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Former San José mayor Johnny Araya confident he will win his job back in Sunday’s election
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Former San José mayor Johnny Araya confident he will win his job back in Sunday’s election

L. Arias - February 5, 2016

The former mayor of San José, Johnny Araya Monge, who headed the municipality for 22 years, believes progress has stalled since he left office in 2013 to pursue…

Few cantons will enforce Costa Rica’s dry law during the municipal elections
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Business
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Few cantons will enforce Costa Rica’s dry law during the municipal elections

L. Arias - February 5, 2016

Of a total of 81 cantons in Costa Rica, only six will enforce a ban on alcohol sales during upcoming municipal elections on Sunday, according to the National Union…

Most Costa Ricans don’t vote in municipal elections. Will this year be different?
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Elections
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Most Costa Ricans don’t vote in municipal elections. Will this year be different?

The Tico Times - January 28, 2016

Costa Ricans turn out to vote for their president and legislators in numbers that would be the envy of political organizers in the United States. During the first round…

Sexual harassment allegation remains over Santa Ana mayor as Costa Rica’s municipal elections near
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Elections
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Sexual harassment allegation remains over Santa Ana mayor as Costa Rica’s municipal elections near

The Tico Times - January 13, 2016

A five-year-old sexual harassment allegation is still hovering over Santa Ana Mayor Gerardo Oviedo, who will run for re-election in February's municipal voting. The mayor of the suburban city…

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Municipal Police target street vending in downtown San José

L. Arias - December 18, 2012

A total of 220 Municipal Police officers are guarding the center of San José to ward off illegal street vendors, who had grown in number in recent…