The Winners and Losers of Costa Rica in 2014
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Arts and Culture
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The Winners and Losers of Costa Rica in 2014

Lindsay Fendt - December 26, 2014

Winners   1) Luis Guillermo Solís [caption id="attachment_54702" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Alberto Font/The Tico Times[/caption] Coming out from the back of the pack to win the entire election,…

National Liberation Party bans former presidential candidate and ex-mayor Johnny Araya from running for office for 4 years
Johnny Araya
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Johnny Araya
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National Liberation Party bans former presidential candidate and ex-mayor Johnny Araya from running for office for 4 years

L. Arias - December 10, 2014

A National Liberation Party (PLN) ethics committee on Tuesday night ordered former Costa Rican presidential candidate Johnny Araya Monge to refrain from participating in any political activities for a period…

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…

Winning on the cheap: Solís campaign spent a quarter of what Araya spent in the last election
Elections 2014
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Elections 2014
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Winning on the cheap: Solís campaign spent a quarter of what Araya spent in the last election

Corey Kane - May 8, 2014

Campaign spending results reveal that Luis Guillermo Solís and the Citizen Action Party (PAC) won Costa Rica's 2014 presidential elections despite being outspent by a substantial margin.…

Solís wins big but bigger challenges may be ahead, say analysts
Elections 2014
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Elections 2014
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Solís wins big but bigger challenges may be ahead, say analysts

Zach Dyer - April 7, 2014

Easily surpassing his goal of 1 million votes Sunday night, Costa Rican President-elect Luis Guillermo Solís has claimed a mandate to govern, but the realities of running…

US-Costa Rica BFFs
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US Secretary of State John Kerry congratulates next Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís

Matt Levin - April 7, 2014

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry put out a release this morning sending regards to Costa Rica's President-elect, Luis Guillermo Solís. Kerry highlighted the historically friendly relationship…

Non-career politician Luis Guillermo Solís wins Costa Rica presidential runoff in a landslide
Elections 2014
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Elections 2014
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Non-career politician Luis Guillermo Solís wins Costa Rica presidential runoff in a landslide

Zach Dyer - April 7, 2014

Opposition candidate and former professor Luis Guillermo Solís easily won Sunday’s runoff election, ushering in Costa Rica’s first third-party candidate in 44 years. Rallying at Plaza Roosevelt…

Live Costa Rica presidential election results
Elections 2014
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Elections 2014
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Live Costa Rica presidential election results

Corey Kane - April 6, 2014

UPDATE: Luis Guillermo Solís will be the next president of Costa Rica. The opposition candidate won Sunday night's election by a huge margin. Citizen Action Party (PAC) candidate Solís…

Photos: In Costa Rica, kids learn at a young age the importance of voting
Elections 2014
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Elections 2014
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Photos: In Costa Rica, kids learn at a young age the importance of voting

Andrés Madrigal - April 6, 2014

HEREDIA CENTRO – Kids of all ages joined the electoral party this Sunday to cast their symbolic votes for president in national children’s elections. Kids elections offer…

Elections 2014
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Costa Ricans from around the world share photos of themselves voting

Matt Levin - April 6, 2014

https://twitter.com/isolis_19/status/452599911197188096 Ignacio Solís, son of Costa Rica's presumed next president, Luis Guillermo Solís, shared a snapshot of himself right after voting for his "old man" in Atlanta,…