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Former Costa Rica president Miguel Angel Rodriguez to face embezzlement trial

Former Costa Rica president Miguel Angel Rodriguez to face embezzlement trial

The Criminal Court of Finance announced on Tuesday that it would set a trial date in the case of former Costa Rica president, Miguel Angel Rodriguez and eight codefendants charged…

More than half of Costa Ricans support oil, natural gas exploration: poll

According to the latest opinion poll by the Costa Rica Institute of Technology (TEC), 51.1% of Costa Ricans support exploration for oil and natural gas within national territory.…

President Solis says he agrees with the need for budget cuts

President Solis says he agrees with the need for budget cuts

President Luis Guillermo Solis indicated his agreement with Costa Rica’s Comptroller General’s office that new taxes should go hand-in-hand with budget cuts to rein in the country’s swelling fiscal deficit.…

National Academy of Medicine denounces medical marijuana bill

National Academy of Medicine denounces medical marijuana bill

Costa Rica’s National Academy of Medicine has categorically denounced a bill before the Legislature that would legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes. …

“Marijuana is a plant of God,” says Costa Rica’s Lutheran Church

“Marijuana is a plant of God,” says Costa Rica’s Lutheran Church

Gilberto Quesada, president of Costa Rica’s Lutheran Church described marijuana as a “plant of God” in a recent interview with the daily tabloid, Diario Extra.Quesada, expressing his approval for…

Is this classic Costa Rican children’s book racist?

Is this classic Costa Rican children’s book racist?

A fond account of the adventures of a black youngster, or a racist caricature of an entire culture?That's the question at the heart of a debate raging in Costa Rica…

Costa Rica recognizes the first same-sex common-law marriage in Central America

A same-sex couple from Costa Rica were granted a common-law marriage Tuesday, making them the first legally-recognized gay couple in Central America, the Tico Times reported. A judge at the…

21 percent drop in foreign investment has “nothing to do with government policy” – President Solis

President Luis Guillermo Solis told reporters on Monday that the 21% drop in foreign direct investment (FDI) in Costa Rica recorded in 2014 has “nothing to do” with policies of…

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