State of the Nation address
President Carlos Alvarado on Tuesday delivered the State of the Republic, an annual rendering of accounts before the Legislative Assembly and the Costa Rican public.
Elected a year ago on a wave of euphoria and following promises of change, President Luis Guillermo Solís addressed Costa Rica Friday night in his first State of the Nation speech with fewer accomplishments to report than he would have hoped for.
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In her last major public speech before leaving office, Costa Rica’s Laura Chinchilla spoke for nearly three hours Thursday night about the perception of her presidency, her administration’s strategies and achievements, and the country’s continued progress in democracy and social development. But on her administration’s many failures, it was mostly finger pointing.