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Unemployment, poverty, and water scarcity top problems for Guanacaste

August 18th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Unemployment, poverty, and failing water infrastructure combined with record drought are the top problems facing Costa Rica’s Guanacaste province, Luis Diego Hidalgo, president of the Guanacaste…

Police arrest 16 demonstrators blocking access to President’s condo

Police arrest 16 demonstrators blocking access to President’s condo

August 18th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Police officers arrested 16 people who were blocking the entrances and exits of the condominiums where President Luis Guillermo Solís lives shortly after 1 a.m. on…

Former president Laura Chinchilla to appeal verdict in Facebook defamation case

Former president Laura Chinchilla to appeal verdict in Facebook defamation case

August 13th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Former president, Laura Chinchilla is expected to file an appeal of the verdict in the civil and criminal defamation trial of prominent businessman and hotelier, Alberto…

BRICS bank viewed as competitor to IMF

 In July, nations known as the “BRICS,” Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, announced the creation of a new, $100 billion development bank (NDB). The project is aimed at…

Costa Rica’s Health Minister supports medical marijuana bill; CCSS would provide the drug free of charge

August 12th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Costa Rica’s Health Minister, Dr. Maria Elena Lopez, says she supports a medical marijuana bill that was presented to the country’s Legislative Assembly yesterday.   “Marijuana…

Medical marijuana bill heads to Costa Rica’s Legislative Assembly

Medical marijuana bill heads to Costa Rica’s Legislative Assembly

August 11th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Costa Rica’s Legislative Assembly will begin debate on a bill on Monday aimed at legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes.   The bill, aimed to “investigate, regulate…

Bomb scare at Israeli Embassy in San Jose

August 11th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) An anonymous caller alerted authorities to an alleged explosive device at the Israeli Embassy in Paseo Colón Friday morning.   Authorities responded immediately to the scene,…

No tax hikes until 2017 as government sets sights on evaders instead

August 8th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Costa Rica will delay plans to raise taxes until 2017 as the government of President Luis Guillermo Solis focuses on cracking down on tax evaders to…

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