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Where you can vote in Costa Rica today
Every vote counts
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Every vote counts
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Where you can vote in Costa Rica today

The Tico Times - March 3, 2020

United States citizens living in Costa Rica can vote in-person as part of the Democratic Party presidential primary starting Tuesday, March 3. Beginning on Super Tuesday and…

Dozens wounded in clashes as Bolivia election protests enters second week
Bolivia
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Bolivia
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Dozens wounded in clashes as Bolivia election protests enters second week

AFP - October 29, 2019

Street battles broke out on Monday between supporters of President Evo Morales and opposition leader Carlos Mesa, leaving dozens wounded as protests against alleged electoral fraud in…

Weary Venezuelans in low-turnout win for ruling party
Latin America
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Latin America
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Weary Venezuelans in low-turnout win for ruling party

AFP/ Alexander Martinez and Esteban Rojas - December 10, 2018

Venezuelans stayed away in droves Sunday from municipal elections, handing a victory to the ruling party -- but with just 27 percent turnout. National Electoral Council chair…

How to vote in the 2018 midterm elections from Costa Rica
Politics
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Politics
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How to vote in the 2018 midterm elections from Costa Rica

The Tico Times - September 20, 2018

The 2018 midterm elections in the United States are right around the corner. Hundreds of state and congressional seats are up for grabs Nov. 6 and even…

Lama Thubten Wangchen: ‘You are so lucky to be Costa Ricans’
Peace Talks
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Peace Talks
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Lama Thubten Wangchen: ‘You are so lucky to be Costa Ricans’

The Tico Times - April 12, 2018

April 2, 2018. Life, death and rebirth. Who would’ve thought that it would be possible to speak with a global spiritual leader two years running? Honestly, I…

2018: A big year for Latin American elections
Latin America
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Latin America
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2018: A big year for Latin American elections

by Tupac Pointu/AFP - December 29, 2017

MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY – Next year will be a big election year for Latin America, a region where democracy in many countries is only decades young, and where…

Ticos show support for Hondurans as Tegucigalpa returns to normal
Central America
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Central America
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Ticos show support for Hondurans as Tegucigalpa returns to normal

AFP - December 21, 2017

People gathered in the Costa Rican capital Wednesday to demonstrate their solidarity with the people of Honduras following their disputed Nov. 26 presidential election. "Honduras deserves support…

Six weeks before elections, one third of Costa Ricans are undecided
Elections 2018
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Elections 2018
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Six weeks before elections, one third of Costa Ricans are undecided

AFP - December 20, 2017

One third of Costa Rican voters remain undecided just six weeks before the presidential election. According to a poll published Wednesday, the two leading candidates are in…

Billionaire Piñera to return as Chile’s president
Chile
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Chile
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Billionaire Piñera to return as Chile’s president

Paulina Abramovich / AFP - December 18, 2017

Electoral authorities said the 68-year-old conservative, who previously led the South American nation from 2010-2014, won 54 percent of the vote, nearly eight points above his leftist rival Alejandro Guillier.

Is party allegiance dead in Costa Rica? There’s more to it than meets the eye
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Is party allegiance dead in Costa Rica? There’s more to it than meets the eye

Alvaro Murillo - April 12, 2017

We just watched the National Liberation Party (PLN) convention unfold. Much was made of the “pure liberacionista vote” from true members of Costa Rica’s largest political organization,…