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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. Otton Solis of the Citizen Action Party conceded that Arias, president of Costa Rica in the late 1980s, had won the February 5 election. Solis had challenged results giving Arias a narrow victory but gave up the fight after electoral authorities...

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. The president of the country's Supreme Elections Tribunal, Oscar Fonseca, said on Wednesday that more than 500 complaints lodged by political parties must be settled before a winner can be announced. He...

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. A small country with no army, Costa Rica has gone about its daily business with little fuss since Nobel Peace laureate Oscar Arias tied with Otton Solis, his former planning minister, in last Sunday's election. Both candidates won just...

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. With votes from 87 percent of polling centers counted in Sunday's poll, social democrat Arias had 40.5 percent and centrist Otton Solis, who once worked for Arias as planning minister, had 40.3 percent....

2006-02-05 20:55:08

By Chris Aspin SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (Reuters) - Nobel Peace Prize winner and former president Oscar Arias won Costa Rica's presidential election on Sunday and is likely to avoid a second round of voting in April, TV exit polls showed. Arias, a 65-year-old social democrat, garnered 45 percent of the votes, above the 40 percent required for a first-round victory, surveys for two television channels said. Otton Solis, a former planning minister, trailed Arias. One poll gave him 26...

2006-02-05 20:19:42

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (Reuters) - Nobel Peace Prize winner and former president Oscar Arias won Costa Rica's presidential election on Sunday and is likely to avoid a second round of voting in April, a TV exit poll showed A Channel 6 TV station survey said Arias, a 65-year-old social democrat, had garnered 45 percent of the votes, above the 40 percent required for a first-round victory. Otton Solis, a former planning minister, trailed Arias with 26 percent of the vote, the poll...

2006-02-05 17:48:47

By John McPhaul SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (Reuters) - Fed up with scandal, Costa Rica voted for a new leader on Sunday with Nobel laureate and former president Oscar Arias favored to return to power in the Central American nation. Arias, 65, a free-market moderate, has held a commanding lead in polls for months, unscathed by the kickback scandals that have rocked a nation that prides itself on being a cut above the rest of the region. Costa Rica, which abolished its army almost 60 years...

2006-02-02 16:25:02

(Correcting name in next to last paragraph.) By John McPhaul SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (Reuters) - Upset at a rash of corruption scandals, Costa Rican voters are likely to usher Nobel laureate and former president Oscar Arias back into power in elections on Sunday. Polls give Arias, a 65-year-old free market moderate, a commanding lead in the presidential race in a nation that prides itself on being a cut above the rest in Central America. Costa Rica, which does not have an army, was...

2006-02-02 15:23:19

By John McPhaul SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (Reuters) - Upset at a rash of corruption scandals, Costa Rican voters are likely to usher Nobel laureate and former president Oscar Arias back into power in elections on Sunday. Polls give Arias, a 65-year-old free market moderate, a commanding lead in the presidential race in a nation that prides itself on being a cut above the rest in Central America. Costa Rica, which does not have an army, was stable while many of its neighbors were...

2006-01-20 14:13:34

By John McPhaul SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (Reuters) - Nobel Peace Prize winner and Costa Rica's former president Oscar Arias is widely tipped to return to power in February elections as voters turn to an untarnished icon after a slew of corruption scandals. Arias, a 65-year-old free market moderate, has a commanding lead and all polls show him easily winning more than 40 percent support, the threshold needed for a first round victory in the February 5 vote. Arias says he decided to run...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.