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Elections 2018

U.S. congratulates Carlos Alvarado on his victory in Costa Rica

A State Department spokeswoman called Costa Rica's elections a model for the region.

Catching up? Highlights from yesterday’s surprising Costa Rican election

A few of the highlights, videos and photos from an Election Day we won't soon forget.

Epsy Campbell will become Latin America’s first Afro-Latina vice president

Campbell will serve as vice president in the new Alvarado administration.

Meet Costa Rica’s 48th president, Carlos Alvarado

As the candidate for the PAC, he had to deal with the wear and tear on the current administration, whose image was hard hit by a corruption scandal as well as by increasing violence.

Carlos Alvarado’s victory speech: ‘This election held up a mirror to Costa Rica’

Carlos Alvarado addressed an ecstatic crowd in San Pedro, east of San José.
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