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Costa Rica Election Hands Presidency to Governing Party Stalwart

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/01/world/americas/costa-rica-election-alvarado-quesada.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Famericas&action=click&contentCollection=americas&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=3&pgtype=sectionfront Sophie Obert The election in Costa Rica this past Sunday has resulted in Carlos Alvarado Quesada of the Citizen Action Party winning by 3/5ths. Rights for same-sex Costa Ricans played a role in the close call of the ballots in this race. Quesada’s opponent Muñoz is a known adversary …

Costa Rica poll goes into runoff as evangelical leads

Makiah Faulks In Costa Rica’s recent presidential election, preacher Fabricio Alvarado won the first round but did not secure enough votes to win the entire election. He will be running against  Carlos Alvarado , the two are not related. This election was dominated by the recognition of same-sex marriage. Fabricio Alvarado was …

Venezuela Slams Nations for “Meddling” Over Protest Call

“Venezuela Slams Nation for “Meddling” Over Protest Call.” News, April 18, 2017, sec. Latin America & Caribbean. http://www.bbc.com/news/Veworld-latin-america-39629041. Delcy Rodriguez, Venezuela’s Foreign Minister, criticized a joint communique by 11 Latin American countries that called on Venezuela’s government to “guarantee the right to peace protest,” as “rude meddling” on their part. The 11 …

Costa Rica Elects 1st Woman President in Landslide

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/02/08/world/AP-LT-Costa-Rica-Elections.html?_r=1&ref=americas On February 8th, 2010, Costa Ricans elected their first female president, Laura Chinchilla, in a landslide. Chinchilla won with a 22 point lead over her closest challenger, which is quite large. She was the vice president in the ruling regime, the National Liberation Party, and many considered her a …

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