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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 - May 1, 2015

You won't find Costa Rica's lawmakers marching in the streets or grilling steaks at the beach on this May 1. After the general election held on the first…

Despite doubling of staff, Costa Rica’s judicial branch resolves far fewer cases than in 2000
Crime
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Crime
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Despite doubling of staff, Costa Rica’s judicial branch resolves far fewer cases than in 2000

L. Arias - April 23, 2015

The number of cases resolved by Costa Rican courts has declined precipitously over the past 13 years despite a doubling of judicial staff over the same time period, according to…

President Solís’ popularity declines as economy worsens, Costa Rica researcher tells Washington panel
Business
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Business
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President Solís’ popularity declines as economy worsens, Costa Rica researcher tells Washington panel

Larry Luxner - February 16, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – It looks like the honeymoon is over for President Luis Guillermo Solís, who was elected last year by the biggest majority of any Costa…

Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís promises to cut extreme poverty by 45 percent by 2018
Business
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Business
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Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís promises to cut extreme poverty by 45 percent by 2018

L. Arias - November 18, 2014

Six months after taking office President Luis Guillermo Solís outlined – in a 560-page document – a roadmap for his administration that includes a promise to reduce Costa Rica’s extreme poverty…

Costa Rica is 20 percent more expensive than other Latin American countries
Business
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Business
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Costa Rica is 20 percent more expensive than other Latin American countries

Zach Dyer - November 11, 2014

The Switzerland of the Americas, indeed. The cost of living in Costa Rica is 20 percent more expensive than the average Latin American country, according to the…

A special Tico guest at the State of the Union
Photos and Video
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Photos and Video
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A special Tico guest at the State of the Union

Matt Levin - January 28, 2014

Costa Rica's Carlos Arredondo, left, holds Jeff Bauman's crutches while U.S. President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address. Last April, Arredondo ushered Bauman to…

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