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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.  

Armed Group Disguised As Guerillas Threaten President Carlos Alvarado

A video circulating on social networks shows a group called "Frente Patriota 7 de Julio" (FP7J) - Patriot Front July 7 - is inciting the population to take control of the country by force. Frente Patriota 7 de Julio With their faces covered, dressed as guerillas,...

Few Came Out In Support of President Carlos Alvarado

Some 200 people were the only present at the march of "United for Costa Rica yes to democracy" (Unidos por Costa Rica sí a la democracia) in support of the government of Carlos Alvarado. The group began their march at 10:00 am at La Merced...

Somebody Has To Love Him. No?

Rico's TICO BULL - Facing a year of challenges, culminating in almost two weeks of protests, blockades and even violence by a group of fishermen tried to storm the gates of Casa Presidencial and detonated an explosive device, on her Facebook page, Claudia Dobles...

Catholic Church “Important Advisor” In National Social Dialogue

The President Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, met on Thursday, July 3, with the Archbishop of San José, Mgr. José Rafel Quirós, for more than two hours, with the aim of establishing a dialogue on the various themes of national social reality. The note from the...

MEP will continue without a minister, Prez wants a woman in charge

President Carlos Alvarado said on Thursday that the selection of a new minister at the Ministry of Public Education (MEP) will take a little longer than expected and it was he, within the framework of the country's Constitution, to choose a new minister and...

President Alvarado: ‘I’m not going to around with a militarized escort’

President Carlos Alvarado affirmed that he will not change or expand his security escort, despite the events on Tuesday at Casa Presidencial (Government House)and despite the fact that many in his inner circle have asked him to do so. "It is my responsibility, I assume...

Violence At Casa Presidencial: Protestors Throw Stones And Dynamite

A noise inside the Casa Presidencial (Government House) House building alerted the police on Tuesday, locking down the building as the protests by fishermen outside the gates turned violent. The alarm went off, the main glass doors to the building closed and police dressed in...

President Alvarado laughs it off being compared to Ortega and Maduro

While taking part in the Marcha de la Diversida (Gay Pride March) in downtown San Jose Sunday afternoon, Costa Rica president Carlos Alvarado Quesada, rejected the comparisons with the dictators in Nicaragua and Venezuela; Daniel Ortega and Nicolás Maduro, respectively. The prez also rejected the...

Thousands in Costa Rica Celebrate Gay Pride In Marcha de la Diversidad (Photos)

Tens of thousands in Costa Rican took part in the Marcha de la Diversidad (Gay Pride) on Sunday in downtown San Jose, filling Costa Rica's capital city with color, in the first such march since the country’s constitutional court promised same-sex couples the right...

Costa Rica wants Catholic priests to violate sacramental secrecy of confession

Costa Rica's president, Carlos Alvarado, has asked to "discuss as a society" the creation of a bill that would force Catholic priests to denounce cases of child abuse and pedophilia they learned during confessions. The text, promoted by legislator Enrique Sánchez - member of the...

Opposition asks government to put aside CO2 to boost economic reactivation

With the economy wilting and employment falling, the opposition is asking the government of Carlos Alvarado to put carbonization aside and focus on boosting the economy.    

Costa Rica and Germany agree to expand and diversify bilateral cooperation

President Carlos Alvarado, met Monday in Berlin with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Both addressed several cooperation issues such as improving employability and the transition to the formal economy, with emphasis on population groups with greater vulnerability conditions. At the meeting, they also agreed to deepen...

Despite The Promise Of A Year Ago Traffic Congestion In The GAM Continues

It's been a year. Almost a year, on May 8, 2018, when Carlos Alvarado took office and promised to reduce congestion by attacking the "28 cuellos de botella" (bottlenecks) crippling the roads of Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM). It was his first presidential executive directive. But...

Costa Rica president wants free elections for Nicaragua

Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado has said Central America should not be satisfied until Nicaragua holds free elections and re-establishes a free press, democracy and human rights guarantees. In this Monday, March 11, 2019, photo, Costa Rican president Carlos Alvarado poses for a photo before...

Intel Announcement of Layoffs in Costa Rica Surprised President Alvarado

The announcement by Intel on Tuesday of new layoffs planned for its operations in Costa Rica surprised president Carlos Alvarado, who only two weeks ago was shaking hands with Intel executives in San Jose, California, during his recent trip to the U.S. seeking foreign...

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"...

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