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,…

How Costa Rica’s 2018 elections moved from street to screen
Elections 2018
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Elections 2018
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How Costa Rica’s 2018 elections moved from street to screen

Josué Alfaro - February 14, 2018

There's less and less political interaction on the streets, but it doesn’t seem to lose its strength or validity on social media. With the first round of…

Awaiting the final results
Elections 2018
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Elections 2018
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Awaiting the final results

Elizabeth Lang - February 4, 2018

Scenes from the heart of the vote count: the Supreme Elections Tribunal in San José. [caption id="attachment_114210" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Jonathan Jiménez / The Tico Times[/caption]

Same-sex marriage issue shifts presidential elections in Costa Rica
Elections 2018
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Elections 2018
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Same-sex marriage issue shifts presidential elections in Costa Rica

Marco Sibaja / AFP - January 31, 2018

Same-sex marriage became a dominant topic at the close of the election season in Costa Rica, where opposition to the issue boosted the presidential chances of an…

Recent polls: Four candidates are vying for a Costa Rican runoff
Elections 2018
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Elections 2018
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Recent polls: Four candidates are vying for a Costa Rican runoff

AFP - January 31, 2018

Recent polls suggest that in Sunday's elections, four of Costa Rica's 13 presidential candidates are in the running to make it through to a second round of…