Supreme Court rules prison sentences in animal welfare bill unconstitutional
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Supreme Court rules prison sentences in animal welfare bill unconstitutional

L. Arias - September 22, 2016

The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, Sala IV, ruled unconstitutional on Wednesday various articles of an animal welfare bill currently pending a final vote at the Legislative…

Libertarians propose Caja insurance bill for workers earning less than minimum wage
Caja
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Caja
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Libertarians propose Caja insurance bill for workers earning less than minimum wage

L. Arias - August 24, 2015

Libertarian Movement Party lawmakers Otto Guevara and Natalia Díaz have filed a bill to amend laws governing Costa Rica's Social Security System, or Caja, to allow insurance for employees who work…

Costa Rican lawmakers pass 2015 budget without a single cut in spending
Legislative Assembly
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Legislative Assembly
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Costa Rican lawmakers pass 2015 budget without a single cut in spending

L. Arias - November 30, 2014

After five hours of negotiations and heated discussions, 27 of 49 lawmakers at 8:10 p.m. voted to pass President Luis Guillermo Solís' budget proposal for next year,…

Budget talks extend to Saturday after lawmakers fail to reach deal
Legislative Assembly
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Legislative Assembly
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Budget talks extend to Saturday after lawmakers fail to reach deal

L. Arias - November 28, 2014

Budget talks ended in a stalemate Thursday at the Legislative Assembly, with Assembly Vice President Marcela Guerrero adjourning the session at 6 p.m. without a deal. Costa Rica's Constitution states that…

Costa Rican lawmakers reject 2015 budget, Assembly president passes it anyway
Legislative Assembly
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Legislative Assembly
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Costa Rican lawmakers reject 2015 budget, Assembly president passes it anyway

L. Arias - November 25, 2014

In a tight 25-26 vote, lawmakers on Monday afternoon voted in a first round of debate against the proposed national budget for next year in a hectic session marked by controversy and heated…

Johnny Araya’s and Otto Guevara’s campaigns overspend in the last election
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Fuzzy Math
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Johnny Araya’s and Otto Guevara’s campaigns overspend in the last election

Corey Kane - May 26, 2014

The National Liberation Party (PLN) spent $1.85 million more than it can cover in the last election, while the Libertarian Movement Party (ML) found itself in a…

Costa Rica’s Solís defends spy agency as lawmakers look to abolish it
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Newsletter
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Costa Rica’s Solís defends spy agency as lawmakers look to abolish it

Zach Dyer - May 13, 2014

Costa Rica may have disbanded its army, but it does have an intelligence agency — at least, for now. Libertarian Movement Party lawmaker and former presidential hopeful…

Winning on the cheap: Solís campaign spent a quarter of what Araya spent in the last election
Elections 2014
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Elections 2014
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Winning on the cheap: Solís campaign spent a quarter of what Araya spent in the last election

Corey Kane - May 8, 2014

Campaign spending results reveal that Luis Guillermo Solís and the Citizen Action Party (PAC) won Costa Rica's 2014 presidential elections despite being outspent by a substantial margin.…

What keeps Johnny Araya awake at night?
Elections 2014
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Elections 2014
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What keeps Johnny Araya awake at night?

Gary L. Lehring - February 7, 2014

After a disappointing finish in the first round of the Costa Rican national elections by the National Liberation Party, and the surprise victory of Luis Guillermo Solís,…

UPDATE: Citizen Action Party candidate Luis Guillermo Solís moves into 1st place in Costa Rica presidential race
Elections 2014
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Elections 2014
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UPDATE: Citizen Action Party candidate Luis Guillermo Solís moves into 1st place in Costa Rica presidential race

David Boddiger - February 2, 2014

Costa Rica's Supreme Elections Tribunal began releasing preliminary results in the country's presidential and legislative elections soon after 8 p.m. By 9 p.m. supporters of Citizen Action…