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Tuesday 22 August 2017

Costa Rica’s Agroexports Keep Slight Advantage Over Medical Devices

QCR BUSINESS - The value of exports from the agricultural sector remains slightly as the main generator of...

The Solar Eclipse 2017 From Costa Rica

Some 300 people gathered at the University of Costa Rica (UCR) planetarium to spectacular coast-to-coast partial eclipse (20%) in...

OIJ Presumes Body Found In River Is Brother of Murdered Model

The body of a young male found this Sunday in Esparza is believed to be related to the...

Landslide Causes Problems On The Ruta 2, Inter American Highway South

The Interamerican Sur (Ruta 2) - Inter American highway south - between Palmar and Rio Claro is down...

Higher Dollar and Interest Rates Slowed Consumer Spending

The constant instability of the dollar exchange rate and the increase in interest rates, especially in colones, have...

Cloudy Skies and Rain May Cloud Costa Rica View Of Eclipse

While million across the U.S. and the world are in the path of totality for today's solar eclipse,...

Costa Rica’s ICE Accelerates LTE Rollout

Costa Rica's State power and telecommunications company, the The Instituto Costarricence de Electricidad (ICE), announced an acceleration of...

David Strecker, aka Cuba Dave Acquitted

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - Found guilty of promoting sex tourism in Costa Rica, David Strecker, aka Cuba...

Private Sector Supports Uber And Demands New Legislation

Costa Rica's private sector is urging the government of Luis Guillermo Solis to modernize and enact new legislation...

9-1-1 Makes Call For People To Use It For Emergencies And Not To Report Uber Drivers

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - Calling 9-1-1 to report Uber drivers has forced the Emergency System to make...

What Happents To Property Of Dissolved Corporations For Not Paying The ‘Corporations Tax’??

In less than two weeks, on September 1, the 'Corporations Tax', (Impuesto Personas Juridicas in Spanish) kicks in...

Government Threatens Local Businesses With Fines For Links Uber

Q COSTA RICA - Restaurants and hotels expose themselves to sanctions and administrative procedures per campaign of royalties...

Two Costa Ricans Suffered “Minor Injuries” In the Barcelona ‘Terrorist’ Attack

Q COSTA RICA - Two young Costa Rican women (Ticas), studying in Barcelona, Spain, were "injured" in the...

Quick Driver’s Licensing Process For Foreigners (And Ticos) On Tuesdays and Wendesdays

If you are a foreigner who lives in Costa Rica and have a driver's license of another country,...

Uber Users In Costa Rica Are Exempt From Sanctions For Using The Illegal Transport

As the Policia de Transito (Traffic Police) crack down on Uber drivers, users (passengers) can rest assured as...

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At 18 years of age, due to his drug addiction, on conviction, a judge ordered electronic monitoring and...

Costa Rica Expands Access To Housing Finance

The Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) has established a strategic partnership with Cooperativa Nacional de Educadores (Coopenae), a leading...

Costa Rica Snake Hitches Ride To Scotland

The Daily Record reports a snake hitched a free ride from Costa Rica to Scotland on a pineabpple...

Costa Rica Rejects “Military Options” Against Venezuela

Despite the extremely serious situation in Venezuela, Costa Rica does not support the military option spoken by U.S....

Model and Boyfriend Found Shot Dead In Esparza, Puntarenas

The alert went out on Friday, 26-year-old model, Isamara Alejandra Villalta Solano and her 17-year-old brother, Kendall Gonzalez,...

High Tide Floods Caldera

The Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) - National Emergency Commission - reported 27 families in Caldera were affected...

Medical Examiner: “An Increase In Excess Violence and Cruelty In Homicides”

"In the past decade, when I came to work here (Forensic Medicine), 12 years ago, we had homicides...

Pilot Plan For Trunk Line For Public Transport Unveiled in Tibas

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‘Corporations Tax’ Amnesty For 90 Days

From September 1 to December 1, companies can take advantage of an amnesty to bring to date their...

Moody’s Questions Tax Benefit Of Plan To Handle Illiquidity in Costa Rica

  According to Moody's, the plan to reduce expenses announced by President Luis Guillermo Solís will not be enough...

Another Ruling in Favor of Protectionism, Sala IV Ratifies Ban On Rice Promotions

  In Costa Rica, the Constitutional Court or Sala IV has rejected an appeal of unconstitutionality against the prohibition...

Bicycle Racks Are The Main Target Of “Tachadores”

Computers, leather handbags, and bicycle racks are the main targets for theft by "tachadores" (criminals), explained the Organismo...

Losing Your Costa Rica’s Driver’s License (And Getting It Back)

There is confusion among many drivers about the driver's license point system, how they are accumulated, the number...

Government Proposes To Charge A 15% Tax For Using Services Like Netflix

Intent on solving the country's current financial problems, the government today (Thursday) presented to legislators a new tax...

Costa Rica, A Country of Luxuries That Are Necessities

The consumption habits have changed and the dynamics of the country has led to the fact goods and...

Costa Rica New Car Sales Slow Down

During the first half of this year, some new car dealers claim to have had increases in sales...

Loans in Colones Get More Expensive

Interest rates on bank loans have increased by between 0.11% and 6.6% in the last year, and those...

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