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Wormseed: A Stomach Remedy in Your Costa Rica Garden

It’s good to have an old friend return to my tropical garden. As most gardeners know, there’s an ebb and flow of plants that reside...

Here’s how you can donate to Hurricane Otto relief in Costa Rica

Donation options for Hurricane Otto relief are piling up after the storm left its mark on Costa Rica.

Strong earthquake off El Salvador felt in Costa Rica

A strong 7.2-magnitude earthquake with an epicenter off El Salvador's Pacific coast was felt in Costa Rica Thursday afternoon.

Otto becomes a Category 2 hurricane, approaches Caribbean coast

On Thursday morning, Hurricane Otto is approaching the Caribbean coast as a Category 2 storm.

What to do as Costa Rica braces for Hurricane Otto

Hurricane Otto is nearing the shores of Costa Rica, so we've collected a list of precautions you should take and donations you can make before and during the storm.

Vehicle insurance costs to go up in November

A spike of almost 30 percent in the number of traffic accidents recorded in Costa Rica during first eight months of this year prompted an increase in the price of the mandatory automobile insurance for 2017.

Civil Registry now issues digital birth, marriage and death certificates

Costa RIca's new digital certificates include an alphanumeric security code that allows any interested party to confirm the certificate’s validity.

What’s open, closed in Costa Rica for the holidays

As Christmas and New Year's approach, here are the holiday hours that Costa Rica banks, embassies, government offices and businesses are keeping this year.

Fiat trial on child’s fiery death seen renewing push for Jeep recall

Jurors are poised to view grisly evidence of the June 2012 death of 4-year-old Remington Walden in the back seat of a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The SUV erupted in flames after being rear-ended at an intersection as his aunt drove him to a tennis lesson. The family's lawyers alleged in court filings that the carmaker knew of the danger — caused by the fuel tank's placement 11 inches from the rear bumper — and ignored it for years.

Government seeks to curb reselling of online appointments for driving tests

Changes in the online registration system aim to prevent users from snatching up appointments en masse and then reselling them.

14 upcoming changes you should know about for Riteve auto inspections

Costa Rica’s Roadway Safety Council (COSEVI) has published a new manual for mandatory technical vehicle inspections, conducted by the Spanish-Costa Rican company Riteve SyC. A total of 14 changes were published in the official government newspaper La Gaceta on Nov. 21, and will take effect in January 2015.
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