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The Solís Administration


President Solís says no more road blockades

President Luis Guillermo Solís ordered roads cleared Wednesday evening of private chauffeurs staging protests. He blamed them for the difficult emergency response to a deadly accident, in which an injured child had to be transported by helicopter to the National Children's Hospital.

Costa Rica’s Solís prepares for his 16th trip abroad in a year

Christian Democratic Alliance lawmaker Mario Redondo presented a report also stating that “officials from 13 ministries have taken 1,654 trips during the first year of the current administration.”

Costa Rica president off to a rough start, survey says

More than 76 percent surveyed in a recent University of Costa Rica poll said they did not think Solís would be able to bring about the change he campaigned on.

Costa Rica’s culture minister sacked over failed international arts festival

Culture vice ministers Alfredo Chavarría Fennel and Carlos Luis Amador Brenes and FIA Director Inti Picado also were dismissed.

President Solís appoints 3 new ministers, new head of National Insurance Institute

Solís' Cabinet remake — and reshuffling – comes after five ministers and 16 high-level officials have either resigned or been asked to leave during the president's first year in office.

Lawmakers ask President Solís to dismiss housing minister

Minister Rosendo Pujol Mesalles said the legislators’ request was inappropriate. "Resigning at this time for me would be like playing the game of those who do not trust the system and who do not believe in the changes we are implementing," he said.

Costa Rica tourism minister resigns; Communications minister appointed

Five ministers and a total of 16 officials have left office during the first 11 months of the Solís’ administration.

Costa Rica’s first official sign language interpreter has long history of bridging the communication gap

She speaks for the president but few have ever heard her voice. Estefanía Carvajal, 28, is the first official Costa Rican sign language interpreter for Casa Presidencial.

President Luis Guillermo Solís appoints new Presidency Minister

Sergio Alfaro leaves his post as executive president of the National Insurance Institute (INS) to take the job, replacing Melvin Jiménez Marín, who submitted his resignation on Thursday at president Solís’ request. Alfaro is a lawyer and former legislator for the ruling Citizen Action Party from 2007 to 2010.

Presidency Minister Melvin Jiménez steps down at Solís’ request

Jiménez becomes the fourth minister of Solís’ administration to step down and the 15th official to leave during Solís’ 11 months in office.
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