With flags and cheers, Costa Rica faces an uncertain future on Election Eve
Elections 2018
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Elections 2018
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With flags and cheers, Costa Rica faces an uncertain future on Election Eve

Katherine Stanley - February 3, 2018

The weather seemed appropriate on this unusually complicated Election Eve, but at least some voters' spirits were high nonetheless. As unseasonably dark clouds drew together over San…

Citizen Action Party nominates presidential candidate for 2018
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Citizen Action Party nominates presidential candidate for 2018

L. Arias - July 11, 2017

Former Labor Minister Carlos Alvarado Quesada has emerged as the victory in the primary election of the ruling Citizen Action Party (PAC) with 56 percent of the vote.…

Two members of Costa Rica’s ruling party convicted of fraud
Corruption
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Corruption
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Two members of Costa Rica’s ruling party convicted of fraud

L. Arias - December 6, 2016

A Criminal Court in San José found two officials of the ruling Citizen Action Party (PAC) guilty of a fraud scheme that allowed the party to collect…

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
Business
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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…