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Taxes on “luxury” homes skyrocket up to 10x after readjustment of property values

Taxes on “luxury” homes skyrocket up to 10x after readjustment of property values

January 14th, 2013 (InsideCostaRica.com) A readjustment to construction values, made by the Ministry of Hacienda (Tax department), caused the taxes on “luxury homes,” (homes valued at about $234,000 USD and…

Doctor accused of destroying model’s buttocks denies any wrongdoing

Doctor accused of destroying model’s buttocks denies any wrongdoing

  January 14th, 2013 (InsideCostaRica.com) The doctor accused by former model Cristina Garcia of deforming her buttocks by injecting it with unapproved liquid silicone states he is not guilty for…

Costa Rica signs ‘cooperation agreement’ with Cuba

Costa Rica signs ‘cooperation agreement’ with Cuba

January 14th, 2013 (InsideCostaRica.com) Costa Rica has signed a “Cooperation Agreement” with Cuba, intended to encourage economic, scientific and technical exchange, in an attempt to improve bilateral relations between the…

Lack of exercise causing more illness, expanding waistlines in Costa Rica

Lack of exercise causing more illness, expanding waistlines in Costa Rica

January 14th, 2013 (InsideCostaRica.com) While it’s certainly no secret that exercise leads to better health, remarkably few Costa Ricans report participating in any sort of exercise or sports.   According…