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…

Canadian mine case against Costa Rican ex-president reopened
Crucitas
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Crucitas
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Canadian mine case against Costa Rican ex-president reopened

AFP - November 3, 2017

Costa Rican prosecutors have reopened a case against former president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Oscar Arias for authorizing a Canadian-owned company to mine gold despite environmental…

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,…

An honest assessment of President Monge: ‘neutrality, but not too much’
A Look Back
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A Look Back
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An honest assessment of President Monge: ‘neutrality, but not too much’

Alvaro Murillo - December 19, 2016

With the death of former President Luis Alberto Monge on Nov. 29, it was necessary to take a look back at our historical record and living anecdotes.…

The triumph of Donald Trump
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The triumph of Donald Trump

Oscar Arias - November 12, 2016

One of the characteristics of our era is that populism belongs to no one country, region or continent – nor any one ideology, since it occurs in…

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

30 years since secret Contra airstrip discovered in Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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30 years since secret Contra airstrip discovered in Costa Rica

John McPhaul - September 21, 2016

When the press brought it to light in September 1986, a mile-long secret runway built on a lonely tongue of land jutting into the Pacific Ocean just…

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

Costa Rica’s struggle with fiscal reform highlights its governance problems
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Business
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Costa Rica’s struggle with fiscal reform highlights its governance problems

John McPhaul - August 13, 2015

The Costa Rican government’s struggle to launch fiscal reform to deal with its large and growing budget deficit brings into sharp focus the ongoing governance problems faced…

Landmark Arms Trade Treaty spearheaded by Costa Rica’s ex-President Óscar Arias goes into effect
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Landmark Arms Trade Treaty spearheaded by Costa Rica’s ex-President Óscar Arias goes into effect

Zach Dyer - December 22, 2014

The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty goes into effect this Thursday, on Christmas Eve. The treaty covers tanks, armored combat vehicles, large-caliber artillery, combat aircraft, attack helicopters,…