Solis, unchallenged, wins Costa Rican presidency

Solis, unchallenged, wins Costa Rican presidency

April 7th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Former diplomat and academic Luis Guillermo Solis has easily won Costa Rica’s presidential runoff election. Sunday’s win was no surprise. His opponent, Johnny Araya of the ruling National Liberation Party, or PLN, dropped out of the race on March 5th after Solis’ popularity skyrocketed following…

2014 monumental in shaping Latin America’s future

2014 monumental in shaping Latin America’s future

By Gabrielle Meyer March 17th, 2014 (VOXXI) With seven out of 19 Latin American countries holding presidential elections in 2014, this year is monumental for shaping the course of Latin America’s political future. On March 9th, Salvador Sánchez Ceren of the governing left-wing Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN)…

Campaign chief: Polls led Johnny Araya to drop out of the presidential race

Campaign chief: Polls led Johnny Araya to drop out of the presidential race

March 10th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Recent polls that showed PLN presidential hopeful, Johnny Araya significantly trailing rival Luis Guillermo Solis (PAC) for the April 6th presidential runoff led to Araya’s decision to end his campaign last Tuesday, according to his campaign staff.   Several pollsters including CID-Gallup, Borges y…

Costa Rica election tribunal orders recount

Costa Rica election tribunal orders recount

SAN JOSÉ, February 4, 2014 (AFP) – Costa Rica’s election tribunal ordered a manual recount of presidential polls…

Observers praise transparency of Costa Rica elections, but urge change in polling

February 3rd, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Election observers from the Organization of American States (OAS) praised the transparency of yesterday’s…

Surprise contender in Costa Rica will head to presidential run-off

Surprise contender in Costa Rica will head to presidential run-off

SAN JOSE, February 3, 2014 (AFP) – Centrist Luis Guillermo Solis took a surprise lead in Costa Rica’s…

Costa Rica’s prisoners were encouraged to vote – with cigarettes

Costa Rica’s prisoners were encouraged to vote – with cigarettes

February 3rd, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Prison and election officials this year came up with a clever idea to encourage…

Costa Rica seems set for second-round presidential vote

SAN JOSE, February 2, 2014 (AFP & InsideCostaRica.com) – Costa Rica appeared bound Sunday for a second round…

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