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Casa Presidencial flies provincial flags
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Casa Presidencial flies provincial flags

The Tico Times - October 1, 2014

President Luis Guillermo Solís really likes flags. Casa Presidencial announced that alongside the Costa Rican national tricolor, the seven flags of the country's provinces also will fly…

President Solís remains popular, even if his government isn’t
Business
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Business
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President Solís remains popular, even if his government isn’t

The Tico Times - September 26, 2014

President Luis Guillermo Solís remains popular with Costa Ricans four months after taking office, but most of those surveyed have a negative perception of his administration, according to…

Tourism chamber leaders vow to escalate fight against added sales tax
Business
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Business
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Tourism chamber leaders vow to escalate fight against added sales tax

L. Arias - September 9, 2014

Leaders of the National Tourism Chamber (CANATUR) on Tuesday said they will use all available legal tactics to challenge a Finance Ministry order to start collecting 13 percent…

Desamparados mayor confirms construction in protected area despite cease-and-desist orders
Environment
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Environment
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Desamparados mayor confirms construction in protected area despite cease-and-desist orders

L. Arias - September 9, 2014

Municipal officials in the southern San José canton of Desamparados on Monday confirmed that property owners in a protected area known as Mt. Tablazo are continuing construction in spite of cease…

President of ruling Citizen Action Party steps down after just two months
Citizen Action Party
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Citizen Action Party
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President of ruling Citizen Action Party steps down after just two months

L. Arias - September 5, 2014

Rodrigo Alberto Carazo Zeledón filed his resignation letter as president of the ruling Citizen Action Party (PAC) on Wednesday evening, citing health and personal reasons. Carazo, 66, was…

How Solís’ administration plans to turn one of Costa Rica’s biggest slums into a park
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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How Solís’ administration plans to turn one of Costa Rica’s biggest slums into a park

L. Arias - September 4, 2014

The negotiation skills of Luis Guillermo Solís' administration were tested this week by protests on Tuesday in which hundreds of residents from several Costa Rican communities blocked…

Another decree angers Costa Rica’s tourism sector
Business
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Business
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Another decree angers Costa Rica’s tourism sector

L. Arias - August 26, 2014

A reorganization of the Solís administration has the tourism sector on edge. On Monday, the Costa Rican Chamber of Hotels criticized a decree signed by President Luis…

Arcadio’s World
Cartoon
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Cartoon
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Arcadio’s World

By Arcadio - August 20, 2014

President Solís gets good grade from most Costa Ricans as first 100 days pass
Latin America
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Latin America
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President Solís gets good grade from most Costa Ricans as first 100 days pass

The Tico Times - August 19, 2014

Candidate Luis Guillermo Solís told The Tico Times in an interview during the presidential campaign that his administration would not be "business as usual.” One of the first…

Housing group plans large protest in early September
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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Housing group plans large protest in early September

L. Arias - August 18, 2014

The National Housing Forum, which groups 53 citizen organizations across the country, announced a national protest slated for Sept. 2 due to “the government’s lack of action” on promises to provide housing…

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