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When ‘politician’ is a dirty word
Latin America
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Latin America
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When ‘politician’ is a dirty word

Tomás Quesada-Alpízar - October 13, 2014

Dear Tico Times Readers, I am proud to introduce a new monthly column of political opinion that will examine not only Costa Rican politics but also regional…

Lawmakers elect Montserrat Solano as Costa Rica’s new ombudswoman
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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Lawmakers elect Montserrat Solano as Costa Rica’s new ombudswoman

L. Arias - September 10, 2014

After three rounds of voting, Costa Rican lawmakers on Tuesday night elected journalist Montserrat Solano Carboni as the country's new ombudswoman for the next four years. Solano…

Lawmakers announce top three candidates to lead Ombudsman’s Office
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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Lawmakers announce top three candidates to lead Ombudsman’s Office

L. Arias - August 20, 2014

Costa Rica is a step closer to having a new boss at the Ombudsman's Office after a legislative commission narrowed down a list of candidates to three names. For three…

Naming a new ombudsman could take weeks, Costa Rica Assembly president says
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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Naming a new ombudsman could take weeks, Costa Rica Assembly president says

L. Arias - July 8, 2014

Legislative Assembly President Henry Mora on Monday evening asked the legislative appointments commission to immediately start the process of selecting candidates for ombudsman following the resignation Monday of…

Costa Rica’s ombudswoman resigns amid tax fraud probe
Crime
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Crime
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Costa Rica’s ombudswoman resigns amid tax fraud probe

L. Arias - July 7, 2014

Ombudswoman Ofelia Taitelbaum on Monday morning submitted a letter of resignation to the Legislative Assembly just days after lawmakers and Judicial Investigation Police announced they would open an investigation into allegations…