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CIPR/Inter-American Dialogue joint seminar series features Kevin Casas-Zamora, Constantino Urcuyo and Manuel Orozco

February 6th, 2014
8:30am

Location
Inter-American Dialogue, Washington, D.C.

The Inter-American Dialogue and the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research at Tulane University are pleased to introduce another round table discussion on critical political and economic developments in Central America. We will convene on Thursday, February 6 from 8:30-10:00am at the Dialogue for an extended exchange on the results and implications of the first round of Costa Rica‘€™s elections.

Our featured gusts are OAS secretary for political affairs Kevin Casas-Zamora, former vice president of Costa Rica, and Constantino Urcuyo, academic director of the Centro de Investigación y Adiestramiento Político Administrativo and a non-resident fellow at Rice University‘€™s Baker Institute. Both have written widely about Costa Rican politics.

On February 2, Costa Rica will hold the first round of its presidential and parliamentary elections. According to recent polls, the three top contenders for president, San José Mayor Johnny Arraya of the ruling National Liberation Party, José María Villata of the Broad Front Party, and Otto Guevara of the Libertarian Movement Party, are locked in an extremely close race. No candidate appears likely to gain enough votes to claim victory, so the likelihood of a run off is high. The elections come at a particularly troubled time for Costa Rica. Although the economy has been growing at a robust pace, unemployment remains high, inequality has increased in recent years, and crime has become a serious concern. Furthermore, public apathy and distrust of government has become increasingly widespread.

The event will take place at the Inter-American Dialogue in Washington D.C. on February 6, 2014 from 8:30am-10:00am.

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