Former CNN business journalist Alberto Padilla moderated the discussion among five presidential candidates on Thursday evening.
Aside from their opinions about RECOPE’s monopoly, candidates agreed on most of the other economic issues discussed at the debate.
Judicial workers marched to the Legislative Assembly on July 19 after lawmakers dismissed a union plan for pension reform.
(Judicial workers’ union)
President Luis Guillermo Solís said that he knows the whole country is outraged about the Judicial workers’ strike.
Former Labor Minister Carlos Alvarado seeks to keep the Citizen Action Party in Casa Presidential for another four-year term.
(Via Carlos Alvarado’s Facebook page)
A journalist and political scientist, Carlos Alvarado Quesada said that the struggle to keep his party in Casa Presidencial “has just began.”
Minister Carlos Villalta Villegas and President Luis Guillermo Solís at a public event last Friday June 7 announce the launching of works of a project to fix the road to Monteverde, Puntarenas.
(Courtesy of Casa Presidencial)
President Luis Guillermo Solís also reported that MOPT Vice Minister Guiselle Alfaro had also handed him her resignation earlier on Monday, arguing personal reasons.
María del Rocío Sáenz said President Luis Guillermo Solís requested her resignation for political reasons.
Health Minister Fernando Llorca Castro will replace Sáenz starting Thursday and Vice Minister María Esther Anchía will temporarily work as Health Minister.
The new Golfito Coast Guard station can accommodate 70 officers, including bedrooms, showers and all required services.
The U.S. government also donated a 45-foot-long interceptor speed boat that local Coast Guard officials dubbed “Cadejos 3.”
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands welcome Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís and his partner, Mercedes Peñas Domingo, at Paleis Noordeinde at The Hague, as Solís continues his European tour.
Photo by Albert Ph Vd Werf / RoyalPress via AFP
The royal treatment for Solís and Peña.
Solís touted his economic achievements and stressed that his administration has been characterized by the absence of corruption.
(Via Casa Presidencial)
Private-sector chambers and opposition party leaders argued that the president was taking credit for achievements of previous administrations.
New Legislative Assembly President Gonzalo Ramírez Zamora talks to reporters during the May 1 session.
(Via Legislative Assembly)
UPDATE. May 2. 3:44 p.m. A total of 47 lawmakers elected Libertarian Movement Party’s Natalia Díaz Quintana for the pending Vice President post. Six blank and null votes were added for a total of 53 votes.
San José Mayor Johnny Araya Monge explained the reasons for his return to the PLN at an April 26 event attended by party leaders on including presidential candidate Antonio Álvarez Desanti, to Araya’s right.
(Via Johnny Araya’s Facebook)
PLN’s presidential candidate Antonio Álvarez Desanti welcomed Araya back and said he will be an important part of his campaign.