Is party allegiance dead in Costa Rica? There’s more to it than meets the eye
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Is party allegiance dead in Costa Rica? There’s more to it than meets the eye

Alvaro Murillo - April 12, 2017

We just watched the National Liberation Party (PLN) convention unfold. Much was made of the “pure liberacionista vote” from true members of Costa Rica’s largest political organization,…

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…

First Lady seeks a new role: Costa Rican citizen
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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First Lady seeks a new role: Costa Rican citizen

Katherine Stanley - March 20, 2017

First Lady Mercedes Peñas Domingo spent part of her weekend in a classroom, but not inaugurating a new project or attending a ceremony. She was taking a…

Costa Rica, ‘fake news’ and the Trump effect: We are unprepared
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Journalism
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Costa Rica, ‘fake news’ and the Trump effect: We are unprepared

Alvaro Murillo - March 8, 2017

Lea esta columna en español aquí. The electoral campaign has gathered speed too quickly in Costa Rica. There’s still a year to go and we are already…

Costa Rica y el ‘efecto Trump’ – sin protocolo de emergencia
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica y el ‘efecto Trump’ – sin protocolo de emergencia

Alvaro Murillo - March 8, 2017

We are pleased to publish this article in its original Spanish as well as in English. Read it in English here. La campaña electoral agarró fuerza demasiado…

President Luis Guillermo Solís to meet with U.S. Vice President Michael Pence
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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President Luis Guillermo Solís to meet with U.S. Vice President Michael Pence

L. Arias - March 7, 2017

President Luis Guillermo Solís will visit Washington, D.C. and New York during an official trip from March 13-17. He announced the tour in a post on his Facebook profile on…

Debate continues over pregnancy of girl allegedly raped by father
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Costa Rica
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Debate continues over pregnancy of girl allegedly raped by father

Michael Krumholtz - February 25, 2017

The recent accusation against a father who allegedly raped and impregnated his 12-year-old daughter has generated waves of controversy through Costa Rica. In the midst of a growing…

Messages promoting a coup d’état apparently came from Costa Rican police
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Costa Rica
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Messages promoting a coup d’état apparently came from Costa Rican police

Michael Krumholtz - February 21, 2017

Audio messages apparently recorded by members of Costa Rica's National Police Force feature at least a few police officers toying with the idea of starting a coup d'état. Why…