Setback for Solís: Opposition parties gain control of Costa Rica’s legislative directorate
Legislative Assembly
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Legislative Assembly
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Setback for Solís: Opposition parties gain control of Costa Rica’s legislative directorate

L. Arias - May 1, 2015

Lawmakers from the ruling Citizen Action Party (PAC) and administration officials will have to step up their negotiating skills over the next year if they hope to pass their legislative agenda. Social Christian Unity Party lawmaker…

Less-than-impressive: It’s been a year of few achievements by Costa Rica’s Legislative Assembly
Legislative Assembly
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Legislative Assembly
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Less-than-impressive: It’s been a year of few achievements by Costa Rica’s Legislative Assembly

L. Arias - May 1, 2015

In its first year of work, the most fragmented Legislative Assembly in the past two decades – not surprisingly – performed worse than even lawmakers had expected. And infrastructure…

Legislative Assembly reverses order restricting access to information
Legislative Assembly
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Legislative Assembly
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Legislative Assembly reverses order restricting access to information

L. Arias - March 12, 2015

The Legislative Assembly’s directorate this week reversed a controverial gag order prohibiting officials from giving information or statements to the press without approval by the Assembly’s executive director.…

Liberation lawmaker claims recent Assembly policies limit press freedom
Legislative Assembly
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Legislative Assembly
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Liberation lawmaker claims recent Assembly policies limit press freedom

L. Arias - February 12, 2015

National Liberation Party (PLN) lawmaker Rolando González Ulloa on Wednesday morning filed an appeal with the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, that challenges…

President of ruling Citizen Action Party steps down after just two months
Citizen Action Party
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Citizen Action Party
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President of ruling Citizen Action Party steps down after just two months

L. Arias - September 5, 2014

Rodrigo Alberto Carazo Zeledón filed his resignation letter as president of the ruling Citizen Action Party (PAC) on Wednesday evening, citing health and personal reasons. Carazo, 66, was…

No clear path forward, opposition lawmakers lament after Solís’ 100-day report
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Business
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No clear path forward, opposition lawmakers lament after Solís’ 100-day report

Zach Dyer - September 2, 2014

Opposition lawmakers expressed a mix of outrage and approval Monday afternoon at the 100-day report presented by President Luis Guillermo Solís last week. Many lawmakers who opined about the president’s report…

Costa Rica’s Solís claims $112 million in losses from corruption in speech highlighting first 100 days of his administration
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Business
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Costa Rica’s Solís claims $112 million in losses from corruption in speech highlighting first 100 days of his administration

Zach Dyer - August 28, 2014

President Luis Guillermo Solís claimed that the Costa Rican government had lost ₡60.1 billion – $112 million – to corruption in the past 15 years, and he…

Authorities arrest lawyer with ties to ruling Citizen Action Party on fraud suspicion
Crime
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Crime
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Authorities arrest lawyer with ties to ruling Citizen Action Party on fraud suspicion

L. Arias - August 12, 2014

At 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) agents raided the home of Jorge Sibaja Rodríguez, a lawyer and member of the ruling Citizen Action Party (PAC). Police…

Hopscotching down the aisle: 2 steps forward and 1 shove to the right on same-sex civil unions
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Newsletter
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Hopscotching down the aisle: 2 steps forward and 1 shove to the right on same-sex civil unions

Gary L. Lehring - June 5, 2014

For the second time in a month, Citizen Action Party (PAC) members of the Legislative Assembly seem ready to trade away the interests of LGBT Costa Ricans…

Solís put on the defensive as joint US-Costa Rican patrols come up for renewal
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Crime
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Solís put on the defensive as joint US-Costa Rican patrols come up for renewal

Zach Dyer - June 3, 2014

Costa Rica, famous for having disbanded its armed forced in 1948, is once again debating a joint maritime patrol agreement with the United States. Debates over whether…