Daily Archives: March 23, 2017

Expotur event returns to Costa Rica this May

Some expats may want to mark their calendars in anticipation of the 33rd annual Expotur being held this coming May. Organized by the Asociación Costarricense de Profesionales en Turismo, the Exposición Turismo is an opportunity for attendees to network with … Continue reading

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National archives wants more records

The Costa Rican national archives is opening its doors for persons to contribute documents and records for registration as sources to the public benefit. El Programa de Memoria del Mundo is a heritage program assigning three levels to contributions based … Continue reading

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Caja establishes mental health squads

The Costa Rican social security fund will strengthen this year the strategy implemented in 2016 to fight the mental, behavioral and addictive disorders. The strategy consists in intervention squads where therapies might be just for the individual, the family or … Continue reading

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Tamarindo residents seek to expand image to more than sun and surf

Quietly but consistently, the city of Tamarindo in the northwest area of Guanacaste, is expanding its profile beyond its common image of sun, beaches and surf. This well-established tourist destination is opening up to new visitor’s profiles and more diverse … Continue reading

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Italian tourist recovers his stolen items

An Italian tourist was lucky enough to recover his belongings after they were stolen by an unknown person last Tuesday in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, in the Caribbean province of Limón. According to the police report, a group of people … Continue reading

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New agreement advances access to info

Leaders of the four branches of government announced an agreement Wednesday to advance public access to information. The theory is that transparency and citizen participation would work against corruption and promote innovation, according to Casa Presidencial. Open government has been … Continue reading

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Hacienda expects new law’s funds going to deficit

The finance ministry seems to expect that new money earned from the corporate tax law will go toward paying off the country’s deficit. The income earned from it also has seemingly dropped since initial estimates were made. Representatives from the … Continue reading

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Tax would subsidize train and lower carbon emissions

The government plans to tax motor vehicles and other means of conveyance in order to finance the money-losing rail system, and striving for carbon neutrality is a major reason. The legislature just got bill No. 20313 that seeks to provide … Continue reading

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