Costa Rica Elects First Female President in Landslide Victory
By Dorkys Ramos | 02/08/2010 - 14:48

With most of the votes counted from Sunday’s election, it looks like Costa Ricans have elected their first woman president. Laura Chinchilla maintains a 47 percent share of vote, far beyond the 40 percent needed to avoid a run-off. Chinchilla, a social conservative who represents the ruling National Libertarian party, promised during her campaign to continue free market policies in Central America's most stable nation.


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Costa Rican President Óscar Arias Has Swine Flu
By Mariela Rosario | 08/12/2009 - 12:15

President Óscar Arias of Costa Rica recently confirmed that he has been diagnosed with the Swine Flu. The Noble Peace Prize winner said in a statement that he is being quarantined at his home and receiving treatments of the anti-flu medicine oseltamivir.

"The pandemic makes no distinctions," Arias pointed out, "I am one more case in this country and I am being submitted to the recommendations that health authorities have established for the entire population."


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Acting Honduran Government Offers President Zelaya Amnesty
By Mariela Rosario | 07/15/2009 - 11:38

Negotiations between acting Honduran President President Roberto Micheletti's and elected President Zelaya's ended in a bitter stalemate last week, with Zelaya demanding to be reinstated and Micheletti threatening to arrest him if he tried to enter the country.


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