2018: A big year for Latin American elections
Latin America
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Latin America
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2018: A big year for Latin American elections

by Tupac Pointu/AFP - December 29, 2017

MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY – Next year will be a big election year for Latin America, a region where democracy in many countries is only decades young, and where…

Costa Rican prosecutors raid Emergency Commission office
Cementazo
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Cementazo
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Costa Rican prosecutors raid Emergency Commission office

AFP - December 22, 2017

The Costa Rican Prosecutor’s Office conducted a raid on Thursday of the offices of the National Emergency Commission (CNE) as part of the investigation of traffic of…

Six weeks before elections, one third of Costa Ricans are undecided
Elections 2018
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Elections 2018
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Six weeks before elections, one third of Costa Ricans are undecided

AFP - December 20, 2017

One third of Costa Rican voters remain undecided just six weeks before the presidential election. According to a poll published Wednesday, the two leading candidates are in…

Legislative committee requests ethics sanctions against Costa Rican president
Cementazo
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Cementazo
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Legislative committee requests ethics sanctions against Costa Rican president

AFP - December 19, 2017

A legislative committee charged with investigating alleged traffic of influences related to the import of Chinese cement accused Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís of a "lack…

Costa Rica’s elections 2018: a primer
Elections 2018
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Elections 2018
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Costa Rica’s elections 2018: a primer

Alvaro Murillo - December 18, 2017

In days of yore, Costa Rican elections were called a “fiesta electoral,” a celebration of democracy where many Costa Ricans were fiercely and visibly proud of their…

Ten new parties register for the 2018 election
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Ten new parties register for the 2018 election

L. Arias - February 7, 2017

The Supreme Elections Tribunal (TSE) confirmed that it has received 10 applications from new political parties interested in participating in the national elections on Feb. 4, 2018.…

The conversation Costa Rica should be having this election year
Newsletter
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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 triumph of Donald Trump
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News
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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…

Solís’ approval rating at record low
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Solís’ approval rating at record low

L. Arias - August 18, 2016

Only 10 out of 100 Ticos approve of the job President Luis Guillermo Solís is doing, according to results of the latest opinion poll by consulting firm CID…

Nicaragua expels three US officials: State Dept
Latin America
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Latin America
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Nicaragua expels three US officials: State Dept

AFP - June 17, 2016

The U.S. State Department said Thursday that Nicaragua had expelled three U.S. government officials earlier this week, condemning what it called an "unwarranted" move that could damage bilateral…