Colombia’s Duque takes office with full agenda of thorny issues
Colombia
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Colombia
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Colombia’s Duque takes office with full agenda of thorny issues

AFP / Hector Velasco and Rodrigo Almonacid - August 7, 2018

Colombia's new President Ivan Duque has his work cut out for him as he takes office Tuesday amid heightened tensions with neighboring Venezuela and the lingering difficulties…

Panama prosecutors request 21-year spying sentence for ex-president
Latin America
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Latin America
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Panama prosecutors request 21-year spying sentence for ex-president

AFP - July 10, 2018

Panamanian prosecutors demanded a 21-year sentence for spying against ex-President Ricardo Martinelli during an indictment hearing in the capital, Panama City. Martinelli, who was extradited back to…

Leftist ‘AMLO’ sweeps to Mexican presidency
Latin America
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Latin America
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Leftist ‘AMLO’ sweeps to Mexican presidency

AFP - July 3, 2018

MEXICO CITY, Mexico – Anti-establishment leftist Andrés Manuel López Obrador swept to victory in Mexico's presidential election Sunday, in a political sea change driven by voters' anger…

President ‘Carlitos’ and Costa Rica’s generational shift
No Sugar Please
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No Sugar Please
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President ‘Carlitos’ and Costa Rica’s generational shift

Alvaro Murillo - May 7, 2018

When Carlos Alvarado Quesada was born in January 1980, Costa Rica's Minister of Public Transport was an engineer called Rodolfo Méndez Mata. On May 8 of this…

Evangelicals make up quarter of Costa Rica’s new assembly
The Alvarado Administration
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The Alvarado Administration
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Evangelicals make up quarter of Costa Rica’s new assembly

AFP and The Tico Times - May 1, 2018

Costa Rica's new Legislative Assembly began work today with an unprecedented group of legislators, in a number of ways. One is that the party of the incoming…

Our chat with Epsy Campbell, Costa Rica’s vice president-elect
The Alvarado Administration
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The Alvarado Administration
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Our chat with Epsy Campbell, Costa Rica’s vice president-elect

Katherine Stanley, Gaby Brenes and Alexander Villegas - April 30, 2018

The painting behind Epsy Campbell’s desk shows a lone sign reading “VAMOS,” from her 2014 presidential primary bid, in the middle of an urban shantytown. It’s just…

Watch Carlos Alvarado and Justin Trudeau’s first conversation
Foreign Policy
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Foreign Policy
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Watch Carlos Alvarado and Justin Trudeau’s first conversation

Katherine Stanley - April 16, 2018

"I have a feeling we're going to get along very well." That's how Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greeted Costa Rican President-elect Carlos Alvarado during their phone…

Presidential candidate Fabricio Alvarado pulls out of UCR debate
Elections 2018
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Elections 2018
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Presidential candidate Fabricio Alvarado pulls out of UCR debate

Elizabeth Lang - March 9, 2018

The University of Costa Rica (UCR) this week became the latest organization to see presidential candidate Fabricio Alvarado pull out of a debate it had planned to…

Christiana Figueres: ‘Costa Rica is in danger of losing what it’s gained’
Elections 2018
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Elections 2018
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Christiana Figueres: ‘Costa Rica is in danger of losing what it’s gained’

Elizabeth Lang - February 20, 2018

One of the most prominent Costa Ricans on the international stage released a statement on Costa Rica's ongoing election process. Christiana Figueres, the daughter of three-time Costa…

New poll: Statistical dead heat in Costa Rica’s presidential elections
Elections 2018
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Elections 2018
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New poll: Statistical dead heat in Costa Rica’s presidential elections

AFP - February 15, 2018

Evangelical preacher Fabricio Alvarado and former government minister Carlos Alvarado are in a statistical tie as the second round of Costa Rica's presidential campaign enters full swing,…