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Attorney General: Decree Restricting Importation Of New Cars Is Unconstitutional

Attorney General: Decree Restricting Importation Of New Cars Is Unconstitutional

Q COSTA RICA – “It restricts the freedom of commerce and implies an intrusion into the market,” says Costa Rica’s Attorney General, Julio Jurado, commenting on the decree emitted by the government last August, that prevents importers of new vehicles from introducing into the country late-models before the month of September. This year, for example, […]

President Solis Demands Defaulting Ministers Pay Marchamo Arrears

President Solis Demands Defaulting Ministers Pay Marchamo Arrears

QCOSTARICA – Calling on his cabinet ministers to lead by example, President Luis Guillermo Solis, has demanded those in areas of the marchamo to pay up as soon as possible. The presidential directive came after the online publication La Prensa Libre, published that five ministers owed, collectively, ¢2.3 million colones (about US$4.400 dollars) in arrears. […]

A Casado Without Meat Or Egg For Many If Tax Plan Is Approved

A Casado Without Meat Or Egg For Many If Tax Plan Is Approved

QCOSTARICA – A casado without meat or eggs would be the meal for many if the government’s new tax reform is passed as presented to the Legislative Assembly. The casado is a traditional Costa Rican dish of rice, beans, platano, egg and a piece of meat – steak, chicken or pork. But, under the new […]

Legislator Warns Of Government’s Plan Of Additional Tax on Vehicles To Finance Electric Train

Legislator Warns Of Government’s Plan Of Additional Tax on Vehicles To Finance Electric Train

(QCOSTARICA) – The legislator for the Alianza Demócrata Cristiana, Mario Redondo, warns of a plan by the government to introduce a new (and additional) property tax on vehicles, to “finance” the urban electric train system. Redondo commented on Thursday the provision included in the “Ley de fortalecimiento de Incofer” (law to strengthen the Incofer, the […]