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Costa Rica’s regulatory agency will not block Uber
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Costa Rica’s regulatory agency will not block Uber

L. Arias - June 14, 2017

The ride-hailing app Uber will continue operating in Costa Rica, as both the Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) and the Public Transportation Council (CTP) have ruled out blocking…

Ombudsman’s Office opposes hikes in electricity rates for CNFL
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Ombudsman’s Office opposes hikes in electricity rates for CNFL

L. Arias - June 13, 2017

Officials from the Ombudsman's Office attended a public hearing at the Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) to voice their rejection of two hikes in electricity rates requested by…

President Solís pledges to repair road to Monteverde by next year
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President Solís pledges to repair road to Monteverde by next year

L. Arias - June 12, 2017

The long-awaited project to build an asphalt road to replace the current gravel road to Monteverde will begin today, President Luis Guillermo Solís confirmed during an inspection…

Renovation of Hotel Costa Rica sparks criticism
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Renovation of Hotel Costa Rica sparks criticism

L. Arias - June 8, 2017

The ongoing renovation of the Gran Hotel Costa Rica, one of the most iconic buildings in downtown San José, has elicite outrage from citizens, architects, and others…

Tourism entrepreneurs oppose license, royalty payments to canopy patent holder
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Tourism entrepreneurs oppose license, royalty payments to canopy patent holder

L. Arias - June 5, 2017

A new chapter has begun in a long-running Costa Rican tourism business controversy: The Civil Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala I, has ruled that the…

Caja moves forward with raise in social security rate, but in two phases
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Caja moves forward with raise in social security rate, but in two phases

L. Arias - June 2, 2017

The Board of Directors of Costa Rica's Social Security System, or Caja, voted in favor of enforcing a 1 percent raise in the monthly salary deduction of all workers. The measure aims…

Travel Alert: Route 32 to Limón to close for two days this week
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Travel Alert: Route 32 to Limón to close for two days this week

L. Arias - May 31, 2017

Route 32, the main road connecting the capital, San José, with the Caribbean province of Limón, will close for six hours both on Thursday and Friday. The Public…

Dollar exchange rate down following Central Bank’s intervention announcement
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Dollar exchange rate down following Central Bank’s intervention announcement

L. Arias - May 26, 2017

The Central Bank of Costa Rica (BCCR) will intervene in the foreign exchange market in order to curb the sustained hike in the exchange rate of the…

Finally! Public Works Ministry reopens La Platina bridge
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Finally! Public Works Ministry reopens La Platina bridge

L. Arias - May 25, 2017

After eight years of ongoing problems including daily traffic jams and road closures, the Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) on Wednesday reopened passage over the newly…

Workers’ unions deliver petition to reverse raise in Social Security rate
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Workers’ unions deliver petition to reverse raise in Social Security rate

L. Arias - May 22, 2017

A group of just over 100 public employees and workers’ unions members blocked the capital’s Second Avenue on Monday morning to demand that officials from the Social Security System, or…

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