San José Mayor Johnny Araya returns to his former party
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San José Mayor Johnny Araya returns to his former party

L. Arias - April 27, 2017

San José Mayor and former presidential candidate Johnny Araya Monge announced his official return to the National Liberation Party (PLN) during an event at the party’s headquarters…

Venezuelan lawmaker says in Costa Rica that her people eat from garbage trucks
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Venezuelan lawmaker says in Costa Rica that her people eat from garbage trucks

L. Arias - April 25, 2017

Venezuelan opposition lawmaker Dinorah Figuera talked about the situation in her country at a press conference at the Legislative Assembly in San José, saying that while Venezuela…

Catholics still a majority in Costa Rica, but church is losing ground
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Catholics still a majority in Costa Rica, but church is losing ground

L. Arias - April 10, 2017

As Roman Catholics prepare for the biggest celebrations of the church year during Holy Week, the predominance of Costa Rica's Catholic majority is changing, researchers from the University of…

Reduced electricity rates this year? Don’t hold your breath
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Reduced electricity rates this year? Don’t hold your breath

L. Arias - April 8, 2017

Chances of seeing a decrease in monthly electricity bills this year is not very likely for customers of the two main state-owned power companies. Over 700,000 customers…

Panama drops off Cuban migrants on Costa Rica’s doorstep
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Panama drops off Cuban migrants on Costa Rica’s doorstep

AFP - April 6, 2017

Panamanian officials apparently dropped a group of 71 unwanted Cubans at the Panama-Costa Rica border Thursday in an operation highlighting a pass-the-buck strategy between Central American countries…

Presidential nominee Antonio Álvarez Desanti to step down as legislator
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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
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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
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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…

Israeli investor accuses U.S. man of heading medical marijuana fraud
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Israeli investor accuses U.S. man of heading medical marijuana fraud

Michael Krumholtz - March 27, 2017

A U.S. businessman is accused of using Costa Rica’s medical marijuana bill to defraud an Israeli investor out of thousands of dollars, according to an official complaint…

Costa Rica detains Somalian on terrorist alert
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Costa Rica detains Somalian on terrorist alert

Michael Krumholtz - March 23, 2017

Costa Rican authorities say they detained a suspected terrorist in the country Wednesday after receiving an alert from U.S. immigration officials. Pubic Security Minister Gustavo Mata said in…