Walter Molano | Costa Rica: Oversold on dogma

November 2, 2018 | Costa Rica News
Street view of San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica. Voters head to the ballot box again on April 1 for a second round in the 2018 presidential elections. ...read more
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Technical report on non-recommended occupations for immigration purposes

October 31, 2018 | Costa Rica News
The Ministry of Labor and Social Security issued technical report number DNE-DML-OF-372-2018, on occupations not recommended for the categories of "Specific Occupation Worker and Temporary Resident". The MTSS must determine the occupational activities in Costa Rica where workforce is required, in order for the Immigration Office to determine whether to authorize the permanence of foreigners in the country to perform remunerated work involving dis
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Get Ready to Cry During Every Single Episode of Netflix’s Dogs Documentary Series

October 29, 2018 | Costa Rica News
Man's best friend is getting a documentary series on Netflix. That's right, the streaming platform that riveted you with Making a Murderer and The Keepers is turning its attention on your four-legged furry friend with Dogs , a new six-part docu-series. ...read more
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The Latest: Voting peace in Brazil presidential election

October 28, 2018 | Costa Rica News
Workers' Party presidential candidate Fernando Haddad holds a Brazilian flag after casting his vote in the presidential election in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Brazilian voters decide Sunday who will next lead the world's fifth-largest country, the left-leaning Haddad or far-right rival Jair Bolsonaro. ...read more
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The Latest: Voting peace in Brazil presidential election

October 28, 2018 | Costa Rica News
The bitterness of Brazil's presidential election campaign so far doesn't seem to have spilled over into the voting itself. ...read more
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Federico Herrero presents a series of new paintings on canvas at James Cohan

October 27, 2018 | Costa Rica News
James Cohan is presenting Open Alphabet, an exhibition of new work by Federico Herrero, at the gallery's Chelsea location from Thursday, October 25 through Friday, December 21. Open Alphabet is Herrero's first solo exhibition at James Cohan. Federico Herrero investigates the ways in which color shapes our lived environment, understanding painting as an extension of landscape. ...read more
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Santa Cruz neighbors, social media, bridge overseas gap for dental emergency

October 26, 2018 | Costa Rica News
Though her daughter was traveling abroad, April Welsh of Santa Cruz was nervous when she started receiving phone calls originating for India - fearing high international charges or a scam. Santa Cruzan Maleah Welsh, right, and traveling friend Joseph Zwri Er, center, were taken in by the family of Priti Lodha in India at the recommendation of a neighbor from home. ...read more
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Social Dialogue to achieve the SDGs – Formalising the informal economy

October 25, 2018 | Costa Rica News
The Trade Union Development Cooperation Network has produced a series of four country briefs on the role that social dialogue plays in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. More specifically, the research explores how social dialogue has contributed to the formalisation of the informal economy in Argentina, Costa Rica, Kenya and the Philippines. ...read more
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Brazil’s Haddad makes final push to win over Lula’s backers

October 25, 2018 | Costa Rica News
Fernando Haddad is making a last-ditch effort ahead of Sunday's runoff election to win over Brazilians who in previous elections cast ballots for former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. The left-leaning Haddad announced Thursday he will visit three states in Brazil's impoverished northeast, which is a stronghold for his Workers' Party, and finish on Saturday with a rally in a Sao Paulo slum. ...read more
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Plus: I’m not sure if I should invite this recovering alcoholic to a booze party.

October 25, 2018 | Costa Rica News
I told him it was a nice gesture, but I would rather not get flowers because I think it is a waste of money, and flowers eventually have to be thrown out. It was my birthday recently, and he asked me what I wanted. ...read more
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