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

Cars, cars and more cars: Costa Rica’s worsening love affair
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Newsletter
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Cars, cars and more cars: Costa Rica’s worsening love affair

Alvaro Murillo - March 23, 2017

Recommended: Costa Rica, fake news and the 'Trump effect' - we are unprepared I love talking to Costa Rican friends who live abroad and come back from…

Costa Rica, ‘fake news’ and the Trump effect: We are unprepared
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Journalism
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Costa Rica, ‘fake news’ and the Trump effect: We are unprepared

Alvaro Murillo - March 8, 2017

Lea esta columna en español aquí. The electoral campaign has gathered speed too quickly in Costa Rica. There’s still a year to go and we are already…

Costa Rica y el ‘efecto Trump’ – sin protocolo de emergencia
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica y el ‘efecto Trump’ – sin protocolo de emergencia

Alvaro Murillo - March 8, 2017

We are pleased to publish this article in its original Spanish as well as in English. Read it in English here. La campaña electoral agarró fuerza demasiado…

The conversation Costa Rica should be having this election year
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Newsletter
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The conversation Costa Rica should be having this election year

Alvaro Murillo - January 24, 2017

Let’s get transcendental. Costa Rica has begun its last electoral process before its 200th birthday as an independent nation. It’s time to talk about what’s urgent, what’s…

The election was over, and yet we marched
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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The election was over, and yet we marched

Katie Quirk - January 23, 2017

See also: Hundreds turn out for San José Women's March When my family moved from the United States to Monteverde, Costa Rica, for a year, my husband…

Three imaginary political headlines from Costa Rica’s future
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Three imaginary political headlines from Costa Rica’s future

Alvaro Murillo - January 4, 2017

With 2016 behind us, along with its tumultuous elections in several parts of the world, Costa Rica can look ahead to campaigns of its own this year…

Hurricane Otto: Two myths swept aside in a single night
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Costa Rica
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Hurricane Otto: Two myths swept aside in a single night

Alvaro Murillo - November 28, 2016

In 2005 while I was doing a practicum at a newspaper in Spain, I overheard a designer pass off as fact a story about Costa Rica; I…

Political renewal is needed – but it can’t be forced
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Costa Rica
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Political renewal is needed – but it can’t be forced

Alvaro Murillo - October 13, 2016

See also: "Make Costa Rica great again?" Few arguments in Costa Rica are as contradictory as the discussion of the need for “new faces” in politics. I…

Make Costa Rica great again?
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Costa Rica
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Make Costa Rica great again?

Alvaro Murillo - September 29, 2016

The Tico Times is proud to present this new column from Álvaro Murillo, an experienced journalist who specializes in political coverage and has written for La Nación,…