Is party allegiance dead in Costa Rica? There’s more to it than meets the eye
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Costa Rica
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Is party allegiance dead in Costa Rica? There’s more to it than meets the eye

Alvaro Murillo - April 12, 2017

We just watched the National Liberation Party (PLN) convention unfold. Much was made of the “pure liberacionista vote” from true members of Costa Rica’s largest political organization,…

Óscar Arias: Why I’m not running again for president of Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Óscar Arias: Why I’m not running again for president of Costa Rica

Óscar Arias - September 20, 2016

In recent months I have evaluated the possibility of presenting my name for another presidential candidacy. I have met with the representatives of various political parties to…

Canadian expats in Costa Rica hope to regain right to vote
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Canadian expats in Costa Rica hope to regain right to vote

Zach Dyer - April 18, 2016

Joan Dewar, a Canadian citizen who has been living near Grecia, Costa Rica since 2005, got a rude surprise when she tried to vote in Canada's federal elections…

Bernie Sanders ‘wins’ Costa Rica in Democrats Global Primary
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Bernie Sanders ‘wins’ Costa Rica in Democrats Global Primary

Zach Dyer - March 6, 2016

U.S. voters living in Costa Rica came out in big numbers to support Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in his quest to become the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee…

Expats ‘feel the Bern’ as Democrat Global Primary kicks off in Costa Rica
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Elections
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Expats ‘feel the Bern’ as Democrat Global Primary kicks off in Costa Rica

Zach Dyer - March 1, 2016

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is off to a head start over his opponent, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, for the Democratic presidential nomination after the…

US expats in Costa Rica can vote in person for presidential primary
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Elections
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US expats in Costa Rica can vote in person for presidential primary

Zach Dyer - February 9, 2016

On Tuesday New Hampshire voters go to the polls to cast their ballots in the first U.S. presidential primary of the 2016 race, a week after the…

Why are Costa Ricans voting? Because they can
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Costa Rica
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Why are Costa Ricans voting? Because they can

Zach Dyer - February 7, 2016

For the first time in six years Costa Ricans are getting the chance to choose their mayors and city council members on Sunday. Two-toned flags with the…

Former San José mayor Johnny Araya confident he will win his job back in Sunday’s election
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Business
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Former San José mayor Johnny Araya confident he will win his job back in Sunday’s election

L. Arias - February 5, 2016

The former mayor of San José, Johnny Araya Monge, who headed the municipality for 22 years, believes progress has stalled since he left office in 2013 to pursue…

Few cantons will enforce Costa Rica’s dry law during the municipal elections
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Few cantons will enforce Costa Rica’s dry law during the municipal elections

L. Arias - February 5, 2016

Of a total of 81 cantons in Costa Rica, only six will enforce a ban on alcohol sales during upcoming municipal elections on Sunday, according to the National Union…

Most Costa Ricans don’t vote in municipal elections. Will this year be different?
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Most Costa Ricans don’t vote in municipal elections. Will this year be different?

Zach Dyer - January 28, 2016

Costa Ricans turn out to vote for their president and legislators in numbers that would be the envy of political organizers in the United States. During the first round…