San José Mayor Johnny Araya returns to his former party
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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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…

Presidential nominee Antonio Álvarez Desanti to step down as legislator
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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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
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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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
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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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…

President Luis Guillermo Solís worried about U.S. immigration policies
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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President Luis Guillermo Solís worried about U.S. immigration policies

L. Arias - March 16, 2017

President Luis Guillermo Solís said he is concerned about the impact on Central America of U.S. plans to carry out mass deportations. Solís spoke in Washington on…

Costa Rica, ‘fake news’ and the Trump effect: We are unprepared
Journalism
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Journalism
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Costa Rica, ‘fake news’ and the Trump effect: We are unprepared

Alvaro Murillo - March 8, 2017

Lea esta columna en español aquí. The electoral campaign has gathered speed too quickly in Costa Rica. There’s still a year to go and we are already…

Costa Rica y el ‘efecto Trump’ – sin protocolo de emergencia
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica y el ‘efecto Trump’ – sin protocolo de emergencia

Alvaro Murillo - March 8, 2017

We are pleased to publish this article in its original Spanish as well as in English. Read it in English here. La campaña electoral agarró fuerza demasiado…

President Luis Guillermo Solís to meet with U.S. Vice President Michael Pence
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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President Luis Guillermo Solís to meet with U.S. Vice President Michael Pence

L. Arias - March 7, 2017

President Luis Guillermo Solís will visit Washington, D.C. and New York during an official trip from March 13-17. He announced the tour in a post on his Facebook profile on…

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu cites Costa Rica as an example of a peaceful nation
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu cites Costa Rica as an example of a peaceful nation

L. Arias - February 16, 2017

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu mentioned Costa Rica as an example of a peaceful nation that maintains a good relation with his country, despite supporting a two-state solution.…

An honest assessment of President Monge: ‘neutrality, but not too much’
A Look Back
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A Look Back
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An honest assessment of President Monge: ‘neutrality, but not too much’

Alvaro Murillo - December 19, 2016

With the death of former President Luis Alberto Monge on Nov. 29, it was necessary to take a look back at our historical record and living anecdotes.…