Topic: Costa Rica
Laura Chinchilla won the Costa Rica election Sunday. She'll be the country's first woman president, echoing a trend across Latin America where women are being voted into high-level political office in record numbers.
02/08/2010 01:41 pm
Laura Chinchilla won Costa Rica's presidential election in a landslide victory Sunday that is eliciting cheers from women across Central America.
02/08/2010 09:24 am
Three of the four main candidates in Sunday's presidential race tilt toward the right. Among them, front-runner Laura Chinchilla could become the nation's first woman president.
02/07/2010 01:52 pm
Investors find a more profitable place to stash cash than banks. Bonus: It's also socially responsible.
01/12/2010 09:50 am
Top military officers in Honduras are being charge with “abuse of power” in the expulsion of President Manuel Zelaya June 28. If the Supreme Court takes the case, it would be the first legal action against the armed forces since Mr. Zelaya’s ouster. Will it resolve the political crisis?
01/07/2010 01:32 pm
Latin America produces an estimated 75 percent of the world's organic coffee. But the economic benefits many small farmers were promised if they converted to organic haven't materialized.
12/29/2009 12:55 pm
It would signal to the rest of Latin America that the U.S. is serious about democracy.
12/14/2009 09:57 am
In Honduras election, conservative opposition candidate Porfirio Lobo is ahead with most of the votes counted. Many Hondurans want to move on from the political crisis with or without Manuel Zelaya.
11/30/2009 12:00 am
Today's presidential election is widely viewed in Honduras as a way out of Latin America's worst political crisis in decades.
11/29/2009 12:00 am
The most recent Latin American leader to overturn presidential term limits is Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega.
11/19/2009 12:00 am