Wednesday 27 January 2021

ICE, INS and state banks are left out of the public employment reform

QCOSTARICA - In order to avoid an impact on competing public companies, legislators today...

IMF loan must be approved in the Assembly no later than the beginning of June

QCOSTARICA - The Legislative Assembly must approve the US$1.75 billion dollar "soft" loan from...

Government reaches three-year deal with the IMF

QCOSTARICA - The Government of Carlos Alvarado reached a fiscal adjustment agreement with the...

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...

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...

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...

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

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

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...

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...

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...

Government makes clear its disinterest in regulating Uber

QCOSTARICA - The government of Carlos Alvarado has no intention of entering into the...

Carlos Alvarado and Claudia Dobles working from home after having ‘indirect’ contact with a person with covid-19

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica President, Carlos Alvarado, and his wife, Claudia Dobles, are working...

Costa Rica backs U.N. treaty to combat forced labor

HQ (Reuters) Costa Rica vowed on Monday to ramp up its fight against modern...

New president of Peru also has Costa Rican nationality

QCOSTARICA - This Monday, amid a political crisis, Francisco Sagasti Hochhausler was elected as...

Costa Rica legislators endorse medicinal use of cannabis

QCOSTARICA - The bill that would authorize the medicinal and therapeutic use of cannabis...

President Alvarado hits rock bottom in popular opinion

QCOSTARICA - Dissatisfaction with President Carlos Alvarado reached 66%, the highest levels since November...

Former Costa Rican presidents celebrate Biden’s victory

QCOSTARICA - Far from the neutrality on political and international issues to which they...

Epsy Campbell congratulates Kamala Harris and notes that “she” was the first black woman vice president

QCOSTARICA - On Saturday Costa Rica's vice-president Epsy Campbell sent a congratulatory message to...

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