The central government made a 25 billion colon payment to the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social Tuesday, and nearly half the amount was interest on the back debt.
Casa Presidencial said that the payment was up until December 2014 of the money owed for social charges on employees.
The amount is about $47.3 million with just $27 million going for the debt. The interest was 10.6 billion colons or about $20 million.
Casa Presidencial said the payment was the result of a conciliation that began in August 2014.