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Costa Rica Announces Water Rationing

Water, water everywhere (during the rains) but not a drop to drink (during the...

Solis Accuses Araya of Smear Campaign

Partido Accion Cuidadana (PAC)candidate for President, Luis Guillermo Solis, accused his runoff election adversary,...

Costa Rica Sued By Canadian Mining Company

If the above headline looks familiar, it should. After spending nearly two decades in...

American Restauranteur Jailed in Costa Rica For Not Paying Child Support

It doesn’t pay to mess around with a court order to pay child support....

Piza Offers Run-Off Election Support

Social Christian Unity (PUSC) party candidate Rodolfo Piza, who didn´t make the cut during...

Election A Few Days Away, Minority Unhappy

With the election less than a week away, minority candidates are unhappy about press...

INVU Officials Alleged Of Corruption

The public housing agency INVU was rocked this week with charges that high officials...

2014 Elections: Piza Offers Cure For “Tramitomania”

Partido Unidad Social Cristiana (PUSC) party presidential candidate Rodolfo Piza has a partial solution...

Presidenta Signs Public Work Projects Ahead of Ending Term

In the waning weeks of her term as chief executive, Presidenta Laura Chinchilla has...

Gross National Product Up 3.73%

Production in Costa Rica was good during the third quarter of 2013 and showed...

Three Die Violently Each Day in Peace Loving Costa Rica

In this country of peace, three persons on average died daily in 2013 in...

Costa Rican Franchises Go Foreign

It seemed for many years that international giants were trying to colonize Costa Rica,...

Experts Expect Elections Campaign To Get Aggressive

If political analyst Claudio Alpizar is right, the tone of at least the three front...

Myth-Busting the Nicaragua – Costa Rica Border Crossing

I read every article I could get my hands on regarding the new tax...

3 Costa Rican Vets Sucor Animal Victims of Haiyan

While millions of dollars and thousands of volunteers flood into The Philippines to aid...

From Rubbish To Electricity By 2016?

It appears that this country could solve its ever present garbage disposal worries and...

Costa Rica Re-Opens Serial Killer Case

He preyed on mostly women but was not timid about shooting men. He caused...

Sewage Spill Affects Casa Presidencial

An overflow of sewage from the bathrooms of the Presidential Offices in Zapote crippled...

Only One Third Of Costa Rica Workers With Rights

The laws are there in Costa Rica, but the will is weak, the State...

Prosecuters Ask Corruption Charges Against Presidenta Chinchilla Be Dropped

Prosecutors have asked the judges of the criminal court (Sala III) to dismiss a...

Take Care in Calculating “Extras” On Online Purchases

The national Spanish language newspaper La Nacion advised its readers to take care in...

Wave of Turtle Deaths Spreads to Costa Rica

The wave of green turtle deaths in Central America has spread to Costa Rica,...

Costa Rica Soccer Clubs Can Lose Standing For Unruly Fans

In a decision sounding very much like something the world soccer organization (FIFA) would...

On Feb 2 Many Costa Ricans Would Rather Do Anything Else, Less Vote

"I'd rather lose all my teeth than vote" According to a poll by Unimer contracted...

Costa Rica: Gone Are Traditional Politicians

The times they are a-changin' and nowhere more than in elections where Presidential nominees...

Clandestine Helicopter Pad Found in Costa Rica’s Remote North

It appears that someone has taken an interest in the ranch called Los Chinos...

Costa Rica Community Teaches Tsunami Drill

Sometimes, Costa Rica surprises one by getting ahead of the game -- the community...

MOPT At War With Itself

The hierarchy of the Ministry of Public Works (MOPT) may be in a state...

Dall’Anese Resigns Appellate Court

Crusading Costa Rican prosecutor Francisco Dall'Anese has resigned from his appellate court judgeship without...

Mexican Comedian: No Vote For Johnny Araya

Mexican comedian Adal Ramones, who quite playfully admits he wants to naturalize as a...

Costa Rica Court Rejects Gay Marriage: Appeal Pending

Two young men from Escazú were turned down by the family court in San...

US Universities Woo Costa Rican Students

Today, Friday, a dozen U.S. universities will make academic presentations at the Crowne Plaza...

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