The 5 March marked a series of historic firsts in Costa Rica. The most significant of these is that Luis Guillermo Solís will become the centre-left Partido Acción Ciudadana (PAC)’s first president on 8 May, breaking the political stranglehold the Partido Liberación Nacional (PLN) and the Partido Unidad Social Cristiana (PUSC) have held on power since 1930. This much became clear after another historic first, at least since the country’s return to democracy in 1949: Solís’ PLN rival, Johnny Araya, pulled out of the second round run-off scheduled for 6 April.

More recent briefings & intelligence

Becoming a member at Canning House

By joining as an individual member you’ll have the opportunity to access our wide range of public events at a discounted rate, as well as additional benefits such as online access to in-depth reports, webinar recordings and This Week in Latin America news articles.

Join now

Find out more about our membership plans

Sign up to our newsletter

Get the latest information on upcoming Canning House events and other events related to Latin America and Iberia across the UK and beyond.