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Housing Minister proposes three types of rent moratorium due to coronavirus crisis

Housing Minister, Irene Campos, presented to legislators this Monday, a draft bill to establish...

The Invisible Man: Daniel Ortega Would Have Gotten Medical Treatment in Costa Rica, Report

Costa Rican journalist Glenda Umaña revealed on her official Facebook page details of the...

Government announces subsidies of ¢200,000 monthly to families affected by the coronavirus crisis

President Carlos Alvarado announced on Friday a plan to give a ¢200,000 per month...

Carlos Alvarado denies solidarity tax on wages of ¢500,000

This Thursday morning, before meeting with legislators at the Museo de Niños (Children's Museum),...

The Idea of Suspending Rent Payments Worries Owners

The Cámara de Propietarios de Bienes Inmuebles (Caprobi) - Chamber of Real Estate Owners...

China donates covid-19 tests to detect cases in Costa Rica

The People's Republic of China donated a significant amount of test kits to detect...

What is the economic blow this new virus will be to the country and people of Costa Rica?

The economic impact of the coronavirus covid-19 is just beginning, as businesses, big and...

Covid-19 emergency: Payment of four taxes postponed

With the unanimous vote of 47 legislators present, the Legislative Assembly approved in the...

Businessmen laments government mistakes but ask ‘turn the page’ to resume economic recovery

Leaders of the business sector say they understand the situation that the Government is...

Victor Morales resigns as Minister of the Presidency

The Unidad Presidencial de Análisis de Datos (UPAD) has its latest victim, the Ministro...

Carlos Alvarado is the “big chief” of the Data Unit, according to opposition legislators

The Unidad Presidencial de Análisis de Datos (Upad) - Presidential Data Analysis Unit -...

President and Minister start their day without cell phone or laptop

President Carlos Alvarado and his Chief of Staff (Ministro de la Presidencia), Víctor Morales...

Attorney General Raids Government House In “Confidential Information” Case

Attorney General, Emilia Navas Aparicio, at 8 am this Friday morning, led a raid...

President acknowledges mistake with UPAD, but leaves more questions than answers

President Carlos Alvarado, on national radio and television, admitted on Monday night that there...

President Carlos Alvarado is criminally denounced for the creation of UPAD

Costa Rica president, Carlos Alvarado, was criminally denounced by lawyer Gloria Navas, for the...

President orders to stop the work of data analysts unit, amid controversy

Costa Rica President Carlos Alvarado ordered on Sunday a stop all the work of...

Presidential Spying?

Two economic advisers in the office of President Carlos Alvarado, Alejandro Madrigal, and Andrés...

Carlos Alvarado gives up creating an office that would access confidential database

The government reversed and repealed on Friday the decree that created a new office...

President Alvarado defends lifting bank secrecy, that “it does not affect honest people”

President Carlos Alvarado said earlier this week that lifting bank secrecy should not be...

Who is affected by the lifting of bank secrecy?

The decision of the Ministry of Finance to once again discuss the lifting of...

Costa Rica Usury Rate Defined

Legislators of the Legislative Committee on Tax Matters negotiated to establish a ceiling of...

Minister of Finance: ‘The Mortgage Is Killing Us’

In an interview with La Nación, the Minister of Finance (Ministro de Hacienda), Rodrigo...

Costa Rica’s Finances on Treacherous Terrain

(Bloomberg) Costa Rica’s fear of protesters is proving to be greater than its fear...

How Costa Rica Voted on Sunday

Sunday, February 2, was election day in Costa Rica as Ticos and Ticas went...

Government will present a bill to lower the price of medicines in Costa Rica

A study by the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Commerce (MEIC) determined that the...

Is He In or Out? Enigmatic government reaction to possible resignation of Foreign Minister

In a puzzling and even mysterious way, the government avoided confirming or denying the...

U.S. Explains to Costa Rica why it raised the alert level for travelers

The Office of Consular Affairs of the U.S. State Department reaffirmed to Costa Rica's...

Government and Concessionaire Agree On Roadmap To Expand The Ruta 27

Almost 10 years after the opening of Ruta 27, the highway that links San...

China tells Pompeo to stop spreading false rumors

China said on Tuesday that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke “irresponsibly” in...

Mike Pompeo criticizes China’s cooperation in Costa Rica: ‘Offers dependence and erodes sovereignty’

The U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, in San Jose, Costa Rica, on Tuesday,...

Mike Pompeo includes Costa Rica in regional visits

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be in Costa Rica on Tuesday, January...

Playas del Coco Betting On Cruise Tourism With Dock Construction

Playas del Coco, Guanacaste, could become a tourist destination specialized in the attention of...

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