Truth Commission calls for support to investigate violence in Nicaragua
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Truth Commission calls for support to investigate violence in Nicaragua

AFP - May 11, 2018

The Truth Commission created by the Nicaraguan Parliament to investigate the violent acts that have left 47 dead during anti-government protests in recent weeks, announced Thursday that…

Search continues for missing woman in Montezuma, Costa Rica
Missing Persons
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Missing Persons
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Search continues for missing woman in Montezuma, Costa Rica

Katherine Stanley - May 10, 2018

Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) told The Tico Times this afternoon that the German tourist who disappeared from Montezuma, on Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula, on May 3 has…

The future is in our hands
The Alvarado Administration
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The Alvarado Administration
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The future is in our hands

Elizabeth Lang and Carlos Andrés Madrigal - May 10, 2018

Today is May 8th. It’s the day when Luis Guillermo Solís will become a former president of Costa Rica, and Carlos Alvarado will be sworn in as…

Costa Rica’s Oscar Arias: ‘Oliver North and the NRA deserve each other’
Opinion
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Opinion
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Costa Rica’s Oscar Arias: ‘Oliver North and the NRA deserve each other’

Oscar Arias - May 10, 2018

People who have been honest, just and compassionate deserve every second chance they can get – but how bitter it is when people who have inflicted only…

More of our favorite pics from Costa Rica’s inauguration
The Alvarado Administration
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The Alvarado Administration
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More of our favorite pics from Costa Rica’s inauguration

Katherine Stanley - May 9, 2018

From early morning bike rides to an evening concert, downtown Costa Rica was full of pomp and activity throughout the inauguration of its 48th president, Carlos Alvarado,…

Legislative assembly president bikes to Costa Rica’s inauguration ceremony
The Alvarado Administration
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The Alvarado Administration
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Legislative assembly president bikes to Costa Rica’s inauguration ceremony

Katherine Stanley - May 9, 2018

Costa Rica's new Legislative Assembly President, Carolina Hidalgo – a dedicated swimmer and cyclist known for pedaling to work – rode her bike to the presidential inauguration ceremony, heels…

PHOTOS: Carlos Alvarado is sworn in as Costa Rica’s 48th president
The Alvarado Administration
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The Alvarado Administration
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PHOTOS: Carlos Alvarado is sworn in as Costa Rica’s 48th president

Katherine Stanley - May 8, 2018

It's official: Carlos Alvarado is Costa Rica's 48th president, and the youngest in modern Costa Rican history. Visibly moved as he received the presidential sash from Luis…

PHOTOS: Workers march against tax reform in Costa Rica
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Photos & Video
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PHOTOS: Workers march against tax reform in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - May 1, 2018

On May 1, International Workers' Day, Avenida Segunda in San José was filled with banners and marchers during the traditional protest held each year in Costa Rica.…

Women elected to 5 of 6 leadership roles in Costa Rica’s new legislature
Legislative Assembly
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Legislative Assembly
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Women elected to 5 of 6 leadership roles in Costa Rica’s new legislature

AFP - May 1, 2018

The newly elected members of Costa Rica's 2018-2022 Legislative Assembly began work Tuesday with a clear initial priority: achieving fiscal reform so the country can deal with…

Why May 1 is much more than Labor Day for Costa Rica’s government
Legislative Assembly
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Legislative Assembly
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Why May 1 is much more than Labor Day for Costa Rica’s government

L. Arias and Tico Times Staff - May 1, 2018

You won't find Costa Rica's lawmakers marching in the streets or grilling steaks at the beach on this May 1. At least, chances are low. After the…