Oscar Arias

Opponents of open-pit mining in Costa Rica have been delivered yet another blow.

The president-elect is expected to maintain pro-business and pro-free trade policies while ramping up the fight against crime and narcotics trafficking.

Costa Ricans’ confidence in the administration of President Oscar Arias has reached its lowest level in four years according to a poll released by Unimer Research International.

"Today's Iron Curtain is the impenetrable barrier between those who have enough to eat, and those who die of needless hunger."