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Costa Rican government and unions willing to start a dialogue to end the strike
News
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News
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Costa Rican government and unions willing to start a dialogue to end the strike

AFP - September 18, 2018

President Carlos Alvarado told NC Once news that the government is set to talk with unions and announced that the Minister of Labor, Steven Núñez, will appear…

Why May 1 is much more than Labor Day for Costa Rica’s government
Legislative Assembly
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Legislative Assembly
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Why May 1 is much more than Labor Day for Costa Rica’s government

L. Arias and Tico Times Staff - May 1, 2018

You won't find Costa Rica's lawmakers marching in the streets or grilling steaks at the beach on this May 1. At least, chances are low. After the…

Making their case in the final days
Elections 2018
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Elections 2018
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Making their case in the final days

AFP - January 26, 2018

From left, Costa Rican presidential candidates Rodolfo Piza of the Social Christian Unity Party (PUSC), Juan Diego Castro of the National Integration Party (PIN), Rodolfo Hernández of…

January’s here and the gloves are off: Costa Rica’s true campaign begins
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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January’s here and the gloves are off: Costa Rica’s true campaign begins

Alvaro Murillo - January 8, 2018

The electoral “truce” is over, but it wasn’t much of a truce, for two reasons. First, before the mandatory ad-free period began over Christmas, the 2018 presidential…

A second round, Holy Sunday and the poor electoral menu
Elections 2018
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Elections 2018
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A second round, Holy Sunday and the poor electoral menu

Alvaro Murillo - November 29, 2017

Let’s assume it's a fact that Costa Rica will vote for its next president for the first time in our history on Easter Sunday, the day on…

How Costa Rica’s cement market became a hotbed of intrigue
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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How Costa Rica’s cement market became a hotbed of intrigue

Alvaro Murillo - September 19, 2017

Even the most casual reader of Costa Rican news in recent weeks has certainly wondered – what’s with all the cement? What is the #Cementazo, exactly, and…

Four presidential candidates in favor of breaking fuel monopoly
Business
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Business
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Four presidential candidates in favor of breaking fuel monopoly

L. Arias - July 31, 2017

Four of five presidential candidates who took part in a debate late last week said they would support breaking up the fuel monopoly held by the Costa Rican Oil Refinery…

State of the Nation: President Solís highlights economic growth, urges fiscal reforms
Business
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Business
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State of the Nation: President Solís highlights economic growth, urges fiscal reforms

L. Arias - May 4, 2017

President Luis Guillermo Solís said he knows that the change he promised during his campaign has not been exactly what the people expected, but said that “Costa…

Opposition lawmakers maintain control of Legislative Assembly’s Directorate
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Opposition lawmakers maintain control of Legislative Assembly’s Directorate

L. Arias - May 2, 2017

UPDATE. May 2. 3:44 p.m. Lawmakers from various parties on Tuesday agreed to nominate Libertarian Movement Party's Natalia Díaz Quintana for the pending Vice President post. A total of 47 lawmakers…

San José Mayor Johnny Araya returns to his former party
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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San José Mayor Johnny Araya returns to his former party

L. Arias - April 27, 2017

San José Mayor and former presidential candidate Johnny Araya Monge announced his official return to the National Liberation Party (PLN) during an event at the party’s headquarters…