A night of surprises
Elections 2018
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Elections 2018
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A night of surprises

The Tico Times - February 5, 2018

Some of the supporters of last night's victors, Fabricio Alvarado of the National Restoration Party and Carlos Alvarado of Citizen Action, rushed to hear their candidates speak…

Costa Rica’s children voted, too
Elections 2018
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Elections 2018
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Costa Rica’s children voted, too

Andrés Madrigal - February 5, 2018

Costa Rica's 2018 Elections broke with tradition, or at least with traditional party lines, in many ways. One tradition continued, however: the Children's Vote. Kids participated in…

Costa Rica meets its new presidential candidates – fresh from the middle of the pack
Elections 2018
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Elections 2018
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Costa Rica meets its new presidential candidates – fresh from the middle of the pack

Katherine Stanley - February 5, 2018

Costa Rica is about to get to know its two freshly minted presidential candidates on a first-name basis – both because of the increased scrutiny each candidate…

Live blog: Costa Rica’s 2018 election results
Election Day
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Election Day
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Live blog: Costa Rica’s 2018 election results

The Tico Times - February 4, 2018

After a volatile and uncertain election season and with a huge percentage of undecideds coming into the final stretch, we simply don't know much about what is…

PHOTOS: Costa Rica’s final hours of voting
Elections 2018
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Elections 2018
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PHOTOS: Costa Rica’s final hours of voting

The Tico Times - February 4, 2018

Costa Rica's polls closed at 6 pm amidst a late afternoon burst of party colors, waving flags and honking horns, as the vote counters’ work began in…

Why these Costa Rican women dressed as characters from ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ to vote today
Elections 2018
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Elections 2018
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Why these Costa Rican women dressed as characters from ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ to vote today

Katherine Stanley - February 4, 2018

A group of Costa Rican women made headlines when they stepped out to vote in today's presidential and legislative elections dressed as characters from "The Handmaid's Tale,"…

On sunny Election Day, Costa Rican voting heats up
Elections 2018
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Elections 2018
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On sunny Election Day, Costa Rican voting heats up

Katherine Stanley - February 4, 2018

While our Election Day reporters around the country reported a sluggish start during the morning hours of this presidential and legislative contest, some reported bigger crowds, more…

And they’re off!
Elections 2018
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Elections 2018
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And they’re off!

Katherine Stanley - February 4, 2018

A voter prepares to cast his ballot at a polling station in San José during Costa Rica's national election, on Feb. 04, 2018. Polling stations opened in…

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…