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Government sends 150 police, arrests 68 to reopen Limon ports

October 23rd, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) In what is being described as a “surprise attack,” the government sent 150 police officers and made 68 arrests in a move aimed at reopening the…

More than 70 pre-Columbian artifacts seized from home of Dutch couple

More than 70 pre-Columbian artifacts seized from home of Dutch couple

October 23rd, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) More than 70 authentic pre-Columbian artifacts were seized from the home of a Dutch couple in Piedades de Santa Ana yesterday morning.   Many of the…

Government forms panel to try to reduce electricity rates

October 23rd, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) President Luis Guillermo Solis inaugurated this week a panel of more than 60 participants who will attempt to develop solutions and public policy to reduce the…

After five years, two brothers sentenced to five years for stealing cow

October 23rd, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Two brothers were sentenced by the criminal court in Osa, Puntarenas this week to five years in prison for stealing and butchering a cow.   Sentenced…

Presidency takes control of government communication with the media, reporters raise concerns

October 22nd, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) A directive that was quietly issued on October 13th forces press officials of all government and public institutions to seek prior approval from the Presidency (Casa…

Property values to be updated by the end of the year

October 22nd, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) The official values of all real estate in the country used for taxation purposes will be updated by the end of the year as the result…

Police raid illegal cockfight in Atenas where more than 1,000 spectators had gathered

October 22nd, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Police raided a farm in Atenas on Saturday where illegal cockfighting was taking place, and found more than 1,200 spectators, including children, at the scene.  …

Costa Rica’s trade deficit continues to grow

Costa Rica’s trade deficit continues to grow

October 22nd, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Costa Rica’s trade deficit continues to grow, according to the latest data provided by the Central Bank.   Between January and August, the country’s accumulated trade…

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