Angry response to Nicaraguans stuns Costa Rica

September 3, 2018 | Costa Rica News
In a tree-shaded downtown plaza, in Central America's most peaceful nation, few could have predicted the angry mob. Hundreds of men dressed in red shirts and jerseys marched into La Merced park carrying knives, baseball bats and glass bottles stuffed with gasoline-soaked rags. ...read more
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Costa Rica should actively participate in Belt and Road Initiative, says expert

September 3, 2018 | Costa Rica News
Costa Rica should take an active part in the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative, and strive to boost ties with China, said political observer and China expert Sergio Rivero. China's Belt and Road Initiative is gaining traction in Latin America, he said, adding that the Costa Rican government should take advantage of China's impetus in developing infrastructure and promoting international trade. ...read more
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Public invited to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Normal Park

August 31, 2018 | Costa Rica News
The public is invited to a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month which will be held on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 16 at Normal Park in Merrill from 2-5:30 p.m. Traditional music will be performed in the Gazebo by the Mariachis "Nuevo Amanecer." ...read more
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‘Never advised:’ Manitoba premier penalized for unpaid back taxes in Costa Rica

August 31, 2018 | Costa Rica News
Pallister said he failed to update the evaluation of his property as required by Costa Rica law, which meant he didn't pay a national tax on luxury homes. "The valuations were supposed to have been, in hindsight, done every three years and you're responsible for doing them," Pallister told The Canadian Press on Friday. ...read more
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‘Never advised’: Manitoba premier penalized for unpaid back taxes in Costa Rica

August 31, 2018 | Costa Rica News
Pallister said he failed to update the evaluation of his property as required by Costa Rica law, which meant he didn't pay a national tax on luxury homes. "The valuations were supposed to have been, in hindsight, done every three years and you're responsible for doing them," Pallister told The Canadian Press on Friday. ...read more
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San Luis Film Festival to include competition for filmmakers

August 30, 2018 | Costa Rica News
"Libertad del Diablo," a documentary about violence in Mexico, will be one of four films screened at the San Luis Film Festival in November. Practitioners of the dance form "flexing" will be profiled in "Flex is Kings," one of the documentaries to screen in the San Luis Film Festival. ...read more
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Costa Ricans held in major ganja bust

August 30, 2018 | Costa Rica News
KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC - Three Costa Rican are in police custody following a major ganja bust earlier this week by members of the Jamaica Defence Force Coast Guard. The JDF, in a statement, said they seized 70 pounds of the drug after a boat with four men capsized south of the Pedro Banks on Tuesday. ...read more
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Vinci finalizes multiple airports purchase

August 30, 2018 | Costa Rica News
French airports operator Vinci Airports has secured regulatory clearance to acquire a package of airports from US-based company Airports Worldwide, although Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jos has been dropped from the deal. The portfolio comprises two freehold airports, two concessions, four management contracts and three partial-management contracts in Costa Rica, the UK and the US. ...read more
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Costa Rican student wins competitive scholarship to study engineering at Edmonds CC

August 28, 2018 | Costa Rica News
Six Costa Rican high school students won competitive scholarships to study Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in the U.S. One will be heading to Edmonds Community College this spring to study engineering. "I would like to study at Edmonds CC because of the prestige the college has earned, as well as the excellent academic programs," said scholarship recipient JosuA© Ortega. ...read more
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Incentives for companies that hire refugees

August 28, 2018 | Costa Rica News
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the Ministry of Labor and Social Security have established, through a program called Employment Integration , that those companies who sign an agreement with these institutions will receive an economic incentive for each refugee they hire. This incentive is 500,000 colones for each refugee employee they hire. ...read more
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