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Covid-19 in Costa Rica: Confirmed 117; “We Cannot Let Our Guard Down”

The confirmed cases of the coronavirus covid-19 in Costa Rica reached 117, according to the report by the Ministry of Health this Saturday, March 21 at noon. An increase of 4 over the previous day, when 113 cases were confirmed. In a mid-day, Saturday covid-19...

Coronavirus in Costa Rica: 23 confirmed cases

The number of confirmed cases in the country with the coronavirus covid-19, rose to 23 this Thursday, the latest a nurse from the San Rafael de Alajuela Hospital, announced the Minister of Health this Thursday afternoon. Health Minister Daniel Salas added that, to date, 206...

President Alvarado Turns To Mendez To Clean The Mess At Casa Presidencial

Costa Rica president Carlos Alvarado has given the task of putting the house (Casa Presidencial) in order to the Minister of Public Works and Transport, Rodolfo Mendez. At 82, Mendez is the oldest of Alvarado's cabinet and perhaps the most experienced in government, with a...

UPAD: Government of Carlos Alvarado Sinks To Bottom

The "decretazo" UPAD has an unleashed a political scandal sinking the government of Carlos Alvarado.

Victor Morales resigns as Minister of the Presidency

The Unidad Presidencial de Análisis de Datos (UPAD) has its latest victim, the Ministro de la Presidencia (Chief of Staff), Victor Morales, who announced his resignation on Wednesday, one day after his appearance before the Legislative Assembly where he faced an interrogation over his...

Carlos Alvarado is the “big chief” of the Data Unit, according to opposition legislators

The Unidad Presidencial de Análisis de Datos (Upad) - Presidential Data Analysis Unit - which has generated a political storm, was promoted and directed personally by President Carlos Alvarado, according to opposition legislators, who earlier this week launched an attack against the Government. The appearance...

Carlos Alvarado is exposed to six years imprisonment for prevarication

Carlos Alvarado and seven other government officials could go to jail for up to six years for the crime of prevarication if the Prosecutor's Office (Ministerio Publico) manages to prove that a crime was committed by the creation of the Presidential Data Analysis Unit...

Attorney General Raids Government House In “Confidential Information” Case

Attorney General, Emilia Navas Aparicio, at 8 am this Friday morning, led a raid on Government House (Casa Presidencial) along with the Oeganismo de Investigacion Judicial (OIJ) and while the Ministero Publico (Prosecutor's Office) executed raids on nine other locations. The raid on is related...

Nothing happened here!

President Carlos Alvarado, despite explaining ad nauseam that "nothing happened" AND apologizing for the UPAD debacle, he is having a difficult time setting blame.

President acknowledges mistake with UPAD, but leaves more questions than answers

President Carlos Alvarado, on national radio and television, admitted on Monday night that there were "errors" in the formation of the Presidential Data Analysis Unit (UPAD), secretly created by the Government to handle “confidential” information of Costa Ricans, and described the concerns regarding the...

President Carlos Alvarado is criminally denounced for the creation of UPAD

Costa Rica president, Carlos Alvarado, was criminally denounced by lawyer Gloria Navas, for the creation of the Data Analysis Unit (UPAD). According to Alvarado, the UPAD team was created for decision making through statistics, however, it also gives the government access to confidential information from...

President orders to stop the work of data analysts unit, amid controversy

Costa Rica President Carlos Alvarado ordered on Sunday a stop all the work of his data analysis unit, "so that the Ombudsman's Office will conduct its investigation." The president announced his decision through his Twitter account, where he said he prefers that the Defensora de...

President Creates Thousands of Jobs For Bureaucrats

In almost two years (May 8) of is administration, President Carlos Alvarado allowed the creation of 37,000 jobs in the public sector, according to data from the Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas y Censos (INEC) - National Institute of Statistics and Censuses. Of the 37,000 new...

President Alvarado defends lifting bank secrecy, that “it does not affect honest people”

President Carlos Alvarado said earlier this week that lifting bank secrecy should not be a concern for honest people or for any business person or investor, nor should it be an excuse to defend "things that affect the country." “The lifting of bank secrecy does...

President complains because he inherited a “mortgaged” country

  In the CRhoy.com caricature, we see President Carlos Alvarado (left) painting the typical Costa Rican country house, at the precipice of the Fiscal Deficit, while his predecessor Luis Guillermo Solis and his "official mascot" looks on from the firm ground. “The Alvarado administration said it...

Costa Rica President Renounces Pension When He Leaves Office in 2022

Costa Rica president Carlos Alvarado, in a show of leadership of his government's push to reduce "pensiones de lujo" - high pensions of government officials, renounced his pension as former President when he leaves office on May 9, 2022. In an interview with Telenoticias, Alvarado,...

Costa Rica President Cancels Official Visit To United Arab Emirates

The armed conflict between Iran and the United States has forced President Carlos Alvarado to cancel an official visit to the United Arab Emirates that was to be later this month. The president announced on his social networks that he and his entourage will no...

A Selfie With The President

In how many countries can one find the "mandatario" (President) shopping at the local supermarket and on a December 24th no less? And in how many countries can you just walk up and start a conversation, and take a selfie with him or her? Only...

Government Highlights Dozens of Works That Impacted Costa Rica’s Road Development in 2019

The Government of Carlos Alvarado highlighted the projects that impacted Costa Rica's road development in 2019. Outstanding works in Circunvalación Norte, the extension of the Ruta 32, the binational bridge at Sixaola, OBIS - Obras Impostergables - (unpostponable works) between San José and San Ramón,...

President Alvarado announces 3 trips abroad in less than a month

President Alvarado announces 3 international trips in less than a month Caption: I'll have back to you before Christmas Eve!

Legislators Question President Alvarado: What do your two vice presidents do?

President Carlos Alvarado has been left standing alone by his two vice presidents, Epsy Campbell and Marvin Rodríguez, who once promised to accompany him and support him in the difficult task of assuming the issues facing the nation. That promise that Campbell and Rodriguez publicly...

“Super Charlie”

Costa Rican president Carlos Alvarado I heading to New York on Wednesday amid "secretism".  In the caricature by Crhoy.com, the prez has a copy of TIME 2019 100 NEXT cover tucked under his arm.

Costa Rica President Carlos Alvarado Makes The 2019 TIME 100 Next List

TIME magazine has recognized the environmental work of all of Costa Rica, including the President of Costa Rica Carlos Alvarado in the magazine's launch of the 2019 TIME 100 Next, a new list that spotlights 100 rising stars who are shaping the future of...

Presidential Pay Cut!

With the entry of the tax reform (Reforma fiscal) last December, the salary of President Carlos Alvarado was cut by ¢250,000 colones monthly, his gross pay dropping from ¢5,043,000 to ¢4,793,000. The drop is due to the fact that the Casa Presidencial (government house) stopped...

Did President Alvarado Sneak Out In An Ambulance To Avoid Protests? No.

President Carlos Alvarado denied that he was hiding in an ambulance after the cabinet meeting held last Saturday, in the Casa de la Cultura de Limón, as it is wrongly shared on social networks. The President and his cabinet were in the Caribbean city for...

Figueres Calls On President Alvarado To Convene TIAR To Combat Amazon Fire

Former president José María Figueres (1994-1998) on his Facebook page has called on the current president of Costa Rica, Carlos Alavardo, to convene the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance or by the Spanish-language acronym TIAR from Tratado Interamericano de Asistencia Recíproca), of which Costa...

President Alvarado Booed In Guanacaste

"That is democracy...let them try a little north from here...," said President Carlos Alvarado in a calm tone in a press conference after being booed while delivering his speech in Guanacaste on Thursday, in celebration of the annexation of the Nicoya Party to Costa...

President Carlos Orders Hands Off La Sabana Park

Costa Rica President Carlos Alvarado on Friday afternoon ordered the suspension of any initiative that involves fencing La Sabana following the report in the morning by the Instituto Costarricense del Deporte (Icoder) to erect a perimeter fence on the four sides of the 72...

Alvarado canceled visit to Puntarenas after mess with fishermen

Costa Rica President Carlos Alvarado decided to cancel the visit to Puntarenas that he had planned for this Saturday, Casa Presidencial confirmed the morning on Friday. The President had assured all week that he would be Puntarenas this weekend, despite the issue with fishermen who...

Suspected of leader of commando group has history of promoting subversive activities

A long record with the law precedes Álvaro Sequeira Mendiola, one of the group's alleged leaders who recorded the video with calls to arms and threats to Costa Rica President Carlos Alvarado. Sequeira, 60, also has a political career. In 2010 he was a candidate for...

Carlos Alvarado on video that incites violence: ‘Let them not steal our peace’

President Carlos Alvarado assured on Tuesday that his government assumes with all the seriousness of the case the content of a video that circulates on social networks in which incited violence against him, his cabinet and "traitor" legislators. Alvarado asked the diverse sectors, the powers...

Unions up the pressure on the president

Iin the caricature we see Albino Vargas, head of one of the most powerful public sector unions, the ANEP, raising the heat on the 'pressure cooker' that is Costa Rica as President Carlos Alvarado tries to calm it.  

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