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Costa Ricans to vote for only candidate in presidential run-off in election today

Polls open in Costa Rica’s one-candidate presidential vote (via AFP) Voting got under way in Costa Rica on Sunday, where historian and former diplomat Luis Guillermo Solis faced no opposition in the country’s presidential run-off election. His lone rival in the race, conservative contender Johnny Araya, dropped out last…  …

Nicaragua warns Costa Rica it may try to ‘reclaim’ province in court

President Daniel Ortega warned Costa Rica that Nicaragua may ask the International Court of Justice to restore to Managua a province he said it lost to “occupation” in 1824. Ortega was referring to Guanacaste province, which is about 20 percent of neighboring Costa Rica’s territory and a popular tourism hub.…