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10 years after inaugurating Route 27, popular highway needs expansion, Costa Rican gov. admits
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10 years after inaugurating Route 27, popular highway needs expansion, Costa Rican gov. admits

The Tico Times - January 23, 2020

Ten years after Route 27 was inaugurated, the Costa Rican highway is already in need of expansion. The Costa Rican government on Wednesday signed a letter of…

Protests of taxi drivers and educators cause chaos in the Costa Rican capital
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Protests of taxi drivers and educators cause chaos in the Costa Rican capital

AFP and The Tico Times - September 3, 2019

Two separate protests, one of taxi drivers and another of educators, caused chaos on Tuesday in the congested streets of the capital of Costa Rica. Dozens of…

Costa Rica launches platform dedicated to fighting fake news
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica launches platform dedicated to fighting fake news

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 1, 2019

The Costa Rican government announced on Wednesday the launch of a platform "to counteract the impacts of false content that circulates on the Internet." Called “Gobierno Aclara”…

PHOTOS: President-elect Carlos Alvarado visits Casa Presidencial
The Alvarado Administration
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The Alvarado Administration
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PHOTOS: President-elect Carlos Alvarado visits Casa Presidencial

The Tico Times - April 19, 2018

President-elect Carlos Alvarado visited Casa Presidencial in the eastern San José district of Zapote this week, meeting with outgoing President Luis Guillermo Solís and presidential staffers. Alvarado…

Citizen Action Party nominates presidential candidate for 2018
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Citizen Action Party nominates presidential candidate for 2018

L. Arias - July 11, 2017

Former Labor Minister Carlos Alvarado Quesada has emerged as the victory in the primary election of the ruling Citizen Action Party (PAC) with 56 percent of the vote.…

President Solís: ‘If you want to get through a border, you’ll be able to sooner or later’
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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President Solís: ‘If you want to get through a border, you’ll be able to sooner or later’

The Tico Times - January 13, 2017

On the very front of Luís Guillermo Solís' desk in his Casa Presidencial office, there's a small but telling ode to U.S. politics. Perched on the desk…

Costa Rica’s police force plans to add 1,000 officers
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s police force plans to add 1,000 officers

The Tico Times - January 10, 2017

The Costa Rican government plans to take more than $80 million dollars (₡45 billion) from the revenues that would be generated by a new tax law to increase…

Taxi drivers throw eggs as Uber Costa Rica offers free rides
Business
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Business
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Taxi drivers throw eggs as Uber Costa Rica offers free rides

The Tico Times - February 1, 2016

After taxi drivers failed Sunday to convince the Costa Rican government to block Uber, they took to the streets Monday morning, blocking traffic in several parts of the…

Costa Rica IVF decree loses support of public health care system
Health
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Costa Rica IVF decree loses support of public health care system

The Tico Times - November 6, 2015

President Luis Guillermo Solís’ decree legalizing in vitro fertilization in Costa Rica is going before the Supreme Court without the support of two major government agencies. The…

Costa Rica’s Supreme Court throws out constitutional challenges to IVF decree
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Health
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Costa Rica’s Supreme Court throws out constitutional challenges to IVF decree

The Tico Times - October 17, 2015

In the latest curve of Costa Rica’s roller coaster process to legalize in vitro fertilization, the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court has thrown out several challenges…