Wednesday 19 February 2020

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Former OIJ agent points to guard for the murder for American-Venezuelan tourist Carla Stefaniak

The trial for the murder of Carla Stefaniak is winding down, with closing arguments expected to begin on Friday, February 14. On Wednesday, Valeria Ávila...

Unacceptable to intervene journalist’s telehones in order to know their sources

The College of Journalists of Costa Rica and the Institute of Press and Freedom of Expression (Iplex) described the suggestion made by Judge Iris...

Bankers Oppose Lifting of Bank Secrecy

The Costa Rican Banking Association expressed its opposition to the proposal of the Minister of Finance, Rodrigo Chaves, to lift bank secrecy as one...

Minister of Finance: ‘The Mortgage Is Killing Us’

In an interview with La Nación, the Minister of Finance (Ministro de Hacienda), Rodrigo Chaves, answers why his diagnosis of public debt differs from...

Buses The Most Used Public Transport Service in Costa Rica

What are the means of public transport used most in Costa Rica? According to a recent study by the Institute for Social Studies in...

Costa Rica’s Finances on Treacherous Terrain

(Bloomberg) Costa Rica’s fear of protesters is proving to be greater than its fear of credit ratings agencies, putting its public finances back on...

Tourism Grows During Challenges

Although in 2019 the arrival of tourists to Costa Rica increased 4% compared to 2018, the sector continues to face complex procedures to open...

Sign Of The Times? BCR Closes 5 Branches

Although the Banco de Costa Rica (BCR) closed 2019 with an increase in profits, last week it announced the closure of five of its...

Joe Biden’s Brother Frank Linked to Real Estate Project In Costa Rica

(Breitbart.com) Frank Biden, the youngest brother of former Vice President Joe Biden, saw his business interests benefit from millions of dollars in taxpayer loans...

“Incompatibility” will be grounds for divorce in Costa Rica

The impossibility of continuing a life in common in marriage, due to incompatibility, will be a new cause for divorce. With a vote of...

“Open skies” policy would bring cheaper flights

The new president of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei, is suggesting that Costa Rica should extend the “open skies” proposal that the president of El Salvador...

The High Cost of Protectionism

In Costa Rica, the Contentious Administrative Court ruled in favor of the companies who accused the government of damaging the local market, after the...

13-year-old indigenous girl pregnant by man 50 years her senior

A 13-year-old Costa Rican indigenous girl from Talamanca is pregnant with a man almost 50 years older than her. Under unknown conditions, both were...

TransNica Adds Cuidad Quesada On New San Jose – Managua Route

As of March 1, Sancarleños will be able to travel to Managua, Nicaragua with a departure in Ciudad Quesada. The TransNica company will open this...

Doesn’t mean you can ignore a red light

So it is, from 10 pm to 5 am, drivers cross an intersection even if the light is red. Yes, you read that right,...

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