Solis Says One of His First Acts Will Be To Know Tthe State Of The Government He Is To Receive

With 78% of the votes cast on Sunday's run-off election, the 55 year old became the first third-party...

San José Survived The Triumph of Luis Guillermo Solís

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=royDl5sjcbc] Partido Accion Cuidadana (PAC) supporters took to the streets Sunday night with blaring horns, whistles and flags...

Lesser Known Candidate Luis Guillermo Solís Elected President!

It took six months but finally the unusual election is over. Luis Guillermo Solís, one of the lesser...

Photo Gallery: Election Day!

A collection of election day photos from a number of online sources, including Casa Presidencial, Amelia Rueda, Noticias...

Luis Guillermo Solís Expectes A Million Votes

Today is a big day for Luis Guillermo Solís of the Partido Acción Ciudadana (PAC) and the country. The...

EDITORIAL: The Arayas and Second Round Vote 12 Years Apart

It was on a Sunday like today twelve years ago when some 2.2 million Costa Ricans, for the...

Election Fever in San Pedro

Yellow and red flags, car horns and whistles are all part of the election fever by PAC supporters...

Solís and PAC Face Challenges in Tomorrow’s Election

Presidential candidate Luis Guillermo Solís stands alone for the presidency of Costa Rica. Since March 5, his only...

I’m In It (Politics) For Life!

Partido Liberación Nacional (PLN) presidential candidate, Johnny Araya Monge,  said this morning that he will continue in politics...

Costa Rica Gets Ready To Elect A President, Closing A Strange and Unusual Presidential Campaign

The man who could be president and has sat out most this election campaign, withdrawing from politicking on...

Will Costa Ricans Bother To Vote?

In three days Costa Ricans are being asked to choose their president. But how many will actually bother...

PAC Announces Hurrah Party For Sunday

At 4pm Sunday, March 30, the Partido Acción Ciudadana (PAC) will hold its big party, the last hurrah...

Johnny Araya: “I Never Quit, I Will Assume Presidency If People Vote Me In”

It's been almost two weeks since that historic day, when for the first time in the history of...

Jorge Pattoni To Lead PLN Election Campaign

Vice-presidential candidate for the  Partido Liberación Nacional (PLN), Jorge Pattoni, was on Wednesday appointed the "official" leader of...

TSE Mystified By Elections Ballots In Hands of News Source

The Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones (TSE)  - elections tribunal - has handed over to the judicial police a...

It’s An “Honour,” Not To Win The Election, PLN Party Plans To Continue With Presidential Campaign

Johnny Araya may be done with the presidential elections, the Partido Liberacion Nacional (PLN) presidential candidate withdrawing from...

Araya Defends Himself From Being Called A “Coward”

Presidential candidate Johnny Araya, on Thursday, defended being called a "coward" and "quitter" by saying "it takes more...

I Have Not Yet Been Elected President, Solís Reminds Supporters

Presidential candidate of the Partido Acción Ciudadana (PAC), Luis Guillermo Solís, Wednesday night asked his supporters to avoid...

Johnny Araya Quits Presidential Race!

Without precedent, the Partido Liberación Nacional (PLN) presidential candidate, Johnny Araya, announced he will not continue with the...

Araya Promises Accessible Housing For Middle Class

Presidential candidate for the Partido Liberación Nacional (PLN), Johnny Araya, yesterday extended his promise for accessible housing for...

Evangelical Alliance Fined For Elections Ad

Costa Rica's Tribunal Supreme de Elecciones (TSE) -  Supreme Elections Tribunal - Friday condemned Evangelical Alliance of Costa Rica...

Libertarian Wins Vote Recount for Legislator

Libertarian lawmaker candidate Carmen Quesada narrowly won the final seat for Limón in the Supreme Election Tribunal (TSE)...

Corruption and Inequality Force to Change Costa Rica, Says Legislator

The need of changes in Costa Rica is a constant feature today in the electoral speeches due to...

No Takers For Villalta’s Votes

Finding no takers for his 354.000 votes, leader of the Frente Amplio party, José Maria Villalta, announced Friday...

Costa Rica Elections Results Now Official, Solís Wins By 19.232 Votes

It's official, Luis Guillermo Solís of the Partido Accion Cuidadana (PAC) won the Feb. 2 presidential elections with...

Solis Accuses Araya of Smear Campaign

Partido Accion Cuidadana (PAC)candidate for President, Luis Guillermo Solis, accused his runoff election adversary, Partido Liberacion Nacional’s Johnny...

Costa Rica’s Electrions Tribunal Announces Completion Of Manual Vote Count

The Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones (TSE) confirmed the conclusion of the manual vote count of the Feb 2....

Solís To Meet WIth Former President Pacheco

The presidential candidates are taking a different approach to the April 6 run-off election, looking to forge political...

Piza Offers Run-Off Election Support

Social Christian Unity (PUSC) party candidate Rodolfo Piza, who didn´t make the cut during the regular balloting Sunday,...

Superbowl To Blame For Poor Voter Turnout Abroad, TSE

The Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones (TSE) - Costa Rica's elections tribunal, is blame bad weather and the Superbowl...

Group Within PLN Calls For Johnny Araya’s Regisnation

Unhappy with the results of the Feb. 2 elections, a group in the Partido Liberación Nacional (PLN) are...

Costa Rica’s Surprise Frontrunner Favours Eventual Tax Hike

Luis Guillermo Solis, the academic who has never been elected to public office who emerged as the surprise...

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Costa Rica’s Election: It Wasn’t the Economy, Stupid!

Is it the economy, stupid? A preliminary analysis would have concluded that such a maxim would prevail in Costa Rica’s presidential race: unemployment is...

Canada To Open Free Trade Talks With Mercosur Group Of South American Countries

(Reuters) - The Canadian government plans to open free trade talks with the four-nation Mercosur trading bloc in South America, an official said on...

OIJ Raids Cosevi Central Offices

The Consejo de Seguridad Vial (Cosevi) - road safety council - offices in La Uruca was raided this Monday morning, as investigators delve into...

Migrants Up Against Nicaragua’s “Containment Wall”

(IPS) - Nicaragua’s “containment wall”, aimed at bolstering internal security, has been successful with regard to the fight against transnational crime. But its...

Latin America Focuses on Attacking Pockets of Rural Poverty

(IPS) - Identifying territories where rural poverty is most entrenched in Latin America and the Caribbean to apply new tools and innovative policies to...

Better Safe Than Sorry: Travel Tips

People often hear stories of travel incidents but they don't think it'll happen to them. Two of the biggest problems for travelers are stolen,...

Tigo To Invest US$30 Million This Year

Tigo (Millicom) is set to invest US$30 million in Costa Rica this year to substantially expand coverage, double broadband speed and bring DTT to...

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Anne Hathaway’s Leaked Personal Pictures Go Viral

American actress Anne Hathaway is the latest celebrity to fall victim to the hackers, who shamelessly filtered the intimate photos of the actress with...

American Tourist Dies In Isla del Coco Shark Attack

The National Coast Guard Service of the Ministry of Public Security (Servicio Nacional de Guardacostas, del Ministerio de Seguridad Pública) confirmed the death of...

10 Countries Reputed As The Ultimate Place For Sex Tourism (Guess Who Isn’t?)

QCOSTARICA - Normally, tourists travel abroad to visit famous landmarks, culture or do fun things. Also there is a group of tourists who travel...

Female Tiger Shark Attacked American Tourist Who Died in Isla del Coco

The survivor of the shark attack in the Isla del Coco on Thursday, the 26-year-old diving guide identified by his last name Jimenez, said...

How Will Hurricane Irma Affect Costa Rica?

As Hurricane Irma makes its way through the Caribbean and Floridians ready for Irma's potential landfall, how will it affect Costa Rica? Although Hurricane Irma...

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In Panama Tax Evasion is NOT Money Laundering

TODAY PANAMA - Despite being a FATF recommendation, reforms to the law on prevention of money laundering being prepared by the government will not...

Legislators in Costa Rica Attempt to Tackle Sexting

The practice of sharing digital photographs of a sexual nature over electronic communication networks is rising among young people in Costa Rica. This activity...

Nicaragua: Annual Inflation up to January 2016 is 3.19%

TODAY NICARAGUA - In January, the CPI registered a variation of 0.11% and annual inflation stood at 3.19%, 2.26% lower than the figure for...

Italian Wine With Coca From Bolivia

(Q24N) Bolivian Minister of Development Planning, Mariana Prado, informed here that representatives of the enterprise Vino Mariani of Italy, are interested in elaborating their...

Tuasa Announces 80 New Eco-efficient Buses

QCOSTARICA - Transporting comfortably almost 1 million passengers a month and reduce CO2 emissions is the aim says the bus company Transportes Unidos Alajuelenses...