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Lawmakers to discuss eliminating prison sentences for blocking roads during protests
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Lawmakers to discuss eliminating prison sentences for blocking roads during protests

L. Arias - July 15, 2015

The Legislative Assembly is considering a bill to replace prison time with monetary fines for blocking roads during street protests. Lawmakers revived the bill, originally presented in 2009, the day before…

President Solís says no more road blockades
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President Solís says no more road blockades

L. Arias - July 9, 2015

President Luis Guillermo Solís took action to clear Costa Rican roads Wednesday evening of street blockades staged by private chauffeurs, or porteadores, who were protesting a cut in the number of…

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

L. Arias - May 28, 2015

President Luis Guillermo Solís just returned from a 10-day tour of the United States last Friday, where he held several meetings hoping to attract investment. On Wednesday,…

Costa Rica president off to a rough start, survey says
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Costa Rica president off to a rough start, survey says

Zach Dyer - May 15, 2015

President Luis Guillermo Solís faced a steep learning curve coming into Costa Rica’s highest office without any previous elected experience, and the people aren’t cutting him any…

Costa Rica’s culture minister sacked over failed international arts festival
FIA 2015
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FIA 2015
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Costa Rica’s culture minister sacked over failed international arts festival

L. Arias - May 12, 2015

Costa Rica's Culture and Youth Minister Elizabeth Fonseca Corrales and two of her vice ministers were fired this week over the failed 2015 International Arts Festival (FIA). The…

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

Jill Replogle - May 1, 2015

President Luis Guillermo Solís announced five new Cabinet members on Thursday evening, including three ministers to replace ones who have left or been fired in recent months.…

Lawmakers ask President Solís to dismiss housing minister
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Lawmakers ask President Solís to dismiss housing minister

L. Arias - April 24, 2015

Legislators from seven parties sent a letter to President Luis Guillermo Solís on Wednesday calling for the immediate dismissal of Housing Minister Rosendo Pujol Mesalles, arguing little progress in the ministry's public…

Costa Rica tourism minister resigns; Communications minister appointed
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Costa Rica tourism minister resigns; Communications minister appointed

L. Arias - April 21, 2015

The weekly press conference at Casa Presidencial on Tuesday was marked by more changes in President Luis Guillermo Solís' cabinet as Wilhelm von Breymann submitted his resignation as Costa Rica’s tourism minister and…

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

Zach Dyer - April 20, 2015

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
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President Luis Guillermo Solís appoints new Presidency Minister

L. Arias - April 17, 2015

Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís announced Friday that Sergio Alfaro Salas would be the new Presidency Minister starting on May 1. Alfaro, who's leaving his post as executive…

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