Economy faces downturn due to lack of tax reform
Costa Rica's Fiscal deficit
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Costa Rica's Fiscal deficit
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Economy faces downturn due to lack of tax reform

AFP and Tico Times - July 24, 2018

The Central Bank of Costa Rica (BCCR) warned Monday that the economy will face a growing public deficit and stunted growth if Congress doesn’t pass tax reform.…

Chile, Costa Rica join forces on environmental issues, gender equality
Foreign Policy
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Foreign Policy
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Chile, Costa Rica join forces on environmental issues, gender equality

The Tico Times - July 10, 2018

Chilean President Sebastian Piñera, left, and Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado sign bilateral agreements at Casa Presidencial in San José on July 9, 2018. The agreements included…

Carlos Alvarado asks to put abortion debate on hold
Abortion
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Abortion
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Carlos Alvarado asks to put abortion debate on hold

AFP and Tico Times - July 7, 2018

President Carlos Alvarado asked this week to postpone a discussion about abortion rights, warning legislators that it will polarize the country and distract from other important issues,…

How Sean Miranda made history in Costa Rica
Costa Rica Pride
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Costa Rica Pride
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How Sean Miranda made history in Costa Rica

Elizabeth Lang - July 1, 2018

In 2001, a child is born in Desamparados, just south of San José, and is welcomed at the Miranda Solís household. The child is a girl who…

Protests, calls for attention in Costa Rica as Nicaragua crisis worsens
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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Protests, calls for attention in Costa Rica as Nicaragua crisis worsens

AFP - June 13, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – As Nicaraguans and people of Nicaraguan descent protested once more in San José, Costa Rica, against the regime of President Daniel Ortega, Costa Rican…

Costa Rica’s guilty voters
No Sugar Please
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No Sugar Please
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Costa Rica’s guilty voters

Álvaro Murillo - May 25, 2018

By what I have done, and by what I have left undone. A relative of mine is 70 years old and had always voted for the same…

Costa Rica at a glance: top news from the past week
The Alvarado Administration
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The Alvarado Administration
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Costa Rica at a glance: top news from the past week

The Tico Times - May 21, 2018

Newly inaugurated Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado is closing in on two weeks on the job. Here are some of the major government developments from the past…

The Alvarado Administration
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Experience Costa Rica’s inauguration in our interactive video

Alexander Villegas - May 14, 2018

If you didn't have a front-row seat at last week's presidential inauguration in Costa Rica, we've got you covered. Check out our 360 video of the downtown…

More of our favorite pics from Costa Rica’s inauguration
The Alvarado Administration
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The Alvarado Administration
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More of our favorite pics from Costa Rica’s inauguration

Katherine Stanley - May 9, 2018

From early morning bike rides to an evening concert, downtown Costa Rica was full of pomp and activity throughout the inauguration of its 48th president, Carlos Alvarado,…

Legislative assembly president bikes to Costa Rica’s inauguration ceremony
The Alvarado Administration
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The Alvarado Administration
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Legislative assembly president bikes to Costa Rica’s inauguration ceremony

Katherine Stanley - May 9, 2018

Costa Rica's new Legislative Assembly President, Carolina Hidalgo – a dedicated swimmer and cyclist known for pedaling to work – rode her bike to the presidential inauguration ceremony, heels…