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Costa Rica

Costa Rica, officially the Republic of Costa Rica, is a country in the Central American region of North America. Costa Rica is bordered by Nicaragua to the north, the Caribbean Sea to the northeast, Panama to the southeast, and the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, as well as maritime border with Ecuador to the south of Cocos Island.


Our standard dataset contains 292 entities connected with Costa Rica. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in Costa Rica. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 152 entities identified as PEPs connected with Costa Rica.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
First Vice President1--
Second Vice President1--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister of Agriculture & Livestock1--
Minister of Culture & Youth1--
Minister of Economy, Industry, & Trade1--
Minister of Education1--
Minister of Environment & Energy1--
Minister of Finance1--
Minister of Foreign Affairs & Worship1--
Minister of Foreign Trade1--
Minister of Health1--
Minister of Housing1--
Minister of Human Development & Social Inclusion1--
Minister of Justice and Peace1--
Minister of Labor & Social Security1--
Minister of Planning & Economic Policy1--
Minister of Public Security1--
Minister of Public Works & Transportation1--
Minister of Science, Innovation, Technology, and Telecommunications (MICITT)1--
Minister of Social Welfare1--
Minister of Sports1--
Minister of the Presidency1--
Minister of Tourism1--
Minister of Women's Issues1--
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the Legislative Assembly-57-
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
President, Central Bank1--
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of Costa Rica to Ecuador--1
ambassador of Costa Rica to Uruguay--1
ambassador of France to Costa Rica-11
Ambassador to the US1--
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica-165
Vice President of Costa Rica-102
Minister of Foreign Affairs-81
First Ladies and Gentlemen of Costa Rica--6
President of Costa Rica-51
Minister of Housing and Human Settlements of Costa Rica-11
Minister of Public Security of Costa Rica-2-
Minister of Sport and Recreation of Costa Rica-2-
Minister of the Presidency of Costa Rica-2-
Minister of Tourism of Costa Rica-11
list of presidents of the Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica--1
Minister of National Planning and Economic Policy of Costa Rica--1

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...