Beached: Slow voting in Guanacaste’s Playas del Coco
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Beached: Slow voting in Guanacaste’s Playas del Coco

Robert Isenberg - April 6, 2014

PLAYAS DEL COCO, Guanacaste – Whether you take a five-hour bus ride or drive 245 kilometers, the tiny Pacific beach community of Playas del Coco feels a…

Costa Rican centrist set for win with no rival
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Elections 2014
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Costa Rican centrist set for win with no rival

María Isabel Sánchez | AFP - April 6, 2014

Historian and former diplomat Luis Guillermo Solís is set to cruise to victory Sunday in Costa Rica's presidential runoff election after his sole opponent dropped out of…

Supreme Elections Tribunal increases security measures for Sunday’s runoff
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Elections 2014
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Supreme Elections Tribunal increases security measures for Sunday’s runoff

L. Arias - April 4, 2014

Some 88,000 people will be charged with supervising Sunday's runoff election in which Ticos will choose Costa Rica’s next president for 2014-2018. That figure represents an increase…

Luis Guillermo Solís voters hopeful for change as Johnny Araya supporters hold out for Sunday’s election
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Luis Guillermo Solís voters hopeful for change as Johnny Araya supporters hold out for Sunday’s election

Zach Dyer - April 4, 2014

On Sunday, Costa Rican voters will head to the polls for the second time this year and likely elect the country’s first third-party candidate, Luis Guillermo Solís…

Why Costa Rica will have a runoff election this weekend
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Why Costa Rica will have a runoff election this weekend

Fo León - April 3, 2014

After National Liberation Party candidate Johnny Araya announced he was no longer campaigning for president in a second-round vote, many journalists and politicians questioned why a runoff…

Costa Rica’s two top political parties agree to runoff presidential debate, with or without candidates
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Costa Rica’s two top political parties agree to runoff presidential debate, with or without candidates

Zach Dyer - March 27, 2014

It looks like political junkies are going to get their last big fix before Costa Rica’s historic presidential runoff election on April 6. The National Liberation Party…

National Tourism Chamber to municipalities: Let people drink during the election and Easter Holy Week, please!
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National Tourism Chamber to municipalities: Let people drink during the election and Easter Holy Week, please!

L. Arias - March 19, 2014

The National Tourism Chamber (CANATUR) has sent a letter to all 81 Costa Rican municipalities asking them to “exercise their autonomy and not apply the prohibition of…

Supreme Elections Tribunal dismisses request to reprint ballots for runoff election
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Elections 2014
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Supreme Elections Tribunal dismisses request to reprint ballots for runoff election

L. Arias - March 17, 2014

The president of Costa Rica's Supreme Elections Tribunal (TSE), Luis Antonio Sobrado, on Monday said the tribunal has denied a request from the Citizen Action Party (PAC)…

Supreme Elections Tribunal official suspended following accusations of ballot theft
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Elections 2014
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Supreme Elections Tribunal official suspended following accusations of ballot theft

L. Arias - March 14, 2014

The Supreme Elections Tribunal (TSE) on Friday said it had suspended an employee for allegedly stealing “a few” ballots prepared for Costa Rica's presidential runoff on April 6.…

Supreme Elections Tribunal denies that presidential election runoff ballots were stolen
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Elections 2014
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Supreme Elections Tribunal denies that presidential election runoff ballots were stolen

L. Arias - March 10, 2014

A member of the Supreme Elections Tribunal said that pictures appearing in a Diario Extra report are not of original ballots that would be used in the…