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Wednesday 18 October 2017

More Chinese TVs in Costa Rica

In 2016 imports of television sets in Costa Rica totaled US$100 million, and the value imported from China...

Doing Business in Costa Rica Is More Difficult, Study Reveals

Eight out of ten entrepreneurs claim that an excess of formalities and the high costs of formalization are...

Tegra Medical Expands Footprint in Costa Rica

Tegra Medical, the Franklin, MA-based contractor manufacturer of medical devices has expanded its facilities in Costa Rica, with...

INS To Invest US$12 Million In Vehicle Evaluation Centers

The state insurer, the Instituto Nacional de Seguros (INS) says it plans to invest just over US$12 million...

Corret Income Tax for Foreigners Investing in Costa Rica Stock Market Is 8%

Since September 25, foreigners who acquire securities from the local stock market will have to pay 8% tax...

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...

Shopping Malls Vs. Shopping Online In Costa Rica

A growing trend in online shopping is forcing mall operators in Costa Rica to rethink their business models...

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...

Spirit Airlines Opens San Jose Office

The low-cost airline, Spirit Airlines, has opened an office in San Jose, Costa Rica to serve its customers...

Interest Payments Stifling Costa Rica’s Public Finances

In Costa Rica, interest payments rose from 1.5% to 1.7% of GDP, and this increase accounts for 32%...

Costa Rica Lifts Price Controls In Mobile Telecom Market

The Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (Sutel) - Costa Rica's Superintendency of Telecommunications - has declared that the country’s mobile...

Costa Rica Looking To UAE Investments For The Logistics Sector

(Abu Dhabi) Costa Rica is aiming to become a major logistics hub in Central America and Caribbean region...

Lots of Rain and Cool, Landslides and Flooding

September and October are the months for the worst of the rainy season, where the rains are intense...

Conavi Reports Progress in The Limon Road Project

The Consejo Nacional Vialidad (CONAVI)- National Road Council - in a statement said the final designs studies for...

Raid On Luxury House In Heredia Nets Cash and 15 Kg Of Hydroponic Marijuana

Ever wonder what goes in behind the gates of some high-end homes in places like Bosques de Doña...

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...

Avenida 2 To Have Exclusive Bus Lanes On Friday

In an effort to find ways to curb the traffic congestion nightmare lived daily in San Jose, the...

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...

Assets of Dissolved Corporations Are Not Lost

A common practice by many foreigners (and Costa Ricans alike) is to hold property, ie, a vehicle or...

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...

Man Falls To His Death On Trip To Celebrate His 65th Birthday in Costa Rica

Celebrating his 65th in Costa Rica, John Anderson plummeted 30 meters (100ft) to his death while rappelling from...

Radioactive Revolution: Improving Costa Rican Food Safety With Nuclear Technology

Nuclear technologies reach far further than most realize. While nuclear power hogs most of the headlines, nuclear technologies...

Family Struggles For Extradition Of Condemned Tico In The United States

"She is almost 90. Her health is failing, all she is asks is for my brother (Gonzalo Gutiérrez),"...

Abuse Of Sugary Drinks Cause of 197 Deaths Annually in Costa Rica

The amount of sugared drinks consumed in Costa Rica is on the increase. Either for lack of time,...

Ruta 27 To Be Closed During Heavy Downpours

To avoid the dangers of flooding and falling rocks, in the event of heavy downpours, the Ruts 27...

Impressive The Waterfall That Flowed Onto The Ruta 27

The torrential downpours of Saturday afternoon practically countrywide was the product of tropical wave number 40, says the...

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...

Students Marched In “Defense” of Funding For Higher Education

Students from the Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR) and Universidad Nacional (UNA) two state universities - held a...

Venezuela Asylum Requests Soar in Costa Rica, Panama, Mexico

The number of Venezuelans seeking asylum in Costa Rica,  Panama and Mexico has jumped dramatically because of the...

Rise in the Price of the US Dollar in Costa Rica

A rebound in demand for US dollars explains the increase of just over 5.36 colones registered in the...

Costa Rica Insurance Spending Growing, Reaches Average of Latin America

Annual average per capita expenditure on compulsory and voluntary insurance policies grew from US$140 in 2009 to US$246...

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