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Another pair of 4+ magnitude earthquakes rock Costa Rica

Another pair of 4+ magnitude earthquakes rock Costa Rica

January 23rd, 2013 (InsideCostaRica.com) A second pair of earthquakes shook Costa Rica yesterday; just three days after a pair of 4+ magnitude earthquakes were felt on Saturday, January 19th.  …

Groups say the fight against Monsanto GMO’s is not over

Groups say the fight against Monsanto GMO’s is not over

January 23rd, 2013 (InsideCostaRica.com) Although authorities have approved the planting of Monsanto’s genetically modified corn in Costa Rica, environmentalists say they have not given up, but rather are prepared to…

Local newspaper, Diario Extra must pay legislator $40k

January 23rd, 2013 (InsideCostaRica.com) The San Jose Penal Court sentenced local newspaper, Diario Extra on Friday, over a story the newspaper published concerning legislator Victor Hugo Viquez.   Hugo Viquez…

Authorities: Costa Rica is a paradise for money laundering

Authorities: Costa Rica is a paradise for money laundering

January 23rd, 2013 (InsideCostaRica.com) Reynaldo Velasquez, chief of the money laundering unit at the Judicial Investigation Organization (OIJ), told local media yesterday that Costa Rica is a “paradise for money…

Costa Rica exceeded export goals in 2012

January 23rd, 2013 (InsideCostaRica.com) Costa Rica exceeded its export goals for goods and services last year.  The country achieved exports of $16.87 billion, while the government’s stated goal was $15.75…