The printing presses at the Imprenta Nacional (National Printer) have come to a stop, sort of speak, as the La Gaceta (Spanish for Gazette) turns the page to a totally digital format.
Started in February 23, 1878, La Gaceta is the oldest “daily” in the country.
In the days of past, La Gaceta was the main source of information for Costa Ricans.
Over the years La Gaceta was and and continues to be the “official” news and information source of the government. Everything legal – laws, presidential decrees, even gasoline price changes – “must” first be published in La Gaceta to take effect.
Publication in the official gazette or public journal is a condition for official documentation to come into force in a number of Latin American countries.
As of Monday, July 1, La Gaceta, after 135 years becomes digital leaving completely behind paper and ink.