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Less-than-impressive: It’s been a year of few achievements by Costa Rica’s Legislative Assembly
Legislative Assembly
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Legislative Assembly
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Less-than-impressive: It’s been a year of few achievements by Costa Rica’s Legislative Assembly

L. Arias - May 1, 2015

In its first year of work, the most fragmented Legislative Assembly in the past two decades – not surprisingly – performed worse than even lawmakers had expected. And infrastructure…

Why May 1 is much more than Labor Day for Costa Rica’s government
Legislative Assembly
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Legislative Assembly
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Why May 1 is much more than Labor Day for Costa Rica’s government

L. Arias - May 1, 2015

You won't find Costa Rica's lawmakers marching in the streets or grilling steaks at the beach on this May 1. After the general election held on the first…

Legislative Assembly reverses order restricting access to information
Legislative Assembly
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Legislative Assembly
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Legislative Assembly reverses order restricting access to information

L. Arias - March 12, 2015

The Legislative Assembly’s directorate this week reversed a controverial gag order prohibiting officials from giving information or statements to the press without approval by the Assembly’s executive director.…

Liberation lawmaker claims recent Assembly policies limit press freedom
Legislative Assembly
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Legislative Assembly
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Liberation lawmaker claims recent Assembly policies limit press freedom

L. Arias - February 12, 2015

National Liberation Party (PLN) lawmaker Rolando González Ulloa on Wednesday morning filed an appeal with the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, that challenges…

Former Broad Front Party lawmaker Ronal Vargas Araya wants his job back
Legislative Assembly
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Legislative Assembly
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Former Broad Front Party lawmaker Ronal Vargas Araya wants his job back

L. Arias - February 11, 2015

Former Broad Front Party legislator Ronal Vargas Araya on Tuesday evening filed a request before the Supreme Elections Tribunal (TSE) to annul a resignation letter he submitted last…

Costa Rican lawmaker resigns following accusations of sexual harassment
Legislative Assembly
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Legislative Assembly
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Costa Rican lawmaker resigns following accusations of sexual harassment

L. Arias - February 6, 2015

Broad Front Party lawmaker Ronal Vargas Araya on Thursday afternoon brought his colleagues in the Legislative Assembly to tears when he announced that he had submitted a letter of resignation to the…

Costa Rican lawmakers pass 2015 budget without a single cut in spending
Legislative Assembly
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Legislative Assembly
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Costa Rican lawmakers pass 2015 budget without a single cut in spending

L. Arias - November 30, 2014

After five hours of negotiations and heated discussions, 27 of 49 lawmakers at 8:10 p.m. voted to pass President Luis Guillermo Solís' budget proposal for next year,…

Budget talks extend to Saturday after lawmakers fail to reach deal
Legislative Assembly
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Legislative Assembly
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Budget talks extend to Saturday after lawmakers fail to reach deal

L. Arias - November 28, 2014

Budget talks ended in a stalemate Thursday at the Legislative Assembly, with Assembly Vice President Marcela Guerrero adjourning the session at 6 p.m. without a deal. Costa Rica's Constitution states that…

Costa Rican lawmakers reject 2015 budget, Assembly president passes it anyway
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Legislative Assembly
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Costa Rican lawmakers reject 2015 budget, Assembly president passes it anyway

L. Arias - November 25, 2014

In a tight 25-26 vote, lawmakers on Monday afternoon voted in a first round of debate against the proposed national budget for next year in a hectic session marked by controversy and heated…

Culture Ministry won’t budge on Legislative Assembly building permits
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Arts and Culture
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Culture Ministry won’t budge on Legislative Assembly building permits

L. Arias - August 5, 2014

Culture Minister Elizabeth Fonseca on Monday rejected another request by the Legislative Assembly's directorate to approve building permits for a new Assembly complex in downtown San José, at the legislature's current…

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