Saturday 23 January 2021

The possible 2022 presidential candidates

QCOSTARICA - In a little over a year, in February 2022, Costa Ricans will...

“You come to me” President Alvarado tells Congress

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica President Carlos Alvarado has asked Congress to go to him,...

Oxford Study: Electoral system allows politicians to camouflage the spread of ‘fake news’ in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - The ambiguity with which the political parties' spending reports are written makes...

In Costa Rica we also have violent groups and angry Trumpists

QCOSTARICA - This week millions will watch the transfer of powers in the United...

At 11 months to delivery, the road to Limón missing 440 expropriations

QCOSTARICA - Road construction, more to the point, delivery of finish projects, has been...

Political pressure grows for medical marijuana and hemp

QCOSTARICA -A group of legislators is pressuring the government to take advantage of the...

Legislator questions Carlos Alvarado’s mental health for forgetting his cell phone and computer code

QCOSTARICA - Carlos Alvarado's forgetting of his personal codes for his computer and cell...

If the IMF option fails there would be no plan B

QCOSTARICA - On Monday, January 11, the central government began negotiations with the International...

Legislators urge President Alvarado to present the bill on medicinal cannabis and hemp

QCOSTARICA - Given the economic boost that the bill on Cannabis for Medicinal and...

Comptroller questions vehicle exemption to attract foreign pensioners

QCOSTARICA - The Comptroller General (CGR) detected a loophole in a bill that would...

Costa Rica condemns acts of violence in the United States Capitol

QCOSTARICA - The Government of Costa Rica condemned the acts of violence that took...

Finance Minister rules out VAT increase and tax on bank transactions

QCOSTARICA - The Minister of Finance, Elian Villegas, totally ruled out that the Government...

Government begins negotiations with the IMF this January 11

QCOSTARICA - The Government of Carlos Alvarado announced that the negotiation of a fiscal...

Banco Central faces 2021 with less room to intervene in the exchange market

QCOSTARICA - After spending about one billion dollars last year, the Banco Central de...

Closing of land borders extended to February 1

QCOSTARICA - The closure of land borders will continue until February 1, announced by...

Government evaluates increasing VAT by 1% or taxing bank transactions

QCOSTARICA - The Government of Carlos Alvarado is evaluating increasing the Value Added Tax...

Daniel Salas: “If people start dying in their homes, we will have to tighten closures”

QCOSTARICA - Many are waiting for the arrival of 2021, thinking that with the...

‘You’re fired’: Yamileth Astorga is out as head of AyA

QCOSTARICA - Yamileth Astorga Espineta, who as of Monday, became former president of Acueductos...

Central Bank forecasts inflation below 2% in the next two years

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica's Central Bank forecasts continue to show that in 2021 and...

Laura Chinchilla declines offer for 2020 presidential candidacy

QCOSTARICA - Former president Laura Chinchilla (2010 - 2014) declined the offer by the...

Fundación Arias report: Nicaraguan refugees have a high academic level, but live in precarious conditions in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - Since 2018, many children, youth, and adults have left Nicaragua to seek...

Uber and DiDi or watching Disney+ will be 13% more expensive from Friday

QCOSTARICA - Uber, DiDi, Disney +, Expedia, Booking, Despegar, and Aplaudir.com will, starting Friday,...

Every three days a street sexual harasser is arrested in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - "Once a man told me some sh*t and since I didn't pay...

Immigration announces reprogramming of appointments

QCOSTARICA - From the folks at the immigration service, if you made your appointment...

Intel to reopen assembly operations in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - Intel announced, this Thursday, December 10, the reopening of its assembly and...

Government shows disinterest with economic reactivation

QCOSTARICA - The economic reactivation of the country and the generation of employment are...

Bank of America Securities: Costa Rica seems to need a deep crisis for politicians to act

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica seems to need a deeper financial crisis for the political...

Bankruptcy not a claim for employers to avoid paying Aguinaldo

QCOSTARICA - Some 215,772 workers will not receive their Aguinaldo (Christmas bonus) as they...

Costa Rica and Canada celebrate 100 years of official relations

QCOSTARICA - To celebrate 100 years of official relations between Costa Rica and Canada,...

Carlos Alvarado: ‘Yes, we are going to go to the IMF’

QCOSTARICA - Can Costa Rica come out from the current economic crisis without the...

Bill would allow invasive tracking with facial recognition

QCOSTARICA - Advancing in the Legislative Assembly, a bill that proposes an invasive tracking...

ECLAC: Foreign investment in Latin America will fall around 50% in 2020

QCOSTARICA - The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) estimates that...

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