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Meet Costa Rica’s future First Lady, Mercedes Peñas Domingo

Meet Costa Rica’s future First Lady, Mercedes Peñas Domingo

April 15th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Mercedes Peñas Domingo will become Costa Rica’s First Lady when her long-term partner, Luis Guillermo Solis is inaugurated on May 8th, but her identity – even…

“La Trocha” to see 10 new bridges for $6 million over next 90 days

“La Trocha” to see 10 new bridges for $6 million over next 90 days

April 15th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) The controversial border road between Costa Rica and Nicaragua which has become known as “La Trocha,” (officially, Route 1856) will see the construction of ten bridges…

US Embassy responds to Solis criticism of CAFTA on Russian TV

US Embassy responds to Solis criticism of CAFTA on Russian TV

April 10th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) The US Embassy in San José responded yesterday to a television interview broadcast by Russian global broadcaster, RT, on April 8th in which president-elect Luis Guillermo…

Solis to Russian TV: Free Trade Agreement with United States has done nothing for Costa Rica

Solis to Russian TV:  Free Trade Agreement with United States has done nothing for Costa Rica

April 9th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) In a television interview with Russian global broadcaster, RT (formerly known as Russia Today), President-elect of Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solis discussed his goals as the…

Fitch: Fragmented Legislative Assembly could pose challenge for fiscal reform

April 8th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Global ratings agency, Fitch Ratings is warning that building political support for comprehensive fiscal reform could be challenging for the next Costa Rican government due to…

Are race and class at the heart of Venezuela’s political crisis?

Are race and class at the heart of Venezuela’s political crisis?

By Cecily Hilleary April 7th, 2014 (VOA) For weeks, protesters have taken to the streets in Venezuela, opposing Nicholas Maduro, who succeeded the authoritarian Hugo Chavez as president. Demonstrations that began…

Solis, unchallenged, wins Costa Rican presidency

Solis, unchallenged, wins Costa Rican presidency

April 7th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Former diplomat and academic Luis Guillermo Solis has easily won Costa Rica’s presidential runoff election. Sunday’s win was no surprise. His opponent, Johnny Araya of the ruling…

Government presents immigration policy for the next ten years

March 24th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Costa Rica’s government on Friday introduced an immigration framework to be implemented over the next ten years that intends to control migratory flow while ensuring respect…

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