New Civil Procedure Code will come into force on October 9, 2018

August 23, 2018 | Costa Rica News
The new Civil Procedure Code presents multiple changes that may affect some civil, commercial or collection procedures that are currently on the docket in Costa Rica. The Costa Rican Courts are currently adjusting to the new changes that the new code implies, and therefore, there will likely be delays in the processing of the judicial files done by the courts in the following months. ...read more
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Chile’s Pinera Promises to Spur Investment with Tax Reform

August 21, 2018 | Costa Rica News
Chile's President Sebastian Pinera attends a news conference at the Presidential house in San Jose, Costa Rica, July 9, 2018. Chilean President Sebastian Pinera said on Tuesday that his overhaul of the country's tax structure would "modernize" Chile's revenue system and stimulate investment by local and foreign companies. ...read more
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Film focuses on refugees

August 20, 2018 | Costa Rica News
The new Australian film The Merger is an AFL comedy about a footy-club merger in a small country town. The club's in trouble and in order to save it the players have to accept a bunch of new recruits - who happen to be refugees. ...read more
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Protests in Costa Rica Turn Violent over Influx of Nicaraguan Immigrants

August 20, 2018 | Costa Rica News
Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado has rejected demonstrations and violence aimed at an influx of Nicaraguans, who have fled to Costa Rica to escape the political crisis in their country. In a speech Sunday, Alvarado said the majority of Nicaraguans seeking refuge in Costa Rica are "good people who are looking for job opportunities and different forms to contribute with the society." ...read more
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Viva Vancouver! festival thrives at new location

August 20, 2018 | Costa Rica News
Mario Forzan shuffled around under the shade of a red canopy, periodically checking on chicken and pork tamales cooking in a pot as attendants of the second A Viva Vancouver! Latin Festival trickled into the event Sunday afternoon at Esther Short Park. Forzan, who operates Vancouver-based Mario's Salsas, was hoping for a large crowd to buy food and try out his brand-name sauces. ...read more
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Blow to Kinahan cartel as a 10m of cocaine is seized

August 19, 2018 | Costa Rica News
The Kinahan cartel has been dealt a significant blow after a 10m cocaine shipment being imported by the international crime gang was seized in Costa Rica. The Kinahan cartel has been dealt a significant blow after a 10m cocaine shipment being imported by the international crime gang was seized in Costa Rica. ...read more
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UN chief suggests options for improved Palestinian protection

August 17, 2018 | Costa Rica News
The protection of Palestinian civilians could be improved by the deployment of U.N.-mandated armed forces or unarmed observers, a beefed-up U.N. civilian presence or expanded U.N. assistance, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wrote in a report on Friday. U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres, speaks to the media after a meeting with Costa Rica's President Carlos Alvarado at the Presidential house in San Jose, Costa Rica July 16, 2018. ...read
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6.0 earthquake shakes southern Costa Rica near Panama

August 17, 2018 | Costa Rica News
A strong earthquake shook southern Costa Rica near the border with Panama on Friday evening, toppling items from store shelves and knocking out power in places, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage. The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the quake had a magnitude of 6.0 and struck at 5:22 p.m. local time at a depth of about 12 miles . ...read more
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Quake rattles southern Costa Rica, Panama; no damage reported

August 17, 2018 | Costa Rica News
A magnitude 6.0 quake struck southern Costa Rica on Friday, close to the border with Panama, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damages in the two Central American countries. The quake's epicenter was 19 km north of the town of Golfito, the country's southernmost port and a surfing destination. ...read more
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Theya re fleeing Nicaragua with almost nothing. Miami is stepping up to help.

August 16, 2018 | Costa Rica News
Protesters march on the street below during an anti-government protest in Managua, Nicaragua, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. The current unrest began in April, when President Daniel Ortega imposed cuts to the social security system and small protests by senior citizens were violently broken up. ...read more
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