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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,…

Óscar Arias: Why I’m not running again for president of Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Óscar Arias: Why I’m not running again for president of Costa Rica

Óscar Arias - September 20, 2016

In recent months I have evaluated the possibility of presenting my name for another presidential candidacy. I have met with the representatives of various political parties to…

Canadian expats in Costa Rica hope to regain right to vote
Canada
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Canada
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Canadian expats in Costa Rica hope to regain right to vote

Zach Dyer - April 18, 2016

Joan Dewar, a Canadian citizen who has been living near Grecia, Costa Rica since 2005, got a rude surprise when she tried to vote in Canada's federal elections…

Bernie Sanders ‘wins’ Costa Rica in Democrats Global Primary
Elections
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Elections
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Bernie Sanders ‘wins’ Costa Rica in Democrats Global Primary

Zach Dyer - March 6, 2016

U.S. voters living in Costa Rica came out in big numbers to support Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in his quest to become the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee…

Expats ‘feel the Bern’ as Democrat Global Primary kicks off in Costa Rica
Elections
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Elections
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Expats ‘feel the Bern’ as Democrat Global Primary kicks off in Costa Rica

Zach Dyer - March 1, 2016

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is off to a head start over his opponent, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, for the Democratic presidential nomination after the…

US expats in Costa Rica can vote in person for presidential primary
Elections
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Elections
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US expats in Costa Rica can vote in person for presidential primary

Zach Dyer - February 9, 2016

On Tuesday New Hampshire voters go to the polls to cast their ballots in the first U.S. presidential primary of the 2016 race, a week after the…

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