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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 phone was the subject of strong criticism from legislator Carmen Chan, head of the Nueva República, who regretted that the President is not cooperating with justice. The legislator's criticism follows President...

Government shows disinterest with economic reactivation

QCOSTARICA - The economic reactivation of the country and the generation of employment are not a priority for the Government. This is clear from a review of the calls for bills to the extraordinary sessions of the Legislative Assembly that the Executive Power that began...

Carlos Alvarado: ‘Yes, we are going to go to the IMF’

QCOSTARICA - Can Costa Rica come out from the current economic crisis without the help of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)? President Carlos Alvarado doesn't think so. "Yes, we are going to go to the International Monetary Fund," said the Alvarado, adding that it was first...

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 from after having had “indirect” contact with a person with covid-19. This was reported Wednesday night by the Casa Presidencial, after inquiries about whether the president and the first lady were...

Government dialogue concludes with many intentions and few concrete proposals 

Government dialogue concludes with many intentions and few concrete proposals

Alvarado Administration Falls to Lowest Levels of Popularity

The administration of Carlos Alvarado fell to the lowest level of popularity in the latest survey.

President Alvarado hits rock bottom in popular opinion

QCOSTARICA - Dissatisfaction with President Carlos Alvarado reached 66%, the highest levels since November 2018, thus being the second-worst qualified president, according to the survey of the Center for Research and Political Studies of the University of Costa Rica (CIEP-UCR) The CIEP-UCR data reveals support...

Costa Rica congratulates president-elect of the United States

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica president Carlos Alvarado, congratulated president-elect Joe Biden and vice-president-elect Kamala Harris in a message published on social networks shortly after the Biden-Harris victory was called on Saturday “I congratulate @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris in their capacity as President-Elect and Vice President-Elect of...

President signs law to reduce the 2021 Marchamo

QCOSTARICA - President Carlos Alvarado, signed on Friday the law reducing the vehicle property tax on the 2021 Marchamo, awith which he authorizes a reduction in the rate of the vehicle property tax. The signing took place at Casa Presidencial in the morning, log with...

Distrust of sectors complicate signing an agreement with the IMF this year

QCOSTARICA - Reaching a structural adjustment agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) this year seems like an impossible mission for President Carlos Alvarado, according to analysts consulted by La Republica. This, regardless of the fact that it is one of the few options the...

#DEBUNKED: False tweet circulates in which Donald Trump relates Carlos Alvarado to Nicolás Maduro

#DEBUNKED: NOT TRUE that the president of the United States, Donald Trump, published a message on Twitter in which he relates the president of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, to Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro. The false publication, in which the president of the United States, supposedly,...

Despite the failure, Alvarado and Cruickshank insist: “The dialogue is still on”

Q COSTARICA - In a meeting with the Bloque Unitario Sindical y Social (Bussco), President Carlos Alvarado, said that "it is urgent to make consensual decisions promptly and that they be the most balanced in order to face the situation in the country." Alvarado acknowledged...

Presidency and Legislative Assembly summon sectors to dialogue to seek solution to crisis

QCOSTARICA - President Carlos Alvarado, and the President of the Legislative Assembly, Eduardo Cruickshank, convened Sunday night a multi-sectoral dialogue table in order to seek agreements to address the fiscal situation and the economic crisis facing the country. Through a national television network, the leaders...

Costa Rica is NOT a poor country… it is a country impoverished

QCOSTARICA - Pilar Cisneros, a renowned journalist, who was the face of television news in Costa Rica for many years until 2013, some calling her "the iron lady of Costa Rica", spoke out on the current situation facing the country. Now, an independent journalist, Pilar...

The President hides while chaos overwhelms the country

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica President, Carlos Alvarado, is being accused of hiding and not give face while chaos and uncertainty take over the country. This is how deputies from different political parties are complaining of the President's inaction to lift the blockades that have obstructed...

#Debunked: Costa Rica President Alvarado DID NOT request asylum in Panama

QCOSTARICA - A doctor and anonymous were behind the reports on Sunday that Costa Rica President Carlos Alvarado and his cabinet requested asylum in Panama due to the demonstrations occurring in different parts of the country. The message was spread by way of Facebook posts...

Government withdraws IMF proposal and calls for dialogue to balance it

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica President Carlos Alvarado announced on national television Sunday night that he will go ahead with the initial proposal of the government and that he will withdraw it in order to balance it. The announcement came after five days of protests across...

President defends tax package and compares himself to national hero

Obfuscated, President Carlos Alvarado defends his tax package. In the caricature, the Minister of Finance (Ministro de Hacienda), Elian Villegas, holds on to the sacred "Marchamo" as Don Carlos navigates the gondola while Juan Tico holds, in a sinking car, holds a sign calling...

Banks warn about the proposed temporary tax on financial transactions

The government of Carlos Alvarado is proposing a set of new taxes, that include a temporary tax (4 years) on banking transactions, to obtain a US$2.25 billion dollar loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to meet the current economic crisis caused by the...

President Alvarado announced 15% pay cut of his cabinet

(QCOSTARICA) President Carlos Alvarado announced Thursday that his has asked his Ministers and executive presidents of public institutions, to join him in a 15% wage cut, to mitigate public spending amid the coronavirus pandemic. The measure will apply to the starting August 31. "The first thing...

Mayors promised some businesses to operate during closings

(QCOSTARICA) The Government committed to orange zone mayors easing vehicle restrictions and allow some businesses to operate during the closure phases (August 10 to 21) of the pandemic. In a meeting with the mayors, President Carlos Alvarado offered to unify the vehicle restriction schedule between...

President has to act quickly on tourist insurance requirements

(QCOSTARICA) OPINION - Today, August 1, is an important day. The day that Costa Rica's international airports reopen to the much-needed tourists that is expected to revive the country's economy. It is also one day after Costa Rica's president ordered to evaluate the use of...

Daniel Salas: “We know there is discomfort in merchants, but we have to avoid further contagion”

(QCOSTARICA) The hammer and dance (martillo y la danza) strategy used by the government of Carlos Alvarado has generated discomfort among different productive sectors, Daniel Salas, Minister of Health, acknowledged on Wednesday. However, the minister said that the restrictive measures will be maintained for the...

Carlos Alvarado: the President who hides behind his Minister of Health

(QCOSTARICA) Crhoy.com says Costa Rica's President Carlos Alvarado is locked in his own information bubble and does not answer questions from the media if they are not about the pandemic. The online news media outlet accuses the president of giving preference to foreign media while...

Alvarado to the press: “They use me to speak things that are insipid”

(QCOSTARICA) Costa Rica's President, Carlos Alvarado, accused the press on Thursday of “using him” to talk about boring things and, therefore, he cannot concentrate, according to him, on dealing with the health crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. This is how the President responded to...

Legislators fault Carlos Alvarado for unemployment and not the COVID-19

(QCOSTARICA) The inability of the Carlos Alvarado government to boost the economy is the reason why unemployment shot up to 15.7% and not the coronavirus pandemic, according to opposition legislators. To blame the pandemic's health emergency is to want to hide the truth since before...

A “presidential’ dilemma!

The rotation of heads in key ministries hits the "bicentennial" administration of Carlos Alvarado (2018-2022) in mid-term.

Costa Rica President Carlos Alvarado interviewed on BBC

Costa Rica President Carlos Alvarado discusses the containment of the Corona Virus and how it will NOT derail our goals to battle climate change. The interview was from May 15, 2020, when Costa Rica had 755 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 and 6 deaths. Watch the...

“We are the first Central American country to join the OECD! “, Announces Carlos Alvarado

(QCOSTARICA) The 37 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries approved the entry of Costa Rica, confirmed this morning President Carlos Alvarado. "The OECD Secretary General, José Ángel Gurría, gave me great news: Costa Rica has been invited to be member 38. The 4th...

“Costa Rica will not only defeat the pandemic, but will be reborn as a new nation”

In his annual report to the Legislative Assembly, President Carlos Alvarado on Monday reviewed how Costa Rica has successfully faced the Covid-19 pandemic, reported on the country's achievements prior to the emergency, and outlined the challenges that we must all face in the immediate...

Carlos Alvarado: ‘My pain as president is that today we do not have resources to eliminate poverty’

“Today we have the technical capacity and data analysis to identify all people in poverty, or living marginally, or who suffer a sharp drop in their income. This makes it technically possible to eliminate poverty in Costa Rica, through the proper targeting of resources.” “My...

Caja Is In Trouble, But There Are No Immediate Liquidity or Solvency Problems

In the midst of a crisis due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) is requiring the government to pay a debt of ¢1.95 trillion colones to face the lack of income from worker-employer contributions. In response, Costa Rica President Carlos...

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