PHOTOS: Costa Rica’s political dogs on Election Day
Elections 2018
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Elections 2018
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PHOTOS: Costa Rica’s political dogs on Election Day

Alexander Villegas - April 2, 2018

Costa Ricans voted in droves during yesterday's presidential elections. A total of 67.03 percent of the electorate turned out to vote, the first time that turnout has…

Meet Costa Rica’s 48th president, Carlos Alvarado
Elections 2018
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Elections 2018
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Meet Costa Rica’s 48th president, Carlos Alvarado

AFP - April 1, 2018

Carlos Alvarado Quesada, is passionate about literature – with three published novels - and a musician who likes rock. He's also Costa Rica's president-elect after winning the…

PHOTOS: Final pre-election activities for Costa Rica’s candidates
Elections 2018
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Elections 2018
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PHOTOS: Final pre-election activities for Costa Rica’s candidates

Elizabeth Lang - April 1, 2018

Costa Rican presidential candidates Fabricio Alvarado, from the National Restoration Party (PRN), and Carlos Alvarado, from the Citizen Action Party (PAC), spent the last days before the…

Carlos Alvarado, novelist, musician and presidential candidate in Costa Rica
Elections 2018
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Elections 2018
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Carlos Alvarado, novelist, musician and presidential candidate in Costa Rica

AFP - March 31, 2018

Carlos Alvarado Quesada, is passionate about literature – with three published novels - and is a musician who likes rock, but in the current presidential runoff in…

Costa Rican elections combine close polls, vastly different positions
Elections 2018
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Elections 2018
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Costa Rican elections combine close polls, vastly different positions

Marco Sibaja / AFP - March 28, 2018

Polls show former legislator and evangelical preacher Fabricio Alvarado fighting elbow-to-elbow with journalist and political scientist Carlos Alvarado, a former Labor Minister from the governing Citizen Action Party…

Presidential candidates in Costa Rica close campaigns with San José rallies
Elections 2018
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Elections 2018
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Presidential candidates in Costa Rica close campaigns with San José rallies

AFP - March 26, 2018

The two candidates for the presidency of Costa Rica wrapped up their campaigns on Saturday with rallies with supporters in different points of the capital, in the…

New poll in Costa Rica: another small Fabricio lead, another statistical dead heat
Elections 2018
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Elections 2018
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New poll in Costa Rica: another small Fabricio lead, another statistical dead heat

AFP - March 23, 2018

The two aspirers for the presidency of Costa Rica, the evangelical preacher Fabricio Alvarado and the former minister Carlos Alvarado, reach the closing of the electoral campaign for April 1st with a technical draw, according to a poll disclosed this Friday.

Poll: Fabricio Alvarado holds slight lead in Costa Rica
Elections 2018
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Elections 2018
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Poll: Fabricio Alvarado holds slight lead in Costa Rica

AFP - March 19, 2018

The evangelical preacher and former legislator Fabricio Alvarado has a slight advantage over former Labor Minister Carlos Alvarado in one of the latest polls, just two weeks…

Citizen Action Party nominates presidential candidate for 2018
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Citizen Action Party nominates presidential candidate for 2018

L. Arias - July 11, 2017

Former Labor Minister Carlos Alvarado Quesada has emerged as the victory in the primary election of the ruling Citizen Action Party (PAC) with 56 percent of the vote.…

Two members of Costa Rica’s ruling party convicted of fraud
Corruption
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Corruption
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Two members of Costa Rica’s ruling party convicted of fraud

L. Arias - December 6, 2016

A Criminal Court in San José found two officials of the ruling Citizen Action Party (PAC) guilty of a fraud scheme that allowed the party to collect…