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Costa Rica supports postponing election for new IDB president
Financial crisis
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Financial crisis
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Costa Rica supports postponing election for new IDB president

AFP - August 8, 2020

Costa Rica, which has presented a candidate to preside over the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), supported a push to postpone the assembly in which members will vote…

Costa Rica will ask for international help to assist migrant crisis
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica will ask for international help to assist migrant crisis

AFP and The Tico Times - December 16, 2019

The president of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, will ask the international community for help in the face of an influx of migrants, the government said Sunday. "As…

Prosecutor’s Office to charge 26 people for failed border road project
Corruption
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Corruption
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Prosecutor’s Office to charge 26 people for failed border road project

L. Arias - January 18, 2017

Costa Rica’s General Prosecutor Jorge Chavarría Guzmán says he is ready to present the biggest indictment in Costa Rican history: charges against 26 people for irregularities committed in…

Chief prosecutor pledges indictments in border road scandal by year end
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Chief prosecutor pledges indictments in border road scandal by year end

L. Arias - October 3, 2016

Costa Rica’s General Prosecutor Jorge Chavarría Guzmán said he is almost ready to file charges for corruption in the failed construction of a road along the border with Nicaragua.…

Costa Rican Public Security Minister Celso Gamboa steps down
New cabinet
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New cabinet
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Costa Rican Public Security Minister Celso Gamboa steps down

The Tico Times - February 3, 2015

Amid rumors swarming around Casa Presidencial this week of a major shakeup in President Luis Guillermo Solís’ Cabinet, word came Tuesday that Public Security Minister Celso Gamboa…

That’s loco! 12 bizarre stories from 2014
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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That’s loco! 12 bizarre stories from 2014

The Tico Times - December 31, 2014

It’s all fun and games – until you get arrested by Central American authorities for shoplifting a metric ton of saltines. Costa Rica has no shortage of…

Brazilian corruption probe reveals possible links to Costa Rica, Guatemala
Business
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Business
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Brazilian corruption probe reveals possible links to Costa Rica, Guatemala

The Tico Times - December 16, 2014

The names of Costa Rica's President Luis Guillermo Solís and former National Liberation Party (PLN) presidential nominee Johnny Araya were among several prominent figures listed on a…

Costa Rica’s Solís flies in former drug plane to El Salvador
Crime
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Crime
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Costa Rica’s Solís flies in former drug plane to El Salvador

The Tico Times - November 26, 2014

Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís flew to El Salvador on an official visit Wednesday morning in a plane once owned by drug traffickers. This is Solís' second…

Supreme Court re-elects Jorge Chavarría as Costa Rica’s chief prosecutor despite protests
Crime
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Crime
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Supreme Court re-elects Jorge Chavarría as Costa Rica’s chief prosecutor despite protests

L. Arias - October 6, 2014

With 16 votes in favor and six against, Supreme Court justices on Monday afternoon re-elected Jorge Chavarría Guzmán as Costa Rica's chief public prosecutor for another four-year term.…

Middle-income families still struggle to buy a home in Costa Rica despite more lending
Business
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Business
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Middle-income families still struggle to buy a home in Costa Rica despite more lending

L. Arias - September 10, 2014

During President Laura Chinchilla's term from 2010-2014, administration officials and lawmakers passed nine pieces of legislation and one executive decree aimed at helping middle-income Ticos buy homes. Yet despite the effort,…