The director of Costa Rica's immigration service, Raquel Vargas, said on Sunday that the number of Nicaraguans who have fled to Costa Rica in the past six months is of no less than 30,000. Vargas said they are seeking refuge from the violence and persecution in their home country, a result of the socio-political crisis...

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As a distraction to the current situation in Nicaragua before the international stage, on Friday, the government of Daniel Ortega accused the Costa Rican government of "many dead" during the ongoing strike by public...

Banco Nacional and BCR lower rates and facilitate moving loans from dollars to colones

State banks, the Banco Nacional (BN) and Banco de Costa Rica (BCR), in a press conference on Friday, October 19, announced they are implementing measures to help people who are having problems paying their...

‘I Condem Costa Rican Authorities’, Says Mother of Rafting Accident Survivor

"My knees tremble, my heart barely beats and my hands and feet are cold. But my son is alive," were words are of Belen Valladares, the mother of one of the tourists who survived...

Four U.S. Tourists And Guide Dead In Rafting Accident in Quepos

Four U.S. tourists and a tour guide died on Saturday afternoon, after a rafting accident on the Naranjo River, in the town of Naranjito, in Quepos. Initially, authorities reported the rescue of the 13 people...

11 year old students appeals to Constitutional Court: ‘I ask you to please oblige my teacher and principal to return to open the school’

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On average of 200 Nicaraguans daily request refuge in Costa Rica

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Missing American Found Lifeless In Shallow Grave, Hands and Feet Tied

Thomas Jeffrey Cook, 62, reported missing since August 23, in Jaco, was on Tuesday...

Well-known sports book owner “Tony” goes missing in Costa Rica

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On Strike or Vacation? 556 Teachers Supposedly On Strike Left The Country On Self-Given Vacation

Now in the sixth week of the national strike, we learn that the Ministry of Education (MEP) is investigating 556 teachers on strike who...

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Yellow Alert For South Pacific; Intense Rains Expected

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Central Bank has used $1.1 billion of reserves to avoid abrupt increases in the price of the dollar

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Dollar Could Hit ¢700 By The End of the Year

The dollar exchange rate could close 2018 and start 2019 in a range between  ¢650 and up to ¢700 colones for one US dollar. This...

RECOPE Requests Increase In The Price of Fuel

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