Ecuador invites Costa Rica and other countries to discuss Venezuelan migration
Latin America
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Latin America
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Ecuador invites Costa Rica and other countries to discuss Venezuelan migration

AFP - August 22, 2018

Ecuador is organizing a meeting with the ministers from 13 countries in South and Central America to discuss the exceptionally high number of Venezuelans migrants escaping the…

Supreme Court president steps down amid corruption scandal
Cementazo
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Cementazo
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Supreme Court president steps down amid corruption scandal

AFP and Tico Times - July 16, 2018

The president of Costa Rica's Supreme Court (CSJ), Carlos Chinchilla, left his position this Monday after being reprimanded for his role in an influence-peddling scandal involving imported…

January’s here and the gloves are off: Costa Rica’s true campaign begins
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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January’s here and the gloves are off: Costa Rica’s true campaign begins

Alvaro Murillo - January 8, 2018

The electoral “truce” is over, but it wasn’t much of a truce, for two reasons. First, before the mandatory ad-free period began over Christmas, the 2018 presidential…

Four presidential candidates in favor of breaking fuel monopoly
Business
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Business
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Four presidential candidates in favor of breaking fuel monopoly

L. Arias - July 31, 2017

Four of five presidential candidates who took part in a debate late last week said they would support breaking up the fuel monopoly held by the Costa Rican Oil Refinery…

No solution in sight for judicial workers’ strike
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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No solution in sight for judicial workers’ strike

L. Arias - July 25, 2017

Leaders of Costa Rican Judicial Branch workers’ unions, on strike since last week over a stalled pension reform plan, announced Monday that other public-sector unions will join them…

Citizen Action Party nominates presidential candidate for 2018
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Citizen Action Party nominates presidential candidate for 2018

L. Arias - July 11, 2017

Former Labor Minister Carlos Alvarado Quesada has emerged as the victory in the primary election of the ruling Citizen Action Party (PAC) with 56 percent of the vote.…

Costa Rica has unfair advantage in maritime delimitation claim, says Nicaragua
Border dispute
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Border dispute
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Costa Rica has unfair advantage in maritime delimitation claim, says Nicaragua

L. Arias - July 4, 2017

Costa Rica opened the oral proceedings of its case against Nicaragua before The Hague-based International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Monday by describing Nicaragua's border claims as…

Costa Rica, Nicaragua to face off again at The Hague in new border dispute
Border dispute
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Border dispute
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Costa Rica, Nicaragua to face off again at The Hague in new border dispute

L. Arias - June 29, 2017

Costa Rica and Nicaragua are now set to begin a new chapter in their epic border disputes before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague. Legal…

Public Works and Transport Minister Carlos Villalta resigns his post amid domestic violence complaint
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Public Works and Transport Minister Carlos Villalta resigns his post amid domestic violence complaint

L. Arias - June 12, 2017

President Luis Guillermo Solís asked Public Works and Transport Minister Carlos Villalta Villegas his resignation after various media outlets informed that Villalta’s wife had filed a legal…

Caja Executive President steps down at President Solís’ request
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Caja Executive President steps down at President Solís’ request

L. Arias - June 8, 2017

María del Rocío Sáenz Madrigal, Executive President of Costa Rica's Social Security System (Caja), agreed to resign her post following a request from President Luis Guillermo Solís on…