March 31, 2014

Costa Rica’s second-ever presidential runoff campaign came to an end Sunday evening, but only one party created much fanfare about the deadline. Front-runner Luis Guillermo Solís of…

Elections 2014
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The light at the end of the election

Gary L. Lehring - March 29, 2014

A month is an eternity in politics. Today it is difficult to remember when Johnny Araya was actually campaigning to be president. It is even more difficult…

Costa Rica’s two top political parties agree to runoff presidential debate, with or without candidates
Business
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Business
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Costa Rica’s two top political parties agree to runoff presidential debate, with or without candidates

The Tico Times - March 27, 2014

It looks like political junkies are going to get their last big fix before Costa Rica’s historic presidential runoff election on April 6. The National Liberation Party…

Raising chickens on the ‘Ruta de Alegría’
Elections 2014
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Elections 2014
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Raising chickens on the ‘Ruta de Alegría’

Gary L. Lehring - March 26, 2014

The slow but steady drumbeat for Luis Guillermo Solís to announce his Cabinet is quickening as we near the April 6 presidential runoff election. With Johnny Araya’s…

Crime
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National Liberation Party faces vote-buying allegation, investigation

The Tico Times - March 20, 2014

The ruling National Liberation Party (PLN) is facing allegations of vote-buying leading up to the Feb. 2 first-round election, Radio Monumental reported on Wednesday. Monumental reported that…

Proudly PLN?
Elections 2014
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Elections 2014
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Proudly PLN?

Gary L. Lehring - March 19, 2014

Following the suspension of presidential candidate Johnny Araya’s campaign, the National Liberation Party has wasted little time in interring his name with his bones. The new social…