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Antonio Álvarez Desanti and the memory of bygone bipartisanship

The presidential campaign of Antonio Alvarez Desanti shows how much Costa Rican politics have changed in this new century.

PHOTOS: Costa Rican presidential candidates hold debate at La Reforma prison

The unit where the debate was held houses inmates with light sentences or who have demonstrated good behavior during their incarceration.

San José Mayor Johnny Araya returns to his former party

PLN's presidential candidate Antonio Álvarez Desanti welcomed Araya back and said he will be an important part of his campaign.

Is party allegiance dead in Costa Rica? There’s more to it than meets the eye

"It could be that the moment arrives when having a party will be a transgressive act... but I suspect that we cannot assume that Costa Rica’s parties are extinct dinosaurs."

Presidential nominee Antonio Álvarez Desanti to step down as legislator

While votes are still being counted, the party has moved on.

UPDATE: Álvarez Desanti maintains in Liberation primary; late-night vote-counting drama

The PLN Internal Elections Tribunal's decision to suspend its count caused candidate Álvarez Desanti to express concerns about potential fraud.

Who’s who on the PLN ballot: forecasts for tomorrow’s presidential primary

Four candidates will seek the nomination for the social democratic party, which has elected seven Costa Rica presidents since its founding in 1951.

Six suspects arrested for fraud scheme that caused millions in losses

Prosecutors say those arrested are part of a criminal network that manipulated board member elections in favor of people who facilitated loans to certain cooperatives.

Opposition parties maintain control over Legislative Assembly

President Luis Guillermo Solís will have to step up his negotiating skills to deal with a Legislative Assembly leadership that doesn't include a single lawmaker from his party — just like in his first year in office.

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.”

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