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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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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
Health
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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…

Costa Rica now will accept Syrian refugees after president reverses course
Global
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Global
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Costa Rica now will accept Syrian refugees after president reverses course

The Tico Times - September 23, 2015

In a presidential flip-flop, Casa Presidencial announced Tuesday that Costa Rica will begin accepting refugee applications from Syrians fleeing a brutal and horrific war back home. The statement,…

Costa Rican health minister: Auto accidents are a public health issue
Health
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Health
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Costa Rican health minister: Auto accidents are a public health issue

The Tico Times - August 4, 2015

Costa Rica’s health minister called auto accidents a public health priority on Monday during the presentation of the country’s new National Health Plan. Health Minister Dr. Fernando Llorca’s…

Costa Rica to punish public workers for LGBT discrimination
Gay rights
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Gay rights
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Costa Rica to punish public workers for LGBT discrimination

The Tico Times - May 17, 2015

Days before Costa Rica celebrated the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia on May 17, Vice President Ana Helena Chacón announced an executive order that would punish…