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Party time in Puntarenas

Party time in Puntarenas

February 1st, 2013 (InsideCostaRica.com) Get your bathing suit and sunscreen ready.  As happens every year for the past four decades, the party returns to the port city of Puntarenas.  …

Ex-con arrested in murder, dismemberment of 18-year-old woman

Ex-con arrested in murder, dismemberment of 18-year-old woman

  February 1st, 2013 (InsideCostaRica.com) An ex-con remains in custody today on suspicion of dismembering and butchering 18-year-old Joselyn Calderon Navarro, a resident of Rincon Grande de Pavas, in San…

February kicks off with an earthquake in Golfito

February 1st, 2013 (InsideCostaRica.com) February in Costa Rica began with a magnitude 4.1 earthquake in Golfito, recorded at 1:13am this morning.   According to the report from the National Seismological…

Former legislator, sought by INTERPOL, turns himself in

Former legislator, sought by INTERPOL, turns himself in

February 1st, 2013 (InsideCostaRica.com) Former legislator Rigoberto Abarca turned himself in to the court in San Carlos on Monday, after being on the lam since December.  Abarca had been found…

Constitutional Court upholds ban on open pit mining

February 1st, 2013 (InsideCostaRica.com) Costa Rica’s constitutional court unanimously dismissed a motion in which the Costa Rican Mining Industry Association argued that the current Mining Code was unconstitutional.   The…

60% of Costa Ricans believe Johnny Araya will be next president

60% of Costa Ricans believe Johnny Araya will be next president

February 1st, 2013 (InsideCostaRica.com) According to the latest survey conducted by polling firm CID-Gallup, published Thursday by Diaro Extra, six in ten Costa Ricans believe San Jose mayor, Johnny Araya,…

Pregnant woman barely avoids being crushed

February 1st, 2013 (InsideCostaRica.com) Yendry Arce, who is seven months pregnant, was hungry and decided to park her car to go to the soda “Jireh,” located between avenues 20 and…

Court rules religious symbols do not violate constitutional rights

February 1st, 2013 (InsideCostaRica.com) A man who lodged an appeal with Costa Rica’s constitutional court because he felt his rights were violated by the municipality of Montes de Oca has…