Daily Archives: March 17, 2017

ExpoPyme expands as regional business fair

The sixth annual ExpoPyme business event is being transformed into the largest small business fair in Central America, according to the economic ministry. The three-day series of events will occur from April 7 until the 9th at the Estadio Nacional … Continue reading

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Trump budget could have impact here

The Trump administration submitted its 2018 budget proposals to the U.S. Congress Thursday, and politicians and others here will be following the debates closely because major impacts on Costa Rica are inevitable. Among other cuts, Donald Trump is seeking major … Continue reading

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10 year old author and prize-winner gives important moral in story

“Everybody has its own essence and that makes each of us unique. People are what they are. It’s not up to us to try to change them.” That’s the moral of Los Zapatos Nuevos, a short tale by Daniela Rojas, … Continue reading

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88 year old killed in traffic accident

A car strcuk and killed an 88-year-old man Thursday morning in Cartago Centro. According to a report, the elderly man was apparently trying to cross the street on the south side of the Iglesia del Carmen when a vehicle struck … Continue reading

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Man found guilty of rape and sex abuse

The prosecutor’s office in Quepos and Parrita succeeded in winning a guilty verdict that will send a man to 36 years in prison for rape and sexual abuse of a minor. The man, Virgilio Vásquez Solano, was convicted of three … Continue reading

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Caja gives out new hepatitis medication

Expats or tourists may recall getting shots prior to traveling abroad or at least seeing recommendation to get them for potential infections. Now, the Costa Rican social security fund introduced a new medication to aid in people’s full recovery from … Continue reading

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Registro Nacional says entities wanting OK for changes cannot owe money to the Caja

The Registro Nacional is now applying a new procedure to approve changes in companies, foundations and other legal structures by requesting a debt-free status with the social security system, known as the Caja. Compliance with that procedure was enforced as … Continue reading

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New corporations tax passes the second, final vote

As expected, lawmakers Thursday approved for the second and final time a new tax on corporations. The tax is expected to raise 45 billion colons or about $81 million from entities registered with the government. Many expats hold ownership in … Continue reading

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Weekend dominated by Festival Verano Transitarte

The capital’s center is being taken over by tents, dancing, concerts, and a lot more activities for this upcoming weekend. The Festival Verano Transitarte 2017 will be at various locations spread throughout San José Centro beginning today at 5 p.m. … Continue reading

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