January’s here and the gloves are off: Costa Rica’s true campaign begins
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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January’s here and the gloves are off: Costa Rica’s true campaign begins

Alvaro Murillo - January 8, 2018

The electoral “truce” is over, but it wasn’t much of a truce, for two reasons. First, before the mandatory ad-free period began over Christmas, the 2018 presidential…

A second round, Holy Sunday and the poor electoral menu
Elections 2018
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Elections 2018
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A second round, Holy Sunday and the poor electoral menu

Alvaro Murillo - November 29, 2017

Let’s assume it's a fact that Costa Rica will vote for its next president for the first time in our history on Easter Sunday, the day on…

How Costa Rica’s cement market became a hotbed of intrigue
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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How Costa Rica’s cement market became a hotbed of intrigue

Alvaro Murillo - September 19, 2017

Even the most casual reader of Costa Rican news in recent weeks has certainly wondered – what’s with all the cement? What is the #Cementazo, exactly, and…

Four presidential candidates in favor of breaking fuel monopoly
Business
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Business
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Four presidential candidates in favor of breaking fuel monopoly

L. Arias - July 31, 2017

Four of five presidential candidates who took part in a debate late last week said they would support breaking up the fuel monopoly held by the Costa Rican Oil Refinery…

State of the Nation: President Solís highlights economic growth, urges fiscal reforms
Business
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Business
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State of the Nation: President Solís highlights economic growth, urges fiscal reforms

L. Arias - May 4, 2017

President Luis Guillermo Solís said he knows that the change he promised during his campaign has not been exactly what the people expected, but said that “Costa…

Opposition lawmakers maintain control of Legislative Assembly’s Directorate
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Opposition lawmakers maintain control of Legislative Assembly’s Directorate

L. Arias - May 2, 2017

UPDATE. May 2. 3:44 p.m. Lawmakers from various parties on Tuesday agreed to nominate Libertarian Movement Party's Natalia Díaz Quintana for the pending Vice President post. A total of 47 lawmakers…

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…