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

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,…

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…

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.…

Public Works and Transport Minister Carlos Villalta resigns his post amid domestic violence complaint
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Public Works and Transport Minister Carlos Villalta resigns his post amid domestic violence complaint

L. Arias - June 12, 2017

President Luis Guillermo Solís asked Public Works and Transport Minister Carlos Villalta Villegas his resignation after various media outlets informed that Villalta’s wife had filed a legal…