The Cost Keeping Secreet Information About Public Works

In Costa Rica, the central government and its agencies often keep secret files and detials of contracts for...

Costa Rica Drives For A New Green Goal: Electric Transport

Costa Rica this month broke the world record for the most consecutive days running on renewable energy -...

Costa Rica Opens Embassy in Abu Dhabi

Costa Rica's UAE embassy was officially opened in Abu Dhabi on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, by foreign affairs...

Medical Marijuana In Costa Rica: Government To Charge Up to US$2.5 Million For Concession

The bill that would legalize the production of cannabis for medicinal, industrial and food purposes would allow the...

Costa Rica Decides: Latest Poll

If the presidential elections were held today, who would win? The latest poll reveals no one. The current field...

“Cementazo” Scandal Tarnishes Costa Rica’s Presidential Election

Costa Rica is just months away from a presidential election, set to take place on February 4, 2018....

Proposed Is A Merger of The Banco de Costa Rica With the Banco Nacional

Costa Rica is down to two State banks, that is if you don't count the Banco Popular, which...

The Incorruptible Jorge Chavarria Linked to the “Cementazo” Corruption Case Is Looking For Early Retirement

The (once) solid, unimpeachable, incorruptible, Jorge Chavarria is requesting the Poder Judicial (Judiciary) to reactivate his retirement effective...

President Luis Guillermo Solis Denies Any Involvement In The Chinese Cement Corruption

Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solis denies any link to the "cementazo" corruption scandal that has resulted in...

Same-sex Marriage Conference To Take Place in Costa Rica

Activists from across the Western Hemisphere will gather in Costa Rica this week for the first of its...

Costa Rica has made major socio-economic progress but more efforts needed to reduce inequality and poverty

Costa Rica enjoys relatively high life satisfaction levels, but should do more to develop a more inclusive and...

Government Decides To Propose A 13% VAT

Being more feasible to obtain the 29 votes needed in Congress, the Government decided to propose transforming the...

Presidential Candidates Bet On Private Higher Education To Strengthen Economy

Three presidential candidates promise to reform the National Council of Private Higher Education (Conesup) in case they win...

Mexican Immigrants Help Sustain Two Economies – and Are Discarded

(IPS) - They work for years to bolster the economies of two countries. For one, the United States,...

Is China Poised to Take on US in Latin America?

A Chinese company has started construction on a US$165 million port in Panama for cruise ships, the first...

A Synopisis of the Cementazo Scandal

Rico's TICO BULL - So far I have stayed away from reporting the Cementazo (cement scandal). In the...
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Is Trump as Anti-Immigrant as the Media Makes Him Out to Be?

(Panampost.com) The mainstream media delights in painting Trump’s policies as rooted in a toxic blend of virulent xenophobia,...

October 12, 1987: Oscar Arias Peace-Broker in Central America

1987 - Costa Rican President Oscar Arias Sanchez (1986 - 1990 and 2006 - 2010) received the Nobel...

Manitoba’s NDP Raffle Off Chance To Live Like Premier Brian Pallister in Costa Rica

A Canadian political party is raffling off a vacation to Costa Rica, as part of a party fundraiser...

Alvarez Desanti Proposes To Prohibit Import Of Fossil Fueled Vehicles Starting In 2035

As the 2018 presidential election campaigns start to roll out, one of the candidates proposes to prohibit the...

Deregulate Taxis, Don’t Regulate Uber

(By David Kemp, Fee.org) A recent New York Times article discussing taxi medallion owners in New York City illustrates how innovation...

Solis Meets With Canada’s PM To Discuss Visas For Costa Ricans Among Other Topics

In the United States, among other world leaders, to address the United Nations General Assembly this week, on...

Australia prime minister says 50 refugees will soon go to U.S.

Repeatedly expressing his disdain for the agreement struck under the Obama administration, which would see the U.S. accept...

President Solis Criticizes United States Maintaining Embargo Against Cuba

In an energetic speech at the United Nations General Assembly, Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solis criticized the...

China’s FM Talks Up Trade on Costa Rica visit

(AFP) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi kept his focus on building trade and investment ties with Central America...

Chinese Cement Scandal Monopolizes President’s Independence Speech In Cartago

Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solis can't seem to get out of the mix of the cement scandal...

‘Grandmother plant’: Ex-UN Climate Chief Christiana Figueres Has Advice For Australia’s PM

AGL's Liddell power station, a coal-powered thermal power station, is a "grandmother" plant that shouldn't receive funds more...

Construction of The North Arc of Circunvalacion Started This Morning

It was 7:00 am this Monday morning when President Luis Guillermo Solis officially gave the order for the...

Six Women Presidents and Their Fall From the Top

In recent political history, six of the most promising and high-profile female leaders have been victims of a...

Former Venezuelan Attorney General In Costa Rica Says Maduro Pocketed Millions in Public Funds

In Costa Rica on Monday, Venezuela's Former Attorney General Luisa Ortega Diaz said that she can prove that...

Venezuela’s Ousted Prosecutor In Costa Rica To Denounce Human Rights Violations In Her Country

Luisa Ortega Diaz, the woman ousted as chief prosecutor by Venezuela's constituent assembly, was in Costa Rica to...

Costa Rica to strengthen ties with the UAE

Costa Rica is planning to use the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as a hub to look for investment...

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Costa Ricans Are Very Polite

(By Galya Gerstman) Costa Ricans are very polite. Very, very polite. We from the USA think we’re polite. The English think they’re polite. (The...

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Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Wednesday opened the new international wing of El Dorado the country’s most important airport. The new wing cost approximately...

Flight Deal: U.S. to Costa Rica from $216 Round-Trip

The premier travel site Condé Nast Traveler reports round-trip flights to San Jose, Costa Rica from eight U.S. cities including Houston, Miami, and Pittsburgh,...

Costa Rica’s San Ramon Road Project Turns Into Marathon

Costa Rica’s long-running San Ramon road project is costing more than originally expected while taking longer to build than planned. The work on the 29.7...

Surge in US immigration comes from Northern Triangle

The number of immigrants in the United States from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras rose by 25% from 2007 to 2015, in contrast to...

Generation Z Opts for Personalization Over Privacy

Security is of great concern for anyone who uses the Internet. Whether you’re creating sites or just visiting them, security is always top of...

Latin American countries say support Honduran recount

(Reuters) - Seven Latin American governments said on Wednesday that they supported the decision by Honduras’ electoral tribunal to proceed with a total recount...

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Anne Hathaway’s Leaked Personal Pictures Go Viral

American actress Anne Hathaway is the latest celebrity to fall victim to the hackers, who shamelessly filtered the intimate photos of the actress with...

American Tourist Dies In Isla del Coco Shark Attack

The National Coast Guard Service of the Ministry of Public Security (Servicio Nacional de Guardacostas, del Ministerio de Seguridad Pública) confirmed the death of...

Female Tiger Shark Attacked American Tourist Who Died in Isla del Coco

The survivor of the shark attack in the Isla del Coco on Thursday, the 26-year-old diving guide identified by his last name Jimenez, said...

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QCOSTARICA - Normally, tourists travel abroad to visit famous landmarks, culture or do fun things. Also there is a group of tourists who travel...

How Will Hurricane Irma Affect Costa Rica?

As Hurricane Irma makes its way through the Caribbean and Floridians ready for Irma's potential landfall, how will it affect Costa Rica? Although Hurricane Irma...

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