UPDATE: Álvarez Desanti maintains in Liberation primary; late-night vote-counting drama
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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
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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…

Former Costa Rica President Luis Alberto Monge Álvarez dies at 90
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Costa Rica
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Former Costa Rica President Luis Alberto Monge Álvarez dies at 90

L. Arias - November 30, 2016

Former President Luis Alberto Monge Álvarez (1982–1986) died Tuesday night. He suffered cardiac arrest at San Juan de Dios Hospital in downtown San José. Rolando González, a…

Costa Rica ex-President Luis Alberto Monge recovering in hospital after respiratory attack
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica ex-President Luis Alberto Monge recovering in hospital after respiratory attack

L. Arias - August 22, 2016

Former President Luis Alberto Monge Álvarez (1982–1986) was in stable condition at San Juan de Dios Hospital in San José on Monday, where he was admitted in…

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

Ex-President José Figueres ‘saw life flash before his eyes’ in near airplane accident
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Airports
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Ex-President José Figueres ‘saw life flash before his eyes’ in near airplane accident

Zach Dyer - October 15, 2015

Former President of Costa Rica José María Figueres Olsen(1994-1998) had a rough landing Wednesday at Tobías Bolaños International Airport outside San José. Figueres said that he was…

Former San José Mayor Johnny Araya to run again for his old job
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Johnny Araya
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Former San José Mayor Johnny Araya to run again for his old job

L. Arias - September 7, 2015

Ex-presidential candidate and former San José Mayor Johnny Araya last Saturday officially announced his bid to run again for mayor, but with a different political party. Araya will run…

My country for an app
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My country for an app

Tomás Quesada-Alpízar - August 31, 2015

See also: Uber says it will support drivers fined by police in Costa Rica Politic(o)s is back. After a short period of absence, the column has returned…

Johnny Araya will not represent National Liberation Party in 2016 mayoral race
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Johnny Araya
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Johnny Araya will not represent National Liberation Party in 2016 mayoral race

L. Arias - June 25, 2015

Ex-presidential candidate and former San José Mayor Johnny Araya Monge on Wednesday evening said he will not seek to become the National Liberation Party’s (PLN) candidate to lead…

Ex-San José mayor and presidential dropout Johnny Araya denies rumors of party flip-flop ahead of 2016 elections
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Johnny Araya
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Ex-San José mayor and presidential dropout Johnny Araya denies rumors of party flip-flop ahead of 2016 elections

L. Arias - June 23, 2015

Say it ain't so, Johnny. Johnny Araya, the National Liberation Party’s disgraced former presidential candidate and former long-term mayor of Costa Rica's capital, denied recent rumors that he had meetings with…