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Costa Rica announces cuts in public spending in the face of pandemic crisis
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Costa Rica announces cuts in public spending in the face of pandemic crisis

AFP and The Tico Times - July 13, 2020

The President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, announced Sunday a sharp cut in public spending as part of the actions to overcome the crisis caused by the…

State of the Union: In face of pandemic, Carlos Alvarado delivers solemn and hopeful address
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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State of the Union: In face of pandemic, Carlos Alvarado delivers solemn and hopeful address

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 4, 2020

Carlos Alvarado on Monday called for unity in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, even as the president acknowledged Costa Rica will endure a difficult economic recovery.…

President of Costa Rica seeks to strengthen government after resignations due to private data scandal
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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President of Costa Rica seeks to strengthen government after resignations due to private data scandal

AFP and The Tico Times - March 4, 2020

The president of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, announced on Wednesday an effort to strengthen governance in response to a scandal over suspicions of breach of private information…

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,…