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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…

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…

Strikes could cripple Costa Rica’s Atlantic ports this week

October 21st, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) The Union of Allied Port Workers (Sintrajap) is calling for a general strike this week that could cripple the country’s Atlantic ports.   The union is…

Protests, demonstrations expected today over government budget cuts

October 20th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Protests and demonstrations against a proposed series of cuts to the 2015 National Budget are expected today, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Central Park of…

Port workers threatening strike after court decision on Moín mega-terminal

Port workers threatening strike after court decision on Moín mega-terminal

October 15th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) The Union of Allied Port Workers (Sintrajap) is threatening a strike after Costa Rica’s Constitutional Court dismissed an appeal last week against the new Moín Container…

Vatican document challenges Church to change attitude towards gays

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – In a dramatic shift in tone, a Vatican document said on Monday that homosexuals had “gifts and qualities to offer” and asked if Catholicism could accept…

Bolivian President Evo Morales declares victory in bid for third term in office

Bolivian President Evo Morales has declared victory in his bid for a third term in office.Exit polls showed Morales winning with about 60 percent of Sunday's vote. His closest challenger,…

Costa Rica leftist party celebrates 10 years

Costa Rica leftist party celebrates 10 years

  October 13th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) The leftist Frente Amplio Party (FA), now Costa Rica’s third largest political party in terms of seats in the Legislative Assembly, celebrated the 10th anniversary…

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