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Political parties turn their back on Government’s second attempt at dialogue

QCOSTARICA - The second attempt at dialogue by the Executive Power to define the route to follow in search of a solution to the fiscal and economic crisis and the unemployment problem, is beginning to stumble. The fractions of the political parties Restauración Nacional (PRN),...

How Costa Rica Voted on Sunday

Sunday, February 2, was election day in Costa Rica as Ticos and Ticas went to the polls, in voting centers across towns and all over the country, to choose their local leaders. Though elections results are not official yet (the official results are when all...

This is the new law plan to regulate Uber in Costa Rica

Legislators of the Legislative Committee on Economic Affairs made public on Wednesday an alternative text to the Government's plan to regulate technological transport platforms such as Uber. The text, among other objectives, aims to put the user as the most important figure to benefit from...

Legislator Proposes Strikes In Essential Services Would Be Legal

Legislator for the Partido Liberacion Nacional (PLN), Franggi Nicolás, unveiled this Friday the text of her motion that would allow institutions that provide essential services to carry out peaceful strikes. The motion, says Nicolás, would endorse strikes in essential services such as hospitals and police,...

Uber project would start from scratch

Starting from scratch with a new bill to regulate peer-to-peer ridesharing, ride service hailing such as Uber, is the most likely scenario after almost six months of discussion in the Legislative Assembly. There is no political viability for the proposal presented by the government in...

Legislator: Costa Rica can go “to shit” because of gossip about the ‘plan fiscal’

On Tuesday afternoon, in a heated intervention in the Legislative Assembly, the legislator for the Partido Liberación Nacional (PLN) - National Liberation Party - Ana Karine Niño Gutierrez, said that the country can “ir a la mierda” (go to shit) if the misinformation campaign...

The Party’s Over!

Rico's TICO BULL - In less than two hours after the voting, it was clear that Fabricio Alvarado was not going to be, to the relief of many, the next President. Despite the polls, the rhetoric, the support of Evangelical ministers and followers, lots of...

Costa Rica Decides: Latest Poll

If the presidential elections were held today, who would win? The latest poll reveals no one. The current field of candidates for the election on February 14, 2018, is thirteen, some well known, including the perennial (his fifth consecutive outing) Otto Guevara, and a whole...

Telecom Tax Proposed To Fund 911 Service

Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly has received a proposed tax on mobile and fixed telephony and broadband services with a view to funding the country's 911 emergency and security system, reports local daily La Prensa Libre. The tax was proposed by Rolando Gonzalez of the Partido...

Alvarez Desanti The PLN Choice For 2018!

Q COSTA RICA - After a short but intense campaign, on Sunday the Partido Liberacion Nacional (PLN) held its convention to elect a candidate for the 2018 presidential elections. Although voting ended by 6:00pm Sunday night, the definitive, but not final, results weren't available until...

Otto’s Crew Take Control Of Congress: Stopping The Government’s Tax Plan High On Their Agenda

Q COSTA RICA / The fate of President Luis Guillermo Solis' proposed tax plan that would see increases in taxes, is now in the control of Otto Guevara and his fellow Movimiento Libertario (ML) party legislators, with the election of Jose Alberto Alfaro as...

The Ex-President Who Wants To Be President Again: I Am Not A Dictator

(QCOSTARICA) "Only dictators cling to power, or Jose Maria nor I are not," were the words spoken by former president Oscar Arias during his meeting with former president Jose Maria Figueres, at the Balcon Verde, the Partido Liberacion Nacional (PLN) headquarters located in La...

Oscar Arias: Will He Or Won’t He?

QCOSTARICA - Former two-time President of Costa Rica, Oscar Arias (1986-1990 / 2006-2010), is said to be close to a decision to run (or not) for a third term. Sources close to the Q say that Arias has in recent weeks held intensive meetings with...

Oscar Arias For President in 2018?

QCOSTARICA - Internally, within then Partido Liberación Nacional (PLN) party there is a growing number of people urging former president Oscar Arias Sanchez to seriously consider placing his name in the hat to run for president in 2018. At least that is the word from...

Opposition Bloc Takes Control of Legislature

QCOSTARICA - The ability of the government to approve new taxes, in vitro fertilization (IVF) and gay marriages in this second year was diluted with the election PUSC legislator Rafael Ortiz to chair the Legislative Assembly for the 2015-2016 session. With Ortiz, the government and...

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