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Costa Rica goes to the polls to choose municipal leaders
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica goes to the polls to choose municipal leaders

AFP - February 2, 2020

Costa Ricans began voting Sunday to elect the authorities that will govern their 82 municipalities over the next four years. More than 3.3 million people are called…

First Lady Claudia Dobles named as one of world’s greatest leaders
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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First Lady Claudia Dobles named as one of world’s greatest leaders

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 26, 2019

Costa Rica has one of the world’s greatest leaders in its midst. First Lady Claudia Dobles is ranked No. 15 on Fortune’s list of “World’s Greatest Leaders,”…

United States sending Costa Rica $40.7 million to fight narcotrafficking and crime
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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United States sending Costa Rica $40.7 million to fight narcotrafficking and crime

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 17, 2019

The United States is expected to send more than $40 million to Costa Rica to help the country fight narcotrafficking and organized crime, the Foreign Ministry announced.…

Venezuela’s Guaido calls for new protests, Pope fears ‘bloodbath’
Latin America
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Latin America
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Venezuela’s Guaido calls for new protests, Pope fears ‘bloodbath’

Maria Isabel Sanchez / AFP - January 28, 2019

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela's self-proclaimed president Juan Guaidó has called for two new protests, in an effort to push the military to turn against leader Nicolás Maduro as Pope…

Government denounces racist and misogynistic attacks against Vice President Epsy Campbell
Latin America
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Latin America
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Government denounces racist and misogynistic attacks against Vice President Epsy Campbell

AFP - November 1, 2018

The Costa Rican government expressed solidarity with Vice President and Foreign Minister Epsy Campbell after she was the recipient of racist, misogynistic and hateful attacks in recent…

Fabricio Alvarado leaves Restauración Nacional and creates new party
Elections
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Elections
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Fabricio Alvarado leaves Restauración Nacional and creates new party

Semanario Universidad / Frank Rodríguez - October 24, 2018

Former presidential candidate Fabricio Alvarado announced his resignation from the National Restoration Party (PRN) on Tuesday night in a video posted on his Facebook page. Minutes later,…

The Tico Times Dispatch: An interview with journalist and economist David Ching
Politics
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Politics
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The Tico Times Dispatch: An interview with journalist and economist David Ching

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 23, 2018

Costa Rica’s Plenary Court rejected the proposed tax reform bill last week and asked that four sections of the initiative be corrected. If those issues are addressed,…

Ticos and Nicas march united against xenophobia and discrimination
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Ticos and Nicas march united against xenophobia and discrimination

AFP and Tico Times - August 26, 2018

About one thousand Costa Ricans and Nicaraguans marched in San José this Saturday against xenophobia and in support of migrants escaping violence in Nicaragua. The march was…

Ecuador invites Costa Rica and other countries to discuss Venezuelan migration
Latin America
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Latin America
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Ecuador invites Costa Rica and other countries to discuss Venezuelan migration

AFP - August 22, 2018

Ecuador is organizing a meeting with the ministers from 13 countries in South and Central America to discuss the exceptionally high number of Venezuelans migrants escaping the…

Supreme Court president steps down amid corruption scandal
Cementazo
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Cementazo
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Supreme Court president steps down amid corruption scandal

AFP and Tico Times - July 16, 2018

The president of Costa Rica's Supreme Court (CSJ), Carlos Chinchilla, left his position this Monday after being reprimanded for his role in an influence-peddling scandal involving imported…