Thursday, 22 October 2020

Costa Rica’s new Congress building becomes a ‘super spreader’

QCOSTARICA - After six and a half hours of discussion on the Legislative floor,...

Marchamo reduction enters crucial stage in Congress

QCOSTARICA - The race is for a reduction of the property tax of the...

Legislators approve elimination of annuities for the next two years

QCOSTARICA - The Legislative Assembly approved this Monday, in a second and final debate,...

National strike this Monday

QCOSTARICA - The education unions Ande, Apse, Undeca and the organizations that make up...

The Marchamo dilemma

OPINION - In less than two weeks, on November 1, unless there is a...

Legislators breaking new Assembly floor by cutting annuities for officials

QCOSTARICA - One of the first laws that the legislators will approve in the...

Six former presidents give support to the Government and democratic institutions

QCOSTARICA - Six former presidents of Costa Rica expressed their support for the Government...

Blockade promoter says they are going to face riot police ‘armed’

QCOSTARICA - Former legislator Oscar Campos Chavarría, leader of the self-styled National Rescue Movement,...

Despite the failure, Alvarado and Cruickshank insist: “The dialogue is still on”

Q COSTARICA - In a meeting with the Bloque Unitario Sindical y Social (Bussco),...

Unions call for a big national strike with protests for Monday

QCOSTARICA - Just when you thought the pretests were over, the Movimiento Social y...

Most wanted pimp in Costa Rica charged clients $200 for having sex with underage girls

QCOSTARICA - After spending a season in Costa Rica, the Spaniard Joaquín Burgués Valera...

Treasury would accept lowering Marchamo on vehicles of less than ¢4.2 million

QCOSTARICA - As we approach November 1, the day when owners of vehicles can...

Sala IV condemns Presidency and Public Security for not lifting blockades

QCOSTARICA - Unanimously, the Constitutional Court, also known as the Sala IV, condemned the...

Open letter to the Minister of Tourism: Time to get serious

QCOSTARICA - OPINION - Dear Minister of Tourism, Gustavo Segura Sancho, as you have...

Presidency and Legislative Assembly summon sectors to dialogue to seek solution to crisis

QCOSTARICA - President Carlos Alvarado, and the President of the Legislative Assembly, Eduardo Cruickshank,...

Who are the “Linces” of Costa Rica?

QCOSTARICA - Shootings, robberies in process, cases of domestic violence, attacks by quiebraventanas (car...

Legislators, ministers, magistrates and others in goverment would pay the full 2021 Marchamo

QCOSTARICA - The members of the supreme powers such as legislators, ministers, magistrates and...

Leader for protest movement asks for forgiveness and calls to put down protests in the streets

QCOSTARICA - Former legislators and former presidential candidate José Miguel Corrales, one of the...

Costa Rica is NOT a poor country… it is a country impoverished

QCOSTARICA - Pilar Cisneros, a renowned journalist, who was the face of television news...

The President hides while chaos overwhelms the country

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica President, Carlos Alvarado, is being accused of hiding and not...

Fiscalía processes complaint against those behind obstruction of roads

QCOSTARICA - The Fiscalía (Prosecutor's Office) confirmed it is processing a complaint filed by...

The 15 conditions to negotiate possible lifting of blockades

QCOSTARICA - The promoters of the protests (that nightly turn to violence) against the...

Government withdraws IMF proposal and calls for dialogue to balance it

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica President Carlos Alvarado announced on national television Sunday night that...

President defends tax package and compares himself to national hero

Obfuscated, President Carlos Alvarado defends his tax package. In the caricature, the Minister of...

Costa Rica repeals seizure of plates for violating restrictions, but maintains fine

QCOSTARICA - Legislators approved, this Thursday, the bill to eliminate two of the three...

Tax hike an uphill race for government to negotiate with the IMF

(QCOSTARICA) A varied and wide outbreak of criticism and manifestations of discontent arose almost...

Costa Rica ranked 13th in best countries for gender equality

(QCOSTARICA) First published in 2006 by the World Economic Forum, the Global Gender Gap Index...

Government fears “very drastic” consequences of not agreeing with the IMF

(QCOSTARICA) The Government affirmed Tuesday night, on a national television broadcast, that the country...

10 points to Costa Rica’s migratory situation in the face of COVID-19

(QCOSTARICA) Since last March 6, when the first case of positive case for Coronavirus...

Immigration postpones re-opening to October

(QCOSTARICA) Costa Rica's immigration service, the Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería (DGME), last-minute...

This is how the tax on ATM transactions would work

(QCOSTARICA) Costa Rica president Carlos Alvarado on Thursday outlined the proposed new taxes that...

The death of Dr. Salas’ father comes at a difficult time

RICO'S DIGEST -  I have no doubt that this is a moment of great...

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