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Lawmakers vote to curb their own salaries
Legislative Assembly
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Legislative Assembly
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Lawmakers vote to curb their own salaries

L. Arias - June 11, 2014

Beginning in 2015, Costa Rican lawmakers will receive only one pay raise per year – not two – according to reforms approved Tuesday in a first-round debate…

A new era for Costa Rica’s Legislative Assembly?
Legislative Assembly
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Legislative Assembly
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A new era for Costa Rica’s Legislative Assembly?

Fabiola Pomareda - May 7, 2014

The election of Costa Rica’s legislative directorate last week brought with it the creation of a new political bloc composed of the Citizen Action Party (PAC), the…

So unfair! Justo and colleagues won’t be getting fancy lawmaker pensions
Legislative Assembly
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Legislative Assembly
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So unfair! Justo and colleagues won’t be getting fancy lawmaker pensions

L. Arias - May 2, 2014

The Board of Directors of the National Teachers’ Pension Fund (JUPEMA) on Friday rejected a request by four ex-lawmakers and former teachers to have their pensions boosted…

New lawmakers present bill to eliminate automatic wage increases for themselves
Legislative Assembly
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Legislative Assembly
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New lawmakers present bill to eliminate automatic wage increases for themselves

L. Arias - May 1, 2014

The National Liberation Party’s (PLN) top lawmaker, Juan Luis Jiménez Succar, on Thursday submitted his party’s first bill to reform the "Lawmakers' Salaries Law” in order to…

11 lawmakers return to Costa Rica’s Legislative Assembly for second term
Legislative Assembly
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Legislative Assembly
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11 lawmakers return to Costa Rica’s Legislative Assembly for second term

L. Arias - May 1, 2014

Of the 57 lawmakers who take office today for the 2014-2018 period, 11 have previous experience in the Legislative Assembly. Costa Rica’s Constitution does not allow consecutive re-election…

Economist and Citizen Action Party legislator Henry Mora wins Assembly’s presidency
Legislative Assembly
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Legislative Assembly
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Economist and Citizen Action Party legislator Henry Mora wins Assembly’s presidency

L. Arias - May 1, 2014

Citizen Action Party (PAC) lawmaker Henry Mora Jiménez, 55, on Thursday was elected president of Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly Directorate for the 2014-2015 period. Mora is an…

4 lawmakers attempt to boost their teachers’ pensions by calculating them based on higher Assembly salaries
Legislative Assembly
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Legislative Assembly
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4 lawmakers attempt to boost their teachers’ pensions by calculating them based on higher Assembly salaries

L. Arias - April 2, 2014

Costa Rica’s High School Teachers' Association (APSE) on Wednesday said that four lawmakers, who previously worked as educators, filed applications to increase their pensions by taking into…

Lawmakers, Culture Ministry clash over construction of new Legislative Assembly facilities
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Lawmakers, Culture Ministry clash over construction of new Legislative Assembly facilities

L. Arias - April 1, 2014

At 2 p.m. on Tuesday Costa Rica's Culture Ministry issued a press release confirming they will not approve construction permits for a new complex that would have…

3 political parties say new legislators will reverse a law passed by predecessors to set Assembly salaries
Legislative Assembly
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Legislative Assembly
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3 political parties say new legislators will reverse a law passed by predecessors to set Assembly salaries

L. Arias - March 27, 2014

Thanks to a 2010 law passed by lawmakers governing their own salaries, members of Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly currently receive 5 percent raises on their salaries twice…

Culture Ministry’s Heritage Conservation Center blocks Legislative Assembly renovation
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Culture Ministry’s Heritage Conservation Center blocks Legislative Assembly renovation

L. Arias - March 25, 2014

The construction of a new complex to house Costa Rica’s Legislative Assembly is at a stalemate following a study by the Culture Ministry’s Heritage Conservation Center that determined…

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