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President Luis Guillermo Solís appoints new Presidency Minister

Sergio Alfaro leaves his post as executive president of the National Insurance Institute (INS) to take the job, replacing Melvin Jiménez Marín, who submitted his resignation on Thursday at president Solís’ request. Alfaro is a lawyer and former legislator for the ruling Citizen Action Party from 2007 to 2010.

Presidency Minister Melvin Jiménez steps down at Solís’ request

Jiménez becomes the fourth minister of Solís’ administration to step down and the 15th official to leave during Solís’ 11 months in office.

Legislative Assembly reverses order restricting access to information

The order restricting access to information was signed by members of the Legislative Assembly's directorate on Dec. 10, 2014. However it wasn't disclosed to Assembly members until an internal memo went out in early February.

Liberation lawmaker claims recent Assembly policies limit press freedom

National Liberation Party lawmaker Rolando González Ulloa on Wednesday morning filed an appeal with the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, that challenges a directive by the Legislative Assembly's directorate prohibiting officials from providing information or statements to the press without approval by the Assembly’s executive director.

Costa Rica Supreme Court strikes down ban on clergy holding public office – except Catholics

The one-time Lutheran bishop has been cleared by the Supreme Court’s Constitutional Chamber to keep his seat in President Luis Guillermo Solís’ cabinet when a majority of the justices ruled that a ban on religious authorities heading ministries only applied to Roman Catholic priests.

Citigroup announcement sparks hectic week for Costa Rica’s banking sector

Citigroup's announcement on Tuesday that its retail banking business would be leaving Costa Rica prompted a chain reaction of speculation and drama.

Cabinet appointment of Lutheran bishop is unconstitutional, says Government Attorney’s Office

The Attorney General’s Office on Thursday advised Costa Rica's Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, that it believes the appointment of Lutheran bishop Melvin Jiménez Marín as presidency minister violates a constitutional prohibition on active religious authorities serving on the presidential Cabinet.

Supreme Court asks Solís to clarify Cabinet post for Lutheran bishop

The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, on Wednesday admitted a citizen’s complaint over whether the appointment of Lutheran bishop Melvin Jiménez Marín as presidency minister is constitutional. Justices gave President Luis Guillermo Solís 15 days to formally respond.

Supreme Court’s Constitutional Chamber to evaluate appointment of Lutheran bishop as presidency minister

Costa Rica's Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, on Tuesday agreed to review the appointment of Melvin Jiménez Marín, a Lutheran bishop, as President Luis Guillermo Solís' presidency minister.

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