Economist Rodrigo Chaves of the center-right Social Democratic Progress Party won the presidential run-off, defeating businessman José María Figueres of the center-left National Liberation Party with a margin of around 6% of the votes
Figueres of the National Liberation Party obtained 27.26% of the votes, while Chaves of the Social Democratic Progress Party secured 16.70%
During the 74th session of World Health Assembly, several countries emphasized the need to end unilateral coercive measures which end up serving as a collective punishment by restricting access to basic necessities
The government of president Carlos Alvarado seeks to pass an anti-workers regressive law and implement a series of neoliberal economic measures in order to acquire a 1.75 billion USD loan from the IMF
Since September 30, Costa Ricans have been mobilizing in rejection of the government’s possible deal with the IMF, which will force the government to implement a number of austerity measures
The law is a result of a decade long struggle waged by the left and progressive movements in the country.
The health care professionals are protesting against a tax reform approved last year in December, which seeks to privatize public health care services in the country
Peoples Dispatch takes a look at the protests related to the Unnao rape case, the deportation of Syrian refugees from Turkey and the protests against labor reform bills in Costa Rica
The teachers and workers from across sectors are mobilizing against bills that threaten the right to strike, freedom of association and the survival of trade unions.
Costa Rican students and teachers are protesting against a series of regressive reforms in the education sector promoted by the government of President Carlos Alvarado.
Sergio Rojas was fighting for the recovery of indigenous ancestral lands across Costa Rica