Latest Oscar Arias Stories

2008-06-21 00:15:00

What was once home to monkey's, turtles and other rare wildlife, a beautiful stretch of coastline in northwest Costa Rica is now developing so fast that it is tarnishing the country's reputation as a destination for eco-tourists.

2006-04-01 17:54:03

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (Reuters) - A controversial trade pact between the United States and Central American nations took effect in Honduras and Nicaragua on Saturday as supporters said it would help bring prosperity to the poor region.

2006-03-07 20:20:00

Costa Rica's president-elect vowed on Tuesday to get a free trade pact with the United States through Congress despite barely winning last month's election and failing to get a legislative majority.

2006-03-03 23:14:46

By John McPhaul SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (Reuters) - The opponent of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Oscar Arias conceded defeat on Friday in Costa Rica's presidential election after weeks of bickering following an extremely close vote count.

2006-02-22 21:30:23

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (Reuters) - A recount in Costa Rica's February 5 presidential election appears to give a narrow victory to former President Oscar Arias, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, but the winner will not be declared until complaints over alleged irregularities are resolved.

2006-02-10 16:37:01

By John McPhaul SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (Reuters) - Costa Rica is embroiled in its most contested election of modern times but unlike other Latin American countries where upheaval is rife, the quiet Central American nation is expected to sail through.

2006-02-07 18:34:05

By John McPhaul SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (Reuters) - A U.S. free trade pact with Central America, already delayed by a legal wrangle, has run into further trouble at presidential elections in Costa Rica where voters punished the main pro-trade candidate.

2006-02-07 03:02:24

By Chris Aspin and John McPhaul SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (Reuters) - Costa Rica's presidential election was too close to call on Monday with Nobel Peace Prize winner and former President Oscar Arias failing to sweep to victory, casting doubt on the future of a trade deal with Washington.

2006-02-06 12:56:40

By Chris Aspin and John McPhaul SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (Reuters) - Battered by government scandals, Costa Rica slid further into uncertainty on Monday when a presidential election that could decide the future of a trade deal with Washington was gridlocked.

2006-02-06 08:51:31

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Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.