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The government reversed and repealed on Friday the decree that created a new office...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

Private companies promote megaworks that governments postponed for years

Three projects that governments have postponed for years have returned to the scene in...

Costa Rica President Renounces Pension When He Leaves Office in 2022

Costa Rica president Carlos Alvarado, in a show of leadership of his government's push...

Costa Rica President Cancels Official Visit To United Arab Emirates

The armed conflict between Iran and the United States has forced President Carlos Alvarado...

Government studies options to subsidize electric train rates

Payments from the State to a company that obtains a service concession would ensure...

Costa Rica calls for aid, grappling with spike in Nicaraguan refugees

Costa Rica's president, Carlos Alvarado, earlier this week requested urgent international aid for refugees,...

Costa Rica’s Intercity Electric Train Could Derail

The concession of an efficient and modern intercity electric train that connects to the...

Costa Rica Has A New Holiday: December 1

Legislators on Monday, one day after the celebration of the 71st anniversary of the...

Golden Passports, Citizenship For Sale

Last month, the Interior Minister of Cyprus, Constantinos Petrides, announced the revocation of 26...

Eviction of Friday’s In San Pedro Began Friday!

Another one of the big ones gone. In 1980, Friday's a concept bar-restaurant that...

President Alvarado announces 3 trips abroad in less than a month

President Alvarado announces 3 international trips in less than a month Caption: I'll have back...

Consumer uncertainty remains, but there is a little less pessimism

Currently, 6.5% of Costa Ricans say that the Government is doing a good job,...

Transport apps are winning the battle

The apps, such as Uber, DiDi and inDriver are winning the battle to mobilize...

Costa Rican Politicians Waste Almost $3B A Year According IDB

The report of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) “Mejor gasto para mejores vidas” (Better...

What is the impact of recent turbulence on Costa Rica’s commercial aviation?

Volaris announced on November 13 that it would freeze the growth of its operations...

IATA: “High costs and lack of definition of the future of Juan Santamaría airport threaten aviation in Costa Rica”

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expressed its "deep concern" for the increases in...

Legislators Question President Alvarado: What do your two vice presidents do?

President Carlos Alvarado has been left standing alone by his two vice presidents, Epsy...

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