Presidential Candidates “Light” On Economic Plans

With only weeks to go for the second round of Costa Rica's presidential election on April 1, little...

Alvarado vs Alvarado On April 1!

Costa Rica’s presidential election will be decided in a runoff on the first Sunday in April after no...

International Court Draws New Borders For Costa Rica And Nicaragua

The Hague - Costa Rica claimed victory over Nicaragua on Friday after the International Court of Justice in...

A Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Shakes up Costa Rica’s Election

The Economist - A “SLICE of Iowa misplaced on the Central American isthmus”, is how an American political...

50 Ways to Wrest Control

As Costa Ricans ponder their vote over the next couple of days before heading to the polls in...

Down To The Wire, Costa Ricans Get Ready To Vote On Sunday

Though Wednesday is the cut off date for politicking, giving Costa Ricans a few days to ponder without...

Costa Rica Bonds Fall In Price After Latest Poll Of Fabricio Alvarado In The Lead

The University of Costa Rica (UCR) poll released on Tuesday revealing Fabricio Alvarado of the Restauración Nacional party...

Juan Diego Castro: The Trump Wannabe of Costa Rica

“COSTA Rica is the most beautiful place in the world,” my much-travelled friend Jamie Cox told me last...

Should We Be Governed by Persuasion or by Force?

Margaret Thatcher, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, noted that “Europe was created by history. America was...

Multinational Companies Generated 13,754 New Jobs in 2017 in Costa Rica

The Coalición Costarricense de Iniciativas de Desarrollo (CINDE) - Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency -  and the Ministerio...

Juan Diego Castro Launches Violent Attack Against La Nacion

Taking a page out what appears to be the current U.S. President's attack on the media, in particular,...

Alvarez and Castro In Close Race For President in 2018

Thought it may not seem like it, Costa Rica is in the midst of a presidential election. Unlike...

President Solis Holidays In Spain After Asking Ticos To Visit Areas Affected by Nate

In a classic 'Do as I say, not as I do', after asking Ticos (Costa Ricans) to "turistear"...

More than 350 million Latin American voters to elect new leaders in 2018

The anti-establishment tide that has swept much of the world is set to break over Latin America in...

A Cementazo Christmas! Legislative Commision Requests Sanctions Against 29

  The legislative commission, Comisión Investigadora de Créditos Bancarios de la Asamblea Legislativa (Banking Credits Investigative Committee of the...

Álvarez Desanti Unintentionally Picks A Fight With Lady Gaga

Presidential candidate Antonio Alvarez Desanti unintentionally charged a Lady Gaga fan club for misuse of public resources in...

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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Ziad Akl, brother of Elias Akl, the Canadian-Lebanese national murdered last May 15, in front of a school in Escazú, remains in the custody...

ICE Prepared For Electric Vehicles

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Chinese Railroad in Panama?

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Mexico's America Movil, the crown jewel of Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim’s empire, better known as "Claro", with extensive operations in Costa Rican and Central...

Presidential Candidates “Light” On Economic Plans

With only weeks to go for the second round of Costa Rica's presidential election on April 1, little has emerged on the economic plans...

A Week In Paradise: Women Escape The Cold With A Fitness-focused Trip to Costa Rica

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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

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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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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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QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica came second to Nicaragua for the most number of deaths for this Semana Santa, making them the two most violent...

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According to police authorities, taxi drivers in Costa Rica have become a favourite target of criminals. And not only are taxis targets of attacks,...

Xiaomi Smartphones Now Available in Costa Rica

QTECH - Looking for a new smartphone and on a budget? Xiaomi may be your choice, with its entry in the Costa Rica's varied...

President Solis Has Wasp Discovered in Guanacaste Named After Him

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