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Ministry of Education Orders 20,000 Staff Back To Work One Month Early

As a matter of habit, teachers start working in February, when the new school year begins. So do the support staff or administrative officials as the Ministry of Public Education (MEP) calls them. This year, however, a cicular letter issued by the Minister of Education,...

Costa Rica With The Largest Deficit in Central America

This year marks a decade of the last fiscal surplus that Costa Rica had. Ever since there has been a deficit, and it has grown, worsening year by year without there being any solution, neither for increasing income nor for a reduction of expenses. In...

Guatemala US$95 Million for Educational Infrastructure

The government of Guatemala plans to start renovation works on 160 schools nationwide in 2018. Officials of the Executive announced that the Ministry of Communications, Infrastructure and Housing (CIV), will be responsible for renovating 160 schools in different areas of the country. For these works,...

Cuba’s Education Farce: There Is No Room for Young Independent Thinkers

One of the cruelest monopolies that dictatorships invariably control — and Cuba is no exception — is, without a doubt, the education system. It is impossible for someone who does not consent to communism, at least outwardly, to advance in his or her studies, regardless...

Mac Jobs: The “Go No Place Jobs”

Newspapers, Internet new reports...each indicate a dire need for employers to hire residents of Costa Rica. From English classes to Amazon, the news seems exceptional. Almost every weekend there are job fairs soliciting unemployed and underemployed people to fill vacant jobs. But what jobs? Underemployment is...

Costa Rica Thrives On Peace, Cooperation With East Asia

TODAY COSTA RICA (Korean Herald) Across serene and pacific Costa Rica, the military has long been a thing of a bygone era. Costa Rica renounced its military in 1948, and has since spearheaded a path of peace and development in a region perennially engrossed in...

Costa Rica’s Inflation Rose In February

Q COSTA RICA - Costa Rica's annual inflation fo February 2017 was 1.09%, the consumer price index showingd a monthly variation of 0.40% and an accumulated inflation of 0.97% so far this year. The groups with the greatest contribution to the CPI in February 2017...

Tourism To Costa Rica Continues To Grow, But Is Alo Diversifying

Q COSTA RICA- No longer tourists come to Costa Rica only for the beaches, volcanoes or cloud forests, rather more foreigners come on business trips, to get medical treatments and study. According to the most recent data by the Central Bank (Banco Central de Costa...

Two Days Of Protests!

QCOSTARICA - For today (Tuesday) and tomorrow (Wednesday) expect more traffic congestion, suspension of public services, such as medical appointments at hospital and clinics, classes and others, as thousands of public sector employees take to the streets of two days of protests. The protest, days...

State Universities Get Windfall

(QCOSTARICA) Former university professor and current president Luis Guillermo Solis announced an increase in funding for state universities, which went from ¢359 billion to ¢410 billion colones, a hike of 14% in the Special Fund for Superior Education (FEES). Plans are to raise the...

Venezuela’s Young Choose Parallel Economy Over Higher Education

(TODAY VENEZUELA) -- Venezuelan public high education institutions have recorded a decline in the number of students enrolled in undergraduate programs. Professors at the Gervasio Rubio Rural Pedagogic Institute (Rubio, southwestern Táchira state), attached to the Libertador Experimental Pedagogical University (UPEL), who are specialists...

Trangender Case Stumps School

QCOSTARICA - Education Minister Sonia Marta Mora made an unscheduled trip to San Carlos Friday where she personally tried to untangle a probably unprecedented situation and possible miscommunication: A trans-gender boy was allegedly expelled from school and told not to come back until he...

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