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Presidency Minister Melvin Jiménez steps down at Solís’ request
Newsletter
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Presidency Minister Melvin Jiménez steps down at Solís’ request

L. Arias - April 16, 2015

Heads continue to roll in the administration of Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís. On Thursday morning, Presidency Minister — and Solís' former presidential campaign manager —…

President Solís’ popularity declines as economy worsens, Costa Rica researcher tells Washington panel
Business
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President Solís’ popularity declines as economy worsens, Costa Rica researcher tells Washington panel

Larry Luxner - February 16, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – It looks like the honeymoon is over for President Luis Guillermo Solís, who was elected last year by the biggest majority of any Costa…

Costa Rica’s health minister steps down
Health
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Health
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Costa Rica’s health minister steps down

L. Arias - February 13, 2015

Costa Rican Health Minister María Elena López Núñez on Friday afternoon submitted her resignation to President Luis Guillermo Solís, citing family and personal reasons. “I hereby inform…

President Solís confirms trip to Europe in March
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President Solís confirms trip to Europe in March

L. Arias - February 10, 2015

Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís on Monday announced that next month he will embark on an official visit to France, Spain and Italy. During a ceremony…

Costa Rica’s Luis Guillermo Solís to spend the New Year in Brazil
Latin America
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Latin America
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Costa Rica’s Luis Guillermo Solís to spend the New Year in Brazil

L. Arias - December 30, 2014

President Luis Guillermo Solís will resume work this week, traveling to Brazil on Dec. 31 to participate in President Dilma Rousseff's second-term inauguration ceremony, scheduled for Jan.…

Government postpones project to expand Circunvalación beltway
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Government postpones project to expand Circunvalación beltway

L. Arias - December 17, 2014

The National Roadway Council (CONAVI) on Wednesday confirmed the decision to postpone the first stage of expansion of the Circunvalación, a belt route bordering the capital’s central canton, until Housing Ministry…

Costa Rican president promises to fire any top official who ‘misspends’ public funds
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Costa Rican president promises to fire any top official who ‘misspends’ public funds

L. Arias - November 24, 2014

President Luis Guillermo Solís on Monday said he would dismiss any minister or public agency president who squanders funds allocated by the country's national budget for 2015, currently under discussion in the Legislative…

Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís promises to cut extreme poverty by 45 percent by 2018
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Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís promises to cut extreme poverty by 45 percent by 2018

L. Arias - November 18, 2014

Six months after taking office President Luis Guillermo Solís outlined – in a 560-page document – a roadmap for his administration that includes a promise to reduce Costa Rica’s extreme poverty…

Costa Rica Supreme Court strikes down ban on clergy holding public office – except Catholics
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Costa Rica Supreme Court strikes down ban on clergy holding public office – except Catholics

The Tico Times - November 13, 2014

Presidency Minister Melvin Jiménez got some good news Wednesday. The one-time Lutheran bishop has been cleared by the Supreme Court’s Constitutional Chamber to keep his seat in President…

Citigroup announcement sparks hectic week for Costa Rica’s banking sector
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Citigroup announcement sparks hectic week for Costa Rica’s banking sector

L. Arias - October 15, 2014

Citigroup's announcement on Tuesday that its retail banking business would be leaving Costa Rica prompted a chain reaction of speculation and drama. On Tuesday morning, the financial group issued a…