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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…

January’s here and the gloves are off: Costa Rica’s true campaign begins
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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January’s here and the gloves are off: Costa Rica’s true campaign begins

Alvaro Murillo - January 8, 2018

The electoral “truce” is over, but it wasn’t much of a truce, for two reasons. First, before the mandatory ad-free period began over Christmas, the 2018 presidential…

Four presidential candidates in favor of breaking fuel monopoly
Business
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Business
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Four presidential candidates in favor of breaking fuel monopoly

L. Arias - July 31, 2017

Four of five presidential candidates who took part in a debate late last week said they would support breaking up the fuel monopoly held by the Costa Rican Oil Refinery…

No solution in sight for judicial workers’ strike
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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No solution in sight for judicial workers’ strike

L. Arias - July 25, 2017

Leaders of Costa Rican Judicial Branch workers’ unions, on strike since last week over a stalled pension reform plan, announced Monday that other public-sector unions will join them…

Citizen Action Party nominates presidential candidate for 2018
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Citizen Action Party nominates presidential candidate for 2018

L. Arias - July 11, 2017

Former Labor Minister Carlos Alvarado Quesada has emerged as the victory in the primary election of the ruling Citizen Action Party (PAC) with 56 percent of the vote.…

Costa Rica has unfair advantage in maritime delimitation claim, says Nicaragua
Border dispute
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Border dispute
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Costa Rica has unfair advantage in maritime delimitation claim, says Nicaragua

L. Arias - July 4, 2017

Costa Rica opened the oral proceedings of its case against Nicaragua before The Hague-based International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Monday by describing Nicaragua's border claims as…

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