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34 Ticos Arriving From South Korea Under Observation For Coronavirus: None Show Symptoms

Costa Rica Health authorities confirmed Friday that they have 34 Costa Ricans (Ticos) arriving on Tuesday from South Korea under observation, in case they show symptoms of the new Covid-19 coronavirus. Rodrigo Marín Rodríguez, director of Vigilancia de la Salud, said that all these people...

Should I Cancel My Trip Because Of Coronavirus?

OPINION - It has been some years since I visited my birth country, Italy. And 2020 was to be the year that I and my wife would visit, get to know the country, in particular the north, from where most of my Italian friends...

Nicaragua Confirms Agreement with South Korea

Nicaragua is the first Central American country to establish a date of entry into force of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with South Korea, which is agreed for October 1, 2019. After it was announced on the night of August 2 that the National Assembly...

South Korea Ratified FTA with Central America

It was announced that the National Assembly of South Korea ratified the Free Trade Agreement signed with Central America. The announcement was made by Seok-hyun Lee, deputy of the Korean assembly, who reported on the evening of August 2: "... We, the Korean National Assembly last...

Costa Rica signs FTA with South Korea

Costa Rica became the second Central American country to enter a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with South Korea, that will give immediate access without tariffs to 80% of Costa Rican products. The FTA - Tratado de Libre Comercio (TLC) in Spanish - approved by the...

Costa Rica Legislators Approve TLC With Korea

Costa Rica legislators on Tuesday night approved in the second (and final) debate the Tratado de Libre Comercio (TLC)  - Free Trade Agreement or FTA -  with  South Korea. The approval hopes to move Costa Rica closer to and increase its trade in the Asia...

Young Koreans arrived in Cartago, their journey to World Youth Day 2019 begins

A group from South Korea arrived in Costa Rica this week ahead of the World Youth Day event that will begin in Panama on January 22. The group from the Archdiocese of Seoul, led by the auxiliary bishop Msgr. Pietro Chung Soon-taek arrived in Cartago for...

Costa Rica – Korea Trade To Increase With CABEI Entry, FTA

With South Korea’s recent entry into the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI), Costa Rica - a founding member - looks forward to stronger trade and investment ties with Korea. Korea entered the bank on December 28, 2018,  becoming its second-largest extraregional partner. The CABEI,...

Korean Envoy Visits Costa Rica’s New President

A group of South Korean lawmakers has paid a visit to Costa Rica's new President Carlos Alvarado in their capacity as special envoys of President Moon Jae-in, Costa Rica's foreign ministry said Wednesday. Reps. Cho Jung-sik and Kim Sung-soo of the ruling Democratic Party traveled...

Costa Rican Trade-investment Office Opens in Seoul

Following the signing of a free trade agreement between South Korea and Central American nations Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama in late February, the Costa Rican Embassy has opened a trade and investment office in Seoul. The trade pact will eliminate duties...

Viva La Democracia! First Polls Open In Australia in Costa Rica’s Presidential Elections

Although in Costa Rica the second round voting to elect the next President doesn't occur until Sunday morning, 123 Costa Ricans - 63 men and 60 women - in Sydney, Australia already began casting their votes. The Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones (TSE) - elections tribunal...

Costa Rican coffee gains stronger presence in Korea

Costa Rican coffee has secured a stronger position in the Korean market, where coffee consumption is steadily growing, according to the Costa Rican Embassy in Seoul, as the country readies to host the Coffee Expo 2018 in Seoul from Apr. 5-8. Costa Rica, with several...

Costa Rica Thrives On Peace, Cooperation With East Asia

TODAY COSTA RICA (Korean Herald) Across serene and pacific Costa Rica, the military has long been a thing of a bygone era. Costa Rica renounced its military in 1948, and has since spearheaded a path of peace and development in a region perennially engrossed in...

Iran defeats Costa Rica in FIFA U-20 World Cup

(Q24N) – Iran edged past Costa Rica in FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 Group C on Sunday. Despite Iran’s well-established FIFA World Cup pedigree, having appeared at three in the last 20 years, this was only their third ever outing at U-20 level –...

Costa Rica Among The 12 Best Countries for Americans Who Want to, Y’Know… Live Abroad All of a Sudden

(Q TRAVEL via Thrillist.com) America's classic shut-down line is "Love it or leave it," which, strictly speaking, is a false choice. You can love your country and leave it. Now might be one of those times. Where to go, though, is an open question. Americans...

President Solis In South Korea, His 13th Trip Abroad So Far This Year

(QCOSTARICA) On Tuesday, President Luis Guillermo Solis began a four-day trip to South Korea in an effort to strenghten bilateral relations in areas of economics and politics, the Alianza de Cooperación Integral (Comprehensive Cooperation Partnership), between the two countries. This is President Solis' 13th trip...

Ticas Pull Out Tie With South Korea

(QCOSTARICA) Despite facing a bigger, faster, more talented squad in South Korea, the Costa Rican Women's Soccer All-star team held on in gritty performance to pull out a last minute 2-2 tie in the FIFA World Cup being held in Canada. This puts them...

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