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Montevideo, September 21st 2023 - 19:01 UTC

Tag: National Liberation Party (Costa Rica)

  • Saturday, February 3rd 2018 - 10:12 UTC

    Gay marriage at the center of Costa Rica's Sunday presidential election

    Evangelical Christian and congressman Fabricio Alvarado, has pitted himself against an international ruling urging Costa Rica to legalize same-sex marriage.

    A debate over gay marriage has upturned Costa Rica's presidential race, giving ammunition to conservative frontrunners ahead of Sunday's vote and challenging the Central American country's image as a progressive bastion. Evangelical Christian singer and congressman Fabricio Alvarado, who leads recent polls, has pitted himself against a January ruling from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights that urges Costa Rica to legalize same-sex marriage.

  • Monday, April 7th 2014 - 05:18 UTC

    Costa Rica faces serious challenge: new president with scant support in congress

    Solis beat the old system but they still have the grip on government

    A center-left academic who has never held elected office easily won Costa Rica's presidential election on Sunday, ousting the graft-stained ruling party from power after its candidate quit campaigning a month ago. However he will have quite a job ensuring support in Congress.

  • Saturday, May 8th 2010 - 06:12 UTC

    Long Experienced Politician Takes Office as Costa Rica’s First Woman President

    Insecurity, poverty and fiscal deficit challenge Laura Chinchilla

    Laura Chinchilla becomes Costa Rica's first female president on Saturday, taking over at a challenging time in one of Latin America's most stable democracies. Rising poverty and insecurity in the popular eco-tourism destination and a fiscal deficit worsened by the global financial crisis are key public concerns at the start of her four-year term.