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After that stage, it's time now, as Alvarado expressed in his victory speech on Sunday in front of hundreds of his followers concentrated in the capital Roosevelt Square, to form the bicentennial government, referring to the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the proclamation of independence in 2021.
A unified country and a unified government working together towards common goals for the benefit of the country is what Carlos Alvarado preached in the last two months of electoral campaign. One of Costa Rica's biggest problems throughout the years has been the impossibility of advancing ...

Alvarado Quesada, however, promised to honor the ruling and called for Costa Rica to be a leader in Central America and the world as a socially progressive country. "My commitment is to a government for everybody, in equality and liberty. There is much more that unites us than divides us," ...
Campbell Barr joins an elite handful of women who have held positions of leadership in Costa Rica. The women include Thelma Curling, the first Afro-Costa Rican legislator (1982-1986), Victoria Garron, the first vice-president (1986-1990) and Laura Chinchilla (2010-2014) the first president. Early ...
... as the government faces corruption allegations. As Alvarado Quesada nabs headline after headline, you may not hear as much about his vice president, Epsy Campbell Barr - the Afro-Costa Rican woman who, with this victory, is making history in the Central American country and around Latin America.
Most of the polls conducted prior to the second round elections in Costa Rica, had candidate of the National Restoration Party (PRN) Fabricio Alvarado ... of his government (ministers or executive presidents in public institutions) than a homosexual person, to avoid "offending the majority of Costa Ricans".
It also ruled that Costa Rica has an obligation to extend property rights to same-sex couples, and allow transgender citizens to change their name on identity documents. While the Costa Rican government agreed to comply, Alvarado Munoz and his National Reformation Party (NRP) campaigned on ...
On March 28 the official arrival (arribada) of Olive Ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) began at the area known as Main Nesting Beach in Playa Ostional, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The National System of Areas of Conservation is taking control and protection actions to avoid the illegal transportation ...
Carlos Alvarado became a public figure in Costa Rica because of his political activity within the Citizen Action Party (PAC, center left), which he represents in the ... “Carlos managed to keep his independence from the government with early actions such as asking for the resignations [of those involved in the ...
Continued turf-war related shootings and cartel-style assassinations have exacerbated heightened public concern and intensified the Costa Rican government's sharp focus on the fight against illicit drug trafficking. The government significantly increased its security spending in 2017, resulting in important ...
Costa Rica first expressed interest in joining the Pacific Alliance in 2014. But under President Luis Guillermo Solis, the Costa Rican government pumped the brakes on the accession process, because of growing fears that joining the alliance would hurt Costa Rica's agricultural sector by reducing tariffs on ...
Puerto Viejo de la Talamanca is a big name for a small town on Costa Rica's Caribbean coast. Just north of the border with Panama, it's an eclectic mix of surfer- and eco-tourism built on the back of fishing and jungle-clearing agriculture. The town was originally called Old Harbour until the government ...
"However, instead of modernizing the countryside and increasing agricultural subsidies, the Mexican government chose to import pineapples from other countries, such as Costa Rica, Thailand, and Malaysia because of its low cost, bankrupting more than 2 thousand national producers," he said.
The Commission of Control of the Income and Public Expenditure of the Legislative Assembly is investigating a suspected export fraud in which conventional pineapples were exported as organic pineapples, which would endanger the country's brand in the international market and the future of genuine ...
We might not have a specific woman to name here, but no look back at Costa Rican women leaders would be complete without mentioning that in the days before the Spanish arrived in Costa Rica, women here were highly involved in social and political life. Indigenous women were chiefs and among the ...
The series explores the ways in which a lack of knowledge and fear of legal consequences lead health care professionals in Costa Rica often bolster obstacles to pregnancy interruption in Costa Rica, even though the practice is legal when it is carried out to protect the health of the mother. The government ...

The next step is to reach out to the funeral home in Costa Rica and then the coroner's office in San Jose. “I'm finding out more about her investigation than I am from [Canadian government and Costa Rican officials],” Hewitt says. “She's my guardian angel.” “I can't promise Shirley the world that's for sure, ...
... is the result of the work of the Central American Association of Aeronautics and Space )CAAE for its Spanish acronym) and the Costa Rica Technology Institute (ITCR) with the support of several sponsoring companies, the government and donations received through kickstarter, the satellite was designed ...
The statement is attributed to the manager of Government Affairs and Public Relations of Intel Costa Rica, Timothy Scott Hall, and was disclosed as a reaction to publications of some media. ... Its impact on exports began to grow and came to represent 20% of Costa Rican exports. At one point, Intel's chip ...
“Andrew Smith and Christopher Lee Griffin orchestrated a brazen telemarketing scheme from Costa Rica and stole more than $10 million,” said Acting ... U.S. State Department's Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) and Bureau of Consular Affairs, along with government authorities in Costa Rica provided ...
In 2013, the Costa Rican government led an international campaign to list endangered hammerhead sharks under Appendix II of CITES, in an effort to limit international trade of shark products and improve hammerhead shark conservation in Costa Rica. Cocos Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site off ...
The Costa Rican government invests over U.S. $100 million a year in environmental protection according to information provided by Treasury, the Ministry of Environment and Energy and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (Cepal) in their study Estimation of Public Expense in ...
Under the terms of the MoU, Costa Rica's government will open a representative office in Dubai, located at Dubai Chamber's headquarters. The agreement supports the efforts of the UAE and Costa Rica to strengthen bilateral cooperation and facilitate trade and investment flows, a statement said.
In the previous two years, the federation operated with an annual budget of just $150,000, funded in part by the Costa Rican national government. That cash did not go far — the budget for the Vuelta a Costa Rica alone is $200,000. “The money we receive doesn't come close to covering what we need,” ...
Francisco Prendas is the candidate for the vice-presidency of Costa Rica representing the National Restoration Party (PRN) whose presidential candidate is Fabricio Alvarado. Francisco stated that their party would much rather choose heterosexuals as members of his government (ministers or executive ...
The government of Costa Rica and the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry signed a memorandum of understanding to open a Costa Rican Promotion Office in Dubai, the largest and most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The agreement was signed by Majid Safir Al Ghurair ...
At times when Costa Rica is in a difficult financial position with a 6.2% fiscal deficit at the end of 2017, Helio Fallas, Treasury Minister, stated that the fact ... of information “difficult” and this has been a factor that hasn't allowed the Costa Rican government to establish a mechanism to tax these corporations.
Change to some of the fishing policies which have been established by the government for example, minimum size in some species of fish have affected their activity and profitability. Fishermen consider that government authorities and the Costa Rica Fishing Institute (INCOPESCA) have failed to properly ...
Evangelical preacher Fabricio Alvarado and former government minister Carlos Alvarado are in a statistical tie as the second round of Costa Rica's presidential campaign enters full swing, according to a poll published Wednesday. The poll, conducted by the University of Costa Rica's Center for Research ...
On behalf of the U.S. government, Sharon Day, the U.S. ambassador to Costa Rica, delivered three armored vehicles donated to three Costa Rican public ... Three national security institutions received one vehicle each: the Costa Rican Public Force; the Judicial Investigation Department (OIJ, in Spanish), ...
The Ministry of Public Work and Transportation (MOPT) and the National Roadway Council (CONAVI- Consejo Nacional de Vialidad) are investing 165 million colones (approximately $290,400.00 USD) towards the attention of National Route 620 which connects the Santa Elena community to the ...
Though Costa Rican workers are often branded “lazy”, they are in fact in second place for the most hours worked in a year in the latest Employment Outlook report by the Organization for ... The working days for Costa Rica Government employees are Monday to Friday with working hours 7.30 am to 4 pm.
He will also suffer if voters associate him with the ongoing cementazo scandal, an influence-peddling investigation touching members of the president's inner circle and all three branches of government. Who supports him: As the closest among the candidates to a Costa Rican Justin Trudeau, Alvarado Quesada can expect ...
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On January 9, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights responded to an inquiry from the Costa Rican government on what sort of legal protection same-sex couples should have. The Court ordered the country to modify its laws to give them the same legal protections that heterosexual couples enjoy.
HAVANA TIMES – A government source in Nicaragua revealed to Confidencial that President Daniel Ortega has decided to cancel the appointment of ... The Costa Rican newspaper uncovered the fact that in Costa Rica, Rivas and his family were using vehicles that were tax exempt, with license plates ...
This year's election asks us not to just choose candidates or parties, but to decide the very nature of the government we wish to serve us. ... Do we want to be ruled by a dictatorial president who has eliminated any checks on his power – both governmental (his attacks on both the assembly and the judiciary) ...
That "represents a great defeat for Costa Rica and its ambitions, and a vindication of Nicaragua's position," President Daniel Ortega's government said in ... Costa Rican Foreign Minister Manuel Gonzalez said the court did not take into account environmental recovery projected over 50 years in areas where ...
For the law to go into effect, it needs to be published in the official government newsletter, La Gaceta, (typically within five business days), at which time the Ministerio de Hacienda (Treasury) can apply the tax exoneration. Group Q, the exclusive dealer in Costa Rica for Huyndai and Cheverolet, already has ...
Last October for example, hurricane Nate left many indigenous communities in the Southern region of Costa Rica isolated after the collapse of many main road routes. According to government data, the country's Aerial Surveillance Service had to transport 13.5 tons of food to the region by helicopter.
Though recognized by Western countries as a democracy, Costa Rican law forbids its president from using her or his position to influence elections, requiring the head of state to renounce the party that secured their seat in the government. Hence, an electoral blackout is imposed on the executive branch, ...
US Embassy Delivers Bulletproof Tactical Vehicles Donated by The US to Costa Rica ... Walter Espinoza commented: “The Costa Rican government is very grateful to the United States for this donation and the support they've always shown us, these cars are an important tool that will allow us to continue ...
On the other hand, in Costa Rica, crime is a significant concern. It is widespread in the country and the crime rates are remarkably high. It has been steadily increasing in the nation throughout the years. Crime happens in every country and in every place, but let's zoom in on the crime comparison between ...
Costa Rica claimed a spot in the 2018 list of The World's Ten Best Ethical Destinations, a ranking created by Ethical Travel, an all-volunteer non-profit organization and project of the ... This process helps us to select nations that are actively improving the state of their people, government, and environment.
Last November, polls revealed that a whopping four out of 10 Costa Rican voters were undecided about which presidential candidate they preferred. ... not as a result of being closed by his government, but having been “so poisonous that they will end up poisoning themselves,” according to Q Costa Rica.
After the Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruled in favor of equal marriage earlier this month, Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis directed government agencies to follow its ruling and recognize same-sex marriages. Lawmakers, meanwhile, would work on drafting new laws on marriage.
Governor Tom Wolf today released a statement Saturday after Congress' failure to pass a long-term funding solution for the federal government and prevent a shutdown. “I am frustrated we are in this situation as Pennsylvania relies on the federal government for funding and many services," Governor Wolf said.
Civil marriages in Costa Rica requires the paperwork of a Notary Public, a person licensed by the government to perform acts in legal affairs. While notaries play a limited role in the United States and Canada legal system, their role is key in Costa Rica and many countries of Latin America, from buying real ...
SAN JOSE (Reuters) - Costa Rica's first same-sex wedding has been blocked by notaries who are refusing to recognize it until laws forbidding gay ... Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis then directed government agencies to apply the ruling until lawmakers or the constitutional court formally adopt ...


 

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