Legislative Assembly 2014-2018
Legislative President Gonzalo Ramírez said lawmakers hope to hold the second and definitive vote 10 days after the bill’s publication in La Gaceta, in order to allow consultations from animal rights groups.
UPDATE. May 2. 3:44 p.m. A total of 47 lawmakers elected Libertarian Movement Party's Natalia Díaz Quintana for the pending Vice President post. Six blank and null votes were added for a total of 53 votes.
Broad Front Party lawmaker Ligia Fallas responded to the Venezuelan lawmaker, saying many Ticos eat from the garbage too.
The bill proposes a series of tax incentives for promoting the purchase of new electric cars and plug-in hybrids, including the elimination of the sales, selective consumption and customs taxes.
Supreme Court Justicies opined that the broad definition of animals in the Animal Welfare bill represents a violation of the principles of reason and proportionality.
Delays on the approval of fiscal reforms prompted Fitch Ratings to downgrade Costa Rica's Long-Term currency bonds earlier this month and ratings for six banks, including four state-owned banks.
The approved ₡8,9 trillion budget is ₡22 billion lower than the original plan submitted by President Luis Guillermo Solís.
Foreign Minister Manuel González Sanz said Costa Rica's decision to walk out of the U.N. General Assembly before Brazilian President Michel Temer's speech has been blown out of proportion.
Solís addressed the 71st U.N. General Assembly, saying that the migration problem is global and requires joint solutions, solidarity, shared responsibility and integral approaches.