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Guatemala: Narco-trafficking threatens archeological sites

By Raúl Barreno Castillo for Infosurhoy.com – 17/12/2012   The El Mirador archeological site in the department of Petén near the border with Mexico is among those most threatened by…

Why Expats Fall in Love With Costa Rica

Why Expats Fall in Love With Costa Rica

by Erin Morris, InternationalLiving.com December 19th, 2012 The story of how most expats ended up living in Costa Rica is so similar to mine: “I came to Costa Rica on vacation,…

Costa Rica expects to close the year with 2.3 million tourist arrivals

Costa Rica expects to close the year with 2.3 million tourist arrivals

December 19th, 2012 (InsideCostaRica.com) The Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) estimates that Costa Rica will close the year with a total of 2,300,000 total tourist arrivals.   If the estimate…

Costa Rica nominates Foreign Trade Minister to direct the World Trade Organization

Costa Rica nominates Foreign Trade Minister to direct the World Trade Organization

December 19th, 2012 (InsideCostaRica.com) Costa Rica nominated Foreign Trade Minister Anabel Gonzalez for the post of World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General, to succeed the current Director-General, Mr. Pascal Lamy, from…

17% of Costa Rican women work as domestic help

  December 19th, 2012 (InsideCostaRica.com) 45.4% of Costa Rican women worked in 2012, for the second consecutive year.  Of this percent, it is estimated that 17% work performing paid domestic…

Eight businesses raided this year for software piracy

Eight businesses raided this year for software piracy

December 19th, 2012 (InsideCostaRica.com) Operations aimed at curtailing software piracy in Costa Rica have resulted in eight raids on businesses, 12 lawsuits, and fines that could reach 160 million colons…