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Costa Rica: A Personal Account of the President

Writing from San José, Costa Rica, Adam Isacson shares his first-hand account of the inauguration of his former boss, Oscar Arias and former co-worker-turned-vice-president, Kevin Casas. “(I admit I had trouble treating Kevin with the deference his new position requires. In retrospect, saying “hey man, you’re Costa Rica’s Dick Cheney now” was probably over the line.)”

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