Despite his dubious past at the World Bank, Rodrigo Chaves has been sworn in as the new President of Costa Rica during a ceremony at the Legislative Assembly, which was attended by Spain's King Felipe VI among other dignitaries.
Costa Rica's Supreme Electoral Court Sunday confirmed Rodrigo Chaves of the Social Democratic Progress Party had won the Presidential elections with 52.9 % of the votes, against José María Figueres' 47.11%.
Former Costa Rican President José María Figueres of the National Liberation Party (center-right) Figueres won Sunday's first round of this year's elections but failed to secure a decisive majority, due to which he will need to take on former Finance Minister Rodrigo Chaves, of the Democratic Social Progress party (center) at the April 3 runoff.
A group of countries and territories led by Denmark and Costa Rica have decided to join forces with regards to a world free from fossil fuels in compliance with the 2015 Paris Agreement under a group named “the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance (BOGA).”
After reports Tuesday announced the reinstatement of Uruguay and also Costa Rica by the European Union to the “grey” list of tax havens, Montevideo was quick to reply all the EU had done was ratify “the status of Uruguay as a cooperating jurisdiction.”
Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado Monday welcomed the approval by the Legislative Assembly to his country's joining the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
The Costa Rican Government is reopening its land borders Monday in a step towards the gradual return to normal life, it was announced, after their March 18, 2020 closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
OECD countries unanimously decided last Friday to invite Costa Rica to become a member of the Organization. Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado Quesada and OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría will sign an Accession Agreement in the coming days.
The United States will seek migration deals with El Salvador, Costa Rica, Honduras and Panama, akin to last week's with Guatemala, to curb emigration from Central America, a senior US official said Thursday.
Two Argentine pilots survived when their light aircraft crash landed on Friday in a heavily populated area of the capital of Costa Rica, officials said. The pilots climbed out of the wreckage of the plane after it came down in the Pavas neighborhood of San Jose, in an area full of homes and schools, witnesses and officials said.