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Carlos plans to travel through Latin America to advocate for Nicaragua and Venezuela

President Carlos Alvarado is considering to travel through Latin America to advocate for a solution to the socio-political crisis in Nicaragua and Venezuela. In the caricature by Crhoy.com, we see the prez with his suitcase packed with "soluciones para las crisis en esas dos naciones"...

Nicaragua qualifies president Carlos Alvarado as ‘ill-educated, meddlesome, contemptuous and snoopy’

The government of Daniel Ortega did not hold anything back to offend President Carlos Alvarado for his criticism of the internal situation in Nicaragua. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nicaragua issued a statement Friday where it calls Alvarado, among others things, "ill-educated, meddlesome, contemptuous...

ICE Worker One Of Two Suspects In Aggression Against The President

A long-time employee of the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) and another from the Imprenta Nacional (National Printer), are suspected of committing an attack against president Carlos Alvarado, on his departure from the National Theater on Wednesday. Michael Soto, the Minister of Security, identified the...

Demonstrators Insult and Corner President Alvarado in Downtown San José

A group of protesters chased President Carlos Alvarado this morning, around 11 am, when he was leaving an urban mobility event at the National Theater in downtown San José. The president crossed the Plaza de la Cultura surrounded by bodyguards and police, while dozens of...

President will take strikers to court

As the strike enters its 8th consecutive day, on Sunday President Carlos Alvarado emphasized that the continuing of the strike is "unprecedented and unjustified". The president said that in the government are prepared to take those who continue striking, responding to the call by the...

Costa Rica National Strike Testing New President

Thousands of Costa Ricans today enter their seventh day of protests against the proposed plan fiscal (tax reform), maintaining firm on the call from the public sector labor unions to maintain a national strike. The protests have interrupted mains roads that affected the carrying of...

What if there was a party and nobody came?

As is the tradition in Costa Rica every September 14, the Municipality of Cartago carries out a series of activities to commemorate independence. One of the main activities is the receiving of the Torch of Independence and a symbolic cabinet meeting by the sitting government. But...

President Received The Torch of Independence In The Midst of Boos!

Not his best moment in his first months of governing, certainly not what he expected, President Carlos Alvarado was booed in receiving his first Independence Torch. And, unlike in previous years, President Carlos had his cabinet meeting behind closed doors, in the Cartago municipal offices. In...

No Honeymoon For President Carlos

Most of the Costa Ricans polled on the President Carlo's Alvarado performance in his first 100 days were negative. The poll by the Centro de Investigación y Estudios Políticos (CIEP) de la Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR) - Center for Research and Political Studies...

Carlos Alvarado assures that Costa Rica has the necessary resources to guarantee a safe and orderly immigration control

On national television, Sunday night, President Carlos Alvarado, assured that the Government has allocated the necessary resources to guarantee a safe, orderly and registered migratory control. In the message, the president called for peace, calm and to act prudently and sensibly, following the xenophobic demonstrations...

Andrea Vargas gets the first gold for Costa Rica in the Central American and Caribbean Games

Andrea Vargas won the first gold medal for Costa Rica at the Central American and Caribbean Games (Juegos Centroamericanos y del Caribe 2018) in Barranquilla, Colombia, on Tuesday afternoon. The native of Puriscal stopped the clock in 12:90 in the final of the 100 yards...

Costa Rica Joins Other 11 Latin America Countries In Demand For The Immediate End Of Violence In Nicaragua

Costa Rica on Monday joined Honduras, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay and Peru, all of them belonging to the Lima Group, as well as Uruguay and Ecuador, demanding the "immediate cessation of acts of violence, intimidation and threats" in Nicaragua and the...

Carlos Alvarado: Government ‘will not be embarrassed’ to adopt some tax proposals of the unions

President Carlos Alvarado assured that the Executive Branch "will not be embarrassed" in adopting those points that coincide with the tax proposal that the unions presented last Monday. In Puntarenas, where he toured on Wednesday, Alvarado defended his vice president, Marvin Rodriguez, who on Tuesday...

Meet The “Notables”

Casa Presidencial announced on Friday the names of the "notables" who will participate in two committees to consider the reforms required by the State and public administration. The Minister of the Presidency, Rodolfo Piza, explained that the monthly recommendations that the notables provide to the...

Costa Rica President Emphasizes Seriousness of Nicaragua Crisis to OAS

Costa Rica’s President Carlos Alvarado on Tuesday in a speech before the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington emphasized the crisis in neighboring Nicaragua and lobbied for the defense of the democracies in the region. Alvarado, who is on his first trip abroad since...

“If the President Arrives At Mass, I Will No Give Him Communion”

"If the President arrives at mass, I will not give him communion," are the words of Catholic priest Sixto Varela, who over the weekend questioned President Carlos Alvarado after the latter participated in the solemn celebration of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The parish priest...

President Alvardo Supports La Sele In Motivational Video

President Carlos Alvarado sends a motivational message to the players of the Selección Nacional (National Team) or La Sele prior to their visiting the Presidential House.  In the short video, under two minutes, the President recalled the success in Brazil and how a whole country...

Government Would Form A Dialogue Table To Discuss Public Employment

In the caricature by Crhoy.com we see Costa Rica's new president Carlos Alvarado (left) and his chief-of-staff (ministro de la presidencia) Rodolfo Piza, busy assembling a dialogue table.

Portrait of Juan Mora Fernández Will Accompany Carlos Alvarado

"El Ejecutivo desea que el estado sea feliz por la paz, fuerte por la unión y que sus hijos corten cada día una espiga más y lloren una lágrima menos” (The Executive wishes that the state be happy for peace, strong for the union...

Korean Envoy Visits Costa Rica’s New President

A group of South Korean lawmakers has paid a visit to Costa Rica's new President Carlos Alvarado in their capacity as special envoys of President Moon Jae-in, Costa Rica's foreign ministry said Wednesday. Reps. Cho Jung-sik and Kim Sung-soo of the ruling Democratic Party traveled...

Evo Morales Makes A Quick Exit From Costa Rica After Impromptu Protests Against Him

UPDATED: May 9. It appears the quick exit by Evo Morales from Costa Rica on Tuesday was not related to the crowds mobbing is vehicle in front of the Teatro Nacional, rather, at the same time the Bolivian Senate confirming a hack of its...

Carlos Alvarado: ‘I Swear To Be The Best Version Of Myself To Take The Reins of the Country’

Carlos Alvarado, Costa Rica's new president, in his first presidential speech following the swearing-in ceremony Tuesday morning, vowed to turn Costa Rica into a global example of how to abolish fossil fuels. "We have before us the titanic and beautiful task of abolishing the use...

Costa Rica’s Democracy On Display To The World

The stage is set. Since the early hour, people have started arriving, picking a spot, to be witness to the inauguration of the new president. The local television stations camped out the residence in Santa Ana, waiting for the president-elect to come out, headed...

First Openly Gay Member of Costa Rica’s Legislative Assembly Takes Office

Enrique Sánchez — a journalist who is a member of the Partido Accion Cuidadana (PAC), the first openly gay man elected to Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly was sworn in on Tuesday, May 1. Sánchez told the Washington Blade on Thursday during a WhatsApp interview from...

Transfer of Powers Will Be An Austere Ceremony

Starting Saturday, international delegations will start arriving in Costa Rica for the Tuesday ceremony of the transfer of powers, when Carlos Alavardo will be sworn in as the country's 48th president. The ceremony is being held in the Plaza de la Democracia, the public square...

U.S. Announces Presidential Delegation to Costa Rica

United States President Donald J. Trump on Wednesday announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to Costa Rica to attend the inauguration of Carlos Alvarado on May 8, 2018, in San Jose. Alexander Acosta, Secretary of Labor, will lead the delegation. Members of the Presidential Delegation...

Rush To Get The Job Done On Time For The Transfer of Powers

Two jobs are being rushed to ready on time for the transfer of powers event on May 8 where Carlos Alvarado will be sworn in as the 48th president of the Republic, and receive the 'presidential sash' from Luis Guillermo Solis. The first. The event...

Fabricio Called “Sore Loser” and “the Nicole Carboni of Politics” By Ticos

Criticizing President-elect Carlo Alvarado's choice for his government positions, in particular the appointment of Patricia Mora as executive president of the INAMU, the social networks lit up against former presidential candidate Fabricio Alvarado, Ticos calling him a 'sore loser' and the "Nicole Carboni of...

Evangelicals Make Up A Quarter of Costa Rica’s New Legislative Assembly

While the new government of Carlos Alvarado won't be starting their work until May 8, Costa Rica's new Legislative Assembly will formally begin work on Tuesday, May 1, Labor Day - a national holiday in Costa Rica - with 14 of its 57 new...

This Is The Unity Government Offered by Carlos Alvarado

President-elect, Carlos Alvarado, on Thursday presented his cabinet, as-as promised during his campaign, a multiparty cabinet, which is made up of 16 men and 15 women. Of the 31, eleven are tied to the Partido Acción Ciudadana (PAC) or who contributed to the government, Luis...

Carlos Alvarado Officially Elected President, TSE

This morning, the Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones (TSE) - Elections Tribunal - officially declared Carlos Andrés Alvarado Quessa elected president, for the constitutional period (of 4 years) that begins on May 8, 2018. Epsy Alejandra Campbell Barr was officially elected as First Vice President...

Could Costa Rica’s New Pro-LGBT President Represent a Change Throughout Latin America?

In its report dated April 15, 2018, the Hornet.com's by Matt Baume sees the election of Carlos Alvarado as fantastic news of the former cabinet minister (and novelist!) easily defeating rival Fabricio Alvardo, "a virulently anti-queer pastor who opposed the freedom to marry," in the...

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