• Costa Rica Coffee Guide
  • Costa Rica Travel Insurance
Strikes cause partial shutdowns of public hospitals
Costa Rica
1313 views
Costa Rica
1313 views

Strikes cause partial shutdowns of public hospitals

AFP and The Tico Times - August 5, 2019

Most public hospitals in Costa Rica partially suspended work Monday due to a 48-hour strike against a tax reform approved last year, which workers say seeks to…

Authorities clear roads overnight after President Alvarado’s address
Costa Rica
4092 views
Costa Rica
4092 views

Authorities clear roads overnight after President Alvarado’s address

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 2, 2019

After President Alvarado said in a speech to the nation that Costa Rica "would act to clear the roads" of protester-made blockades, authorities took to the streets…

Costa Rica obtains $500 million from CAF for fiscal support
Costa Rica
1620 views
Costa Rica
1620 views

Costa Rica obtains $500 million from CAF for fiscal support

AFP and The Tico Times - May 25, 2019

The Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) on Friday granted a $500 million credit to Costa Rica to support the country’s fiscal sustainability efforts. The 18-year term…

IMF projects economic slowdown in Costa Rica in 2018
Costa Rica
4667 views
Costa Rica
4667 views

IMF projects economic slowdown in Costa Rica in 2018

AFP and The Tico Times - December 13, 2018

The economy of Costa Rica will slow in 2018 and reach a growth of 2.6% on the year, concluded a report from a team of International Monetary…

Costa Rica attempts to collect taxes from companies that have reported losses
Costa Rica
4933 views
Costa Rica
4933 views

Costa Rica attempts to collect taxes from companies that have reported losses

AFP / The Tico Times - December 6, 2018

Authorities in Costa Rica seek to collect about $1 billion in taxes from large companies that reported losses between 2012 and 2017, the government said Wednesday. The…

Costa Rican Congress, President Alvarado approve controversial tax reform
Costa Rica
8482 views
Costa Rica
8482 views

Costa Rican Congress, President Alvarado approve controversial tax reform

AFP / The Tico Times - December 3, 2018

The Costa Rican Congress on Monday approved a controversial tax-reform project with which the government seeks to contain a growing fiscal deficit. The drafted law, “Strengthening public…

Education sector strike once again ruled illegal
News
4138 views
News
4138 views

Education sector strike once again ruled illegal

Monserrat Cordero Parra / Semanario Universidad - November 29, 2018

The Labor Court of the Second Judicial Circuit of San José has once again declared illegal the strike against fiscal reform that was promoted by the National…

Court rejects tax reform and asks legislators to eliminate four points
Costa Rica
5287 views
Costa Rica
5287 views

Court rejects tax reform and asks legislators to eliminate four points

Luis Fernando Cascante / Semanario Universidad - October 17, 2018

Costa Rica's Plenary Court has rejected the proposed tax reform bill in its current state and asked the members of the Legislative Assembly to correct four points…

Tax reform bill passes first debate; strike will continue
General strike
7580 views
General strike
7580 views

Tax reform bill passes first debate; strike will continue

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 5, 2018

Costa Rica’s controversial fiscal reform proposal took a step toward becoming law Friday evening when the Legislative Assembly approved the bill after a lengthy first debate. The…

Cats march through streets, rats scared, milk supply runs low
Costa Rica
9830 views
Costa Rica
9830 views

Cats march through streets, rats scared, milk supply runs low

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 26, 2018

San José — In a display of the movement’s continued momentum, tens of thousands of protesters once again shut down streets throughout Costa Rica’s capital Wednesday. A…