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Eduardo Cruickshank becomes first Afro-Costa Rican to preside over Legislative Assembly
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Eduardo Cruickshank becomes first Afro-Costa Rican to preside over Legislative Assembly

AFP and The Tico Times - May 2, 2020

Deputy Eduardo Cruickshank, of the evangelical National Restoration party, was elected Friday as president of the Costa Rican parliament, in an alliance with the government party, which…

Pic of the Day: Bill regulating strikes approved in second debate
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Pic of the Day: Bill regulating strikes approved in second debate

The Tico Times - January 17, 2020

The Costa Rican Congress approved Thursday a bill that regulates the right to strike, while hundreds of public workers protested in front of the Legislative Assembly headquarters.…

Therapeutic abortion regulation unleashes political storm in Costa Rica
Citizens rights
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Citizens rights
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Therapeutic abortion regulation unleashes political storm in Costa Rica

Marco Sibaja / AFP and The Tico Times - October 24, 2019

The President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado pledged to approve in the coming weeks a rule that guarantees access to therapeutic abortions in the case of risk…

Court rejects tax reform and asks legislators to eliminate four points
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Court rejects tax reform and asks legislators to eliminate four points

Luis Fernando Cascante / Semanario Universidad - October 17, 2018

Costa Rica's Plenary Court has rejected the proposed tax reform bill in its current state and asked the members of the Legislative Assembly to correct four points…

Women elected to 5 of 6 leadership roles in Costa Rica’s new legislature
Legislative Assembly
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Legislative Assembly
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Women elected to 5 of 6 leadership roles in Costa Rica’s new legislature

AFP - May 1, 2018

The newly elected members of Costa Rica's 2018-2022 Legislative Assembly began work Tuesday with a clear initial priority: achieving fiscal reform so the country can deal with…

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…