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Presidential nominee Antonio Álvarez Desanti to step down as legislator
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Presidential nominee Antonio Álvarez Desanti to step down as legislator

L. Arias - April 3, 2017

Antonio Álvarez Desanti, who officially became the National Liberation Party (PLN)'s 2018 presidential nominee on Monday,  said he will resume his work on Tuesday as the Legislative…

UPDATE: Álvarez Desanti maintains in Liberation primary; late-night vote-counting drama
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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UPDATE: Álvarez Desanti maintains in Liberation primary; late-night vote-counting drama

L. Arias - April 3, 2017

UPDATE 12:15 p.m.:  A new noontime report from Liberation election officials showed that Antonio Álvarez Desanti maintains his lead with 45.5 percent of the votes in his…

Who’s who on the PLN ballot:  forecasts for tomorrow’s presidential primary
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Who’s who on the PLN ballot: forecasts for tomorrow’s presidential primary

L. Arias - April 1, 2017

Costa Rica’s oldest political group, the National Liberation Party (PLN), will host its presidential primary on Sunday to nominate its candidate for the 2018 elections. Four candidates will seek…

Six suspects arrested for fraud scheme that caused millions in losses
Corruption
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Corruption
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Six suspects arrested for fraud scheme that caused millions in losses

L. Arias - March 28, 2017

Officers from the Prosecutor’s Office and the Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) arrested six people during 18 raids in five provinces conducted Tuesday morning. Agents raided the National…

Former Costa Rica President Luis Alberto Monge Álvarez dies at 90
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Former Costa Rica President Luis Alberto Monge Álvarez dies at 90

L. Arias - November 30, 2016

Former President Luis Alberto Monge Álvarez (1982–1986) died Tuesday night. He suffered cardiac arrest at San Juan de Dios Hospital in downtown San José. Rolando González, a…

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…

Costa Rica ex-President Luis Alberto Monge recovering in hospital after respiratory attack
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica ex-President Luis Alberto Monge recovering in hospital after respiratory attack

L. Arias - August 22, 2016

Former President Luis Alberto Monge Álvarez (1982–1986) was in stable condition at San Juan de Dios Hospital in San José on Monday, where he was admitted in…

Opposition parties maintain control over Legislative Assembly
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Opposition parties maintain control over Legislative Assembly

L. Arias - May 2, 2016

President Luis Guillermo Solís will have to step up his negotiating skills to deal with a Legislative Assembly leadership that doesn't include a single lawmaker from his…

Lawmakers mostly unsatisfied with work in their second year in office
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Lawmakers mostly unsatisfied with work in their second year in office

L. Arias - April 30, 2016

As the Legislative Assembly officially ends its second year in office Sunday, most party leaders agree that this past legislative session held very few highlights. Several legislative…

Bill would quash ‘political police’ and establish intelligence culture in Costa Rica
Crime
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Crime
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Bill would quash ‘political police’ and establish intelligence culture in Costa Rica

John McPhaul - December 5, 2015

Costa Rica’s Legislative Assembly will soon consider a bill to turn the Department of Intelligence and Security (DIS) into the National Intelligence Strategy Directorate (DIEN) to get…

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