Costa Rica has invited a team of observers designated by the Organizaton of American States to observe its general election Feb. 2.
The agreement between the country and the hemispheric body provides immunity and certain benefits for observers. Costa Rica was the first nation to receive observers from the Organization of American States. That was in 1962.
Observers are not expected to have a difficult time. The election is under the jurisdiction of the Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones, a branch of government setup for that purpose.