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“Amar con Covid-19 “, The PAC Novela

(Lighter Side of Costa Rica) Be sure not to miss the PAC telenovela - the daily at noon soap opera - on your favorite television channel: “Amar con Covid-19". Dramas, lies, deceits, unfulfilled promises, sick people on the run, immigration issues, and much more ......

How Costa Rica Voted on Sunday

Sunday, February 2, was election day in Costa Rica as Ticos and Ticas went to the polls, in voting centers across towns and all over the country, to choose their local leaders. Though elections results are not official yet (the official results are when all...

This is the new law plan to regulate Uber in Costa Rica

Legislators of the Legislative Committee on Economic Affairs made public on Wednesday an alternative text to the Government's plan to regulate technological transport platforms such as Uber. The text, among other objectives, aims to put the user as the most important figure to benefit from...

Uber project would start from scratch

Starting from scratch with a new bill to regulate peer-to-peer ridesharing, ride service hailing such as Uber, is the most likely scenario after almost six months of discussion in the Legislative Assembly. There is no political viability for the proposal presented by the government in...

Luis Guillermo Solís To Those Who Regret Having Voted For Him: ‘Think Better About The Vote Next Time’

With only days left in his term as the 47th President of the Republic, Luis Guillermo Solis, apologized to those who voted for him in the 2014 elections and who, in one way or another, regret today having given him support. "I am very sorry,...

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...

Frente Amplio Sets Conditions For Joining National Unity

The Frente Amplio (FA) paid said Thursday that a possible agreement with President-elect Carlos Alvarado to form a government of national unity could be reached on condition that common features must be shared by their mutual programs. At the request of Alvarado, members of FA's...

Costa Rica looks a little less exceptional after its heated election

Carlos Alvarado Quesada has won the Costa Rican presidency with 61 percent of the vote, an overwhelming victory for a progressive candidate who entered election day in a dead heat with his conservative rival. Alvarado Quesada, a 38-year-old former labor minister under the unpopular outgoing...

President-elect Carlos Alvarado Calls For Unity, ‘Taking The Country Forward’

Following a long and divisive campaign, president-elect Carlos Alvarado, has called for unity, for all Costa Ricans to become united for the benefit of all. Carlos Alvarado's win on Sunday was by a surprisingly big margin over his rival, Fabricio Alvarado - no relation. With 97.47%...

The Party’s Over!

Rico's TICO BULL - In less than two hours after the voting, it was clear that Fabricio Alvarado was not going to be, to the relief of many, the next President. Despite the polls, the rhetoric, the support of Evangelical ministers and followers, lots of...

Epsy Campbell, The First Afrodescendant Vice President Of Costa Rica

The election of Carlos Alvarado to the presidency of Costa Rica will also mark another milestone in the country's political history: Epsy Alejandra Campbell Barr, one of the founders of the Part ido Accion Cuidadana (PAC), will be the first person of African descent...

Ruling Party Presidential Contender Vows to Cut Deficit

Carlos Alvarado, presidential candidate of the ruling Partido Accion Cuidadana  - Citizens' Action Party - PAC, spoke to Reuters during an interview in San Jose, March 26, 2018. Carlos Alvarado says he will slash the country's growing fiscal deficit by half if he wins Sunday's...

PAC Economic Team Is Endorsed by Businessmen

With a little over two weeks to go, the Presidential candidates have been busy presenting their economic teams, a group of people to assist the new president face the country's most pressing issue. While the 20 people team presented last week by Fabricio Alvarado of...

The Alvarados Tied In Latest Costa Rica Election Poll

Former Minister of Labor and Social Security, Carlos Alvarado and - no relation - Evangelical singer, Fabricio Alvarado are tied in the race to be Costa Rica's next president. According to a poll released Tuesday, 41% plan to vote for Carlos, while 39% would vote...

Medical Marijuana In Costa Rica: Government To Charge Up to US$2.5 Million For Concession

The bill that would legalize the production of cannabis for medicinal, industrial and food purposes would allow the Government to for a concession to plant, research and develop marijuana products. The legislative proposal, that began its process in Congress in August 2014, made considerable progress...

Costa Rica Decides: Latest Poll

If the presidential elections were held today, who would win? The latest poll reveals no one. The current field of candidates for the election on February 14, 2018, is thirteen, some well known, including the perennial (his fifth consecutive outing) Otto Guevara, and a whole...

Otton Solis: The Man Who Would Be President, Thrice Removed

TICO BULL – If one can’t be president directly, legislators in Ticolandia, at least, can aspire to be as close to the presidential chair by running for the president of Legislative Assembly. Although the election is only for one year, from May 1 of the...

Otto’s Crew Take Control Of Congress: Stopping The Government’s Tax Plan High On Their Agenda

Q COSTA RICA / The fate of President Luis Guillermo Solis' proposed tax plan that would see increases in taxes, is now in the control of Otto Guevara and his fellow Movimiento Libertario (ML) party legislators, with the election of Jose Alberto Alfaro as...

Manitoba’s Pallister Elected Premier Despite Spending “Too Much Time” in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - Despite being on the hot-seat this past week for spending "too much time" in Costa Rica, Brian Pallister on Tuesday was elected Premier of Manitoba. Pallister’s Progressive Conservatives,captured 40 seats and 53% of the popular vote, trashing Greg Selinger's New Democratic Party (NDP)...

Left Alliance Created by PAC, FA and Unions

(QCOSTARICA) - The left leaning groups inside and outside the Legislative Assembly signed a pact to work together on pushing forward bills that will benefit unions, public workers and also oppose certain bills proposed by conservative parties in congress. The Frente Amplio (FA), the Coalición...

Opposition Bloc Takes Control of Legislature

QCOSTARICA - The ability of the government to approve new taxes, in vitro fertilization (IVF) and gay marriages in this second year was diluted with the election PUSC legislator Rafael Ortiz to chair the Legislative Assembly for the 2015-2016 session. With Ortiz, the government and...

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