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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…

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…

Lawmaker proposes suspending permits of motorists who crash into trains
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Lawmaker proposes suspending permits of motorists who crash into trains

L. Arias - February 14, 2017

Legislator Rafael Ortiz Fábrega submitted a draft bill aimed at sanctioning motorists who damage trains with the suspension of their drivers' licenses for a full year. The Christian Social Unity Party lawmaker proposed…

Ten new parties register for the 2018 election
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Ten new parties register for the 2018 election

L. Arias - February 7, 2017

The Supreme Elections Tribunal (TSE) confirmed that it has received 10 applications from new political parties interested in participating in the national elections on Feb. 4, 2018.…

Lawmakers exclude full hybrids from electric cars bill
Business
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Business
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Lawmakers exclude full hybrids from electric cars bill

L. Arias - February 5, 2017

A legislative committee on Government Affairs has dismissed a series of motions seeking to include non-plug-in hybrids – cars powered by hydrogen or solar energy – in a tax-exemption bill focused…

Legislative Assembly approves budget cuts to infrastructure, child welfare and public health
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Legislative Assembly approves budget cuts to infrastructure, child welfare and public health

L. Arias - November 30, 2016

For the second time this week a group of lawmakers broke the quorom at the Legislative Assembly session and automatically allowed the approval of the 2017 National…

Brazil faux pas sparks heated debate in Legislative Assembly
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Brazil faux pas sparks heated debate in Legislative Assembly

L. Arias - September 30, 2016

Foreign Minister Manuel González Sanz told the Legislative Assembly on Thursday that Costa Rica’s decision to walk out of the United Nations (U.N.) session before Brazilian President…

Supreme Court rules prison sentences in animal welfare bill unconstitutional
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Supreme Court rules prison sentences in animal welfare bill unconstitutional

L. Arias - September 22, 2016

The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, Sala IV, ruled unconstitutional on Wednesday various articles of an animal welfare bill currently pending a final vote at the Legislative…

Citizen group wants referendum on drafting a new Constitution
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Citizen group wants referendum on drafting a new Constitution

L. Arias - September 7, 2016

The group “Nueva Constitución CR” (New Costa Rican Constitution) submitted a request Monday to the Supreme Elections Tribunal (TSE) to collect signatures across the country to hold…

Government presents 2017 budget proposal with 12 percent hike
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Government presents 2017 budget proposal with 12 percent hike

L. Arias - September 5, 2016

The government's 2017 budget proposal is 12 percent higher than the current year's budget, thanks mostly to accumulated debt, the presidency said. Vice President and Finance Minister…

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