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Lawmakers mostly unsatisfied with work in their second year in office
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Lawmakers mostly unsatisfied with work in their second year in office

L. Arias - April 30, 2016

As the Legislative Assembly officially ends its second year in office Sunday, most party leaders agree that this past legislative session held very few highlights. Several legislative…

‘Impossible to stop’ construction of polemic legislative building, says Assembly president
Architecture in Chepe
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Architecture in Chepe
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‘Impossible to stop’ construction of polemic legislative building, says Assembly president

Michael Krumholtz - April 26, 2016

Demolitions are paving the way for construction of the new Legislative Assembly building in downtown San José, and there now seems to be no turning back from…

Architect defends controversial design for new Legislative Assembly building
Business
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Business
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Architect defends controversial design for new Legislative Assembly building

Michael Krumholtz - April 18, 2016

Architect Javier Salinas' plan for a looming, concrete tower to house Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly in downtown San José seems to get more criticism the closer the project…

Costa Rica postpones fiscal reform talks until next year
Business
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Business
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Costa Rica postpones fiscal reform talks until next year

L. Arias - December 1, 2015

Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly will not discuss any bills to create or increase taxes for the rest of the year, Presidency Minister Sergio Alfaro Salas announced Monday evening, following a…

Lawmakers approve 2016 national budget at ₡8 trillion
Legislative Assembly
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Legislative Assembly
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Lawmakers approve 2016 national budget at ₡8 trillion

L. Arias - November 27, 2015

Thanks to votes from a majority of opposition lawmakers on Thursday evening, the government of President Luis Guillermo Solís will get its requested budget for 2016, with no…

Costa Rica seeks to ban child beauty pageants
Crime
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Crime
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Costa Rica seeks to ban child beauty pageants

L. Arias - November 25, 2015

Lawmakers in the Legislative Assembly's Commission on Childhood, Adolescence and Youth on Tuesday approved the drafting of two bills aimed at expanding the rights and protection of minors in Costa Rica.…

Crash victims’ relatives ask lawmakers to table bill to eliminate prison sentences for blocking roads during protests
Business
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Business
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Crash victims’ relatives ask lawmakers to table bill to eliminate prison sentences for blocking roads during protests

L. Arias - July 29, 2015

Relatives of two women who died in a car crash in Alajuela earlier this month on Tuesday publicly called for the dismissal of a bill to replace…

Medical pot, gay civil unions and IVF among Costa Rica president’s priorities for upcoming legislative session
Health
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Health
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Medical pot, gay civil unions and IVF among Costa Rica president’s priorities for upcoming legislative session

Zach Dyer - July 29, 2015

In vitro fertilization, same-sex civil unions, medical marijuana and new taxes are among Casa Presidencial’s upcoming priorities for the upcoming legislative session. Casa Presidencial presented its list…

Tragic boat accidents renew calls for navigation law
Legislative Assembly
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Legislative Assembly
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Tragic boat accidents renew calls for navigation law

Lindsay Fendt - May 11, 2015

Tall waves and high winds reportedly caused the barge carrying 180 tons of ammonium nitrate to capsize in early May in Costa Rica’s Pacific Gulf of Nicoya.…

Setback for Solís: Opposition parties gain control of Costa Rica’s legislative directorate
Legislative Assembly
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Legislative Assembly
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Setback for Solís: Opposition parties gain control of Costa Rica’s legislative directorate

L. Arias - May 1, 2015

Lawmakers from the ruling Citizen Action Party (PAC) and administration officials will have to step up their negotiating skills over the next year if they hope to pass their legislative agenda. Social Christian Unity Party lawmaker…

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