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
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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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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,…

Costa Rica’s ex-President Óscar Arias says the country is on the wrong path
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Costa Rica’s ex-President Óscar Arias says the country is on the wrong path

Fabiola Pomareda - November 26, 2014

Costa Rica’s former two-term President Óscar Arias Sánchez (1986-1990 and 2006-2010) hasn’t even waited a full year before twice publicly criticizing the new administration of Luis Guillermo…

Costa Rican ex-President Óscar Arias hospitalized for pacemaker adjustment
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Latin America
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Costa Rican ex-President Óscar Arias hospitalized for pacemaker adjustment

L. Arias - November 24, 2014

UPDATE, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, 5:34 p.m.: Óscar Arias was discharged from the hospital at 3:30 p.m. on Monday. “Dr. Oscar Arias was discharged in excellent condition,"…

Business leaders, industrialists worried about Costa Rica’s ‘political problem’
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Business leaders, industrialists worried about Costa Rica’s ‘political problem’

Fabiola Pomareda - November 11, 2014

Last week, some 350 people attended an economic forum at Costa Rica’s Hotel Barceló San José Palacio hosted by the business magazine Summa. The forum, titled “Costa…

Hitler reference stirs up Legislative Assembly session
Foot-in-mouth disease
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Foot-in-mouth disease
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Hitler reference stirs up Legislative Assembly session

L. Arias - October 2, 2014

Lawmaker Ottón Solís, the founder of the ruling Citizen Action Party (PAC), on Wednesday evening apologized to former President Óscar Arias for a remark he made referencing Adolf…