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New Political Party Emerges From The Crumbling PUSC

New Political Party Emerges From The Crumbling PUSC

A new political party has emerged for the upcoming presidential elections in 2014, the Centro Democrático y Social (CDS), comprised of several ex members of the PUSC party. The new group held its first national assembly on Sunday that was attended by two representative of the Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones (TSE) – elections tribunal, establishing […]

Canada’s Foreign Affairs Blocks Naming of Costa Rica Honorary Consul

Canada’s Foreign Affairs Blocks Naming of Costa Rica Honorary Consul

OTTAWA – Canada’s foreign affairs department blocked the appointment of Canadian businessman Nathan Jacobson as Costa Rica’s honorary consul to Toronto in 2007 after an RCMP review, documents from the Central American country show. The revelation raises questions about why senior officials didn’t warn the prime minister and senior cabinet ministers about Jacobson’s legal difficulties. […]

Ticos Abroad Can Vote on Party Conventions

Ticos Abroad Can Vote on Party Conventions

The more than 6.000 Costa Ricans that live abroad adn who are registered to vote in the upcoming presidential elections can participate in internal conventions of the major parties, the Partido Acción Ciudadana (PAC) and the Partido Unidad Social Cristiana (PUSC), according to the Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones (TSE) – elections tribual. Diego Brenes, spokesperson […]

“Costa Rica! We Have a Problem!”

“Costa Rica! We Have a Problem!”

As might be expected the problem revolves around money and lack of planning. With a “knee jerk” response, this administration will, next week, come with some kind of plan to stop the massive inflow of dollars. This is not at all a simple nor a lineal subject. However, Costa Rica, lead by its Presidenta, Chinchilla […]

This Is Austerity In Government?

This Is Austerity In Government?

At least 40 luxury Toyota Fortuner vehicles will be assigned to officials of the various courts and prosecutor’s office. The purchase and use of such luxury vehicles by legislators and the presidential office would never live out criticism. If you will recall a few years back Casa Presidencial had to trade-in the purchase of two […]

The End Of The Arias Dynasty (For Now)

The End Of The Arias Dynasty (For Now)

Surprising to most Costa Ricans and especially a large percentage of  the  Partido Liberación Nacional Party (PLN), Rodrigo Arias Sanchez has dropped out of the race to Zapote and his quest to become the next president of this country in 2014. Rumors circulated Thursday, but when surrounded by supporters on Friday (Jan 4),  he  folded […]

Rodrigo Arias Says He’s Out

Rodrigo Arias Says He’s Out

Polls and financing did him in! In a surprise announcement former ministro de la Presidencia, Rodrigo Arias, told his audience gathered at the nomination campaign offices in Los Anonos, he WILL NOT be seeking the party leadership nomination in March. The announcement surprised everyone inside and outside of the Partido Liberacaion National (PLN). Rumours had […]

The “Wachiman”

The “Wachiman”

The Wachiman or Cuidacarro in Spanish refers to someone who looks after your car while parked on a public street.  It can also extend to watching your car while in the restaurant parking, local shopping centre, etc. By and large the Wachiman is an independent that you entrust with your vehicle while dining, taking in […]

Who Said So? – A Q Question

Who Said So? – A Q Question

Not so many years ago, readers of the more serious national news outlets, especially La Nación, La Prensa, Universidad and La Republica always concluded, “The thought, even the premise of each story makes sense, but where are the numbers to back them up?” I, unfortunately, recall being chastised by Ted Koppel on Nightline along with […]