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Venezuela’s Maduro gets support from Erdogan, Maradona ahead of vote

CARACAS/BARQUISIMETO, Venezuela (Reuters) – Venezuela’s diplomatically isolated president got a show of support from his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan and Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona on Thursday ahead of a weekend election widely decried as unfair. Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro and his wife Cilia Flores...

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...

Devaluating The Colon Divides Candidates

Devaluating the colon is the major difference, a clash point, between the economic teams of the Citizen Action Party (PAC) and Partido National Restoration (PRN), in the final stretch of the second round of elections. The PAC (ruling party) proposes to maintain the current flexibility...

Here’s a 100% Guaranteed Election Winner!

(Bloomberg) Alvarado is going to win next month’s presidential election in Costa Rica. There’s no doubt about it. None. But Alvarado is also going to lose. That’s 100 percent certain, too. Confused? Well, it even took Costa Ricans a while to get their heads around the...

Costa Rica’s Election Offers Fiscal Faith Test

(Bloomberg) With its open doors to tourists, no standing army since 1948, and proud claims as Central America’s oldest democracy, Costa Rica is not the place you’d look for a religious uprising. Yet this country of 4.9 million may be poised next month to...

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