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Ticos living abroad can now register online to vote in 2018

The number of Ticos registered to vote from abroad doubled in the past two years from 12,654 to 25,370 as of Sept. 30.

Johnny Araya will not represent National Liberation Party in 2016 mayoral race

Ex-presidential candidate and former San José Mayor Johnny Araya Monge on Wednesday evening said he will not seek to become the National Liberation Party’s candidate to lead San José’s Municipality next year.

Ex-San José mayor and presidential dropout Johnny Araya denies rumors of party flip-flop ahead of 2016 elections

Johnny Araya, the National Liberation Party’s disgraced former presidential candidate and former long-term mayor of Costa Rica's capital, denied recent rumors that he had meetings with leaders from the Accessibility Without Exclusion Party to run for mayor next year.

Ex-presidential candidate Johnny Araya officially banned from political activity for four years

The ban means former presidential candidate Johnny Araya can't run for mayor of San José next year. He also can't continue to serve as an adviser to his party's 18 lawmakers in the Legislative Assembly.

The Winners and Losers of Costa Rica in 2014

The headline says it all. Find out who we picked.

National Liberation Party bans former presidential candidate and ex-mayor Johnny Araya from running for office for 4 years

A National Liberation Party ethics committee on Tuesday night ordered former Costa Rican presidential candidate Johnny Araya Monge to refrain from participating in any political activities for a period of four years, as a result of his decision to drop out of the presidential race on March 5.

Authorities arrest lawyer with ties to ruling Citizen Action Party on fraud suspicion

At 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Judicial Investigation Police agents raided the home of Jorge Sibaja Rodríguez, a lawyer and member of the ruling Citizen Action Party. Police are investigating Sibaja's alleged use of forged documents to commit fraud against the Costa Rican Social Security System, or Caja, in April.

Winning on the cheap: Solís campaign spent a quarter of what Araya spent in the last election

INTERACTIVE: Explore how the top five parties spent – or misspent – their money during Costa Rica's recent national elections.

Solís wins big but bigger challenges may be ahead, say analysts

Easily surpassing his goal of 1 million votes Sunday night, President-elect Luis Guillermo Solís has claimed a mandate to govern, but the realities of running a government still loom, analysts said on Monday.

US Secretary of State John Kerry congratulates next Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry put out a release this morning sending regards to Costa Rica's president elect Luis Guillermo Solís.

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