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Roy Rojas

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Latest posts by Roy Rojas

6 March 2009

Costa Rica: Calderón Corruption Trial May Derail Presidential Aspirations

Former Costa Rican president Rafael Ángel Calderón Fournier is currently on trial on corruption charges involving the purchase of medical equipment for a state health entity. He previously served prison...

18 November 2008

Costa Rica: Free Trade Agreement Ready For Implementation

After a lengthy process, which included a nationwide referendum where Costa Ricans approved a free-trade agreement with the United States, the laws will go into effect on January 1, 2009....

29 August 2008

Costa Rica: President Arias Asks Dalai Lama to Postpone Visit

Costa Rican president Oscar Arias asked Tibetan leader the Dalai Lama to postpone a private visit to the country, citing that Arias won't be in the country to receive him....

19 June 2008

Costa Rica: Andrea Morales Leaves Her Political Party

Andrea Morales, a deputy from the Citizens Action Party (PAC) in Costa Rica, caused controversy when she resigned from her political party, in which she has belonged to during the...

15 February 2008

Costa Rica: Political Games

It is politics as usual in Costa Rica, where the government and opposition parties are jockeying for position. Some local bloggers are wondering about the tactics being used by the...

23 November 2007

Costa Rica: The Arrival of China

Costa Rica recently established formal political and economic relations with global power China, which led to the dropping of ties with Taiwan. As a result, investment and trade between the...

25 October 2007

Costa Rica: Free-Trade Agreement Passes

Costa Ricans participated in a nationwide referendum regarding the fate of the Free-Trade Agreement with the United States. The result was a vote for the "Yes". Even though the vote...

19 June 2007

Costa Rica: Breaking Relations with Taiwan and Starting with China

After 60 years of diplomatic ties with Taiwan, the Costa Rican government broke this relationship to begin a new one with China. Some bloggers see this as a positive commercial...

9 April 2007

CAFTA: Point of Disagreement in Costa Rica

Editor's Note: Juliana Rincón Parra has already shown us the extensive opposition to Costa Rica's ratification of the Central American Free Trade Agreement. However, San Jose-based Roy Rojas was adamant...

29 November 2005

Costa Rica: Impact of the Internet on the 2006 Presidential Elections

La versión original de este artículo está disponible en español. These presidential elections have had a special element as they are the first elections where the internet has played a...

11 November 2005

Costa Rica: Political Discontent

La versión original de este artículo está disponible en español. Translated by David Sasaki. All pages linked in this article are in Spanish. Everyone is talking about the same thing....

7 November 2005

Best Blog of Costa Rica

Este artículo también está disponible en español The Bloggos group has chosen five of the best Costa Rican weblogs and the voting has already begun. The five finalists are: Caos...

25 October 2005

Costa Rica and its Future with Today's Politicians

Este artículo también está disponible en español Translation by David Sasaki In the last few years, politics in Costa Rica have changed radically compared to what was known 10 years...

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