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No Honeymoon For President Carlos

Most of the Costa Ricans polled on the President Carlo's Alvarado performance in his first 100 days were negative. The poll by the Centro de Investigación y Estudios Políticos (CIEP) de la Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR) - Center for Research and Political Studies...

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 protest in San Jose on Tuesday, demanding increased government spending on education. The students protested in downtown San Jose, urging legislators approve a law that would allocate 1.5%...

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 Costa Rica occurring shortly after 1 pm local time. In Guanacaste, the television cameras captured the event for the nation to tune the partial eclipse as the...

Nicoya Peninsula Moves 11 Milimeters A Year

Q COSTA RICA - The Nicoya Peninsula moves 11 milimeters, the equivalent to more than one centimeter  (.43 inches), going northwest, according to a test made by the Universidad of Costa Rica (UCR) and the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IPU), a public research university...

Costa Rica Only Maintains Its Roads, And Does Not Improve Them

Although 85% of the national roads are in an "acceptable" state, the fact is that the government only uses patches to maintain them, while not investing to improve the 5,000 kilometers of roads. In parallel, the Conavi (national roads council) spent last year ¢14 billion...

Drone Provides A Look Inside Turrialba’s Active Crater

Q COSTA RICA - Photographs taken by a drone, some 300 meters over the active crater of the Turrialba volcano, allowed volcanologists for the first time look inside the colossus. What was learned is that the active crater's inner walls exhibit slopes that exceed 55...

Costa Rica Proposes Raising Retirement Age To 70

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - An actuarial analysis prepared  by the School of Mathematics of the University of Costa Rica (UCR), confirms that the Costa Rica Social Security Fund (Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social - CCSS) - commonly referred to as the "Caja" -...

Costa Rica Students Win Chicago Food Fair

(QCOSTARICA) 12 students from the Food Engineering of the University of Costa Rica University of Costa Rica (Ingeniería en Alimentos de la Universidad de Costa Rica - UCR), working on two different projects, won the International Food Technology fair held in Chicago, USA. The first...

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...

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