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Legislative proposal seeks three months paternity leave

Legislator Enrique Sanchez of the Partido Acción Ciudadana (PAC) is exploring the possibility of presenting a bill so that fathers are entitled to a paid paternity leave for a period of three months. This would be much more ambitious than bill 20.670 that was discussed...

Historic Day For Costa Rica, First Vote On Tax Reform Expected

After 39 hours of discussion and voting on the last motions on the Plan Fiscal (Tax Reform), legislators are expected to start their final discussion and 'first debate' vote this Friday afternoon. Legislators on Thursday completed processing the 368 outstanding motions and to work a...

Chile becomes first country in America to ban plastic bags across its entire territory

In a historic decision, Chile’s House of Representatives voted this Wednesday to ban the usage of plastic bags in all types of shops across the entire territory, making it the only country to prohibit them in the American continent. The measure was well received in...

The Madness of Daylight Saving Time

If you were like me, you got by surprise in the start of daylight saving time (DST). I found ou Monday while watching CNN, they really screwed up, I thought, in comparing my time with the CNN's Eastern Time. Oh, wait, Pacific Time (PT)...

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