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Ranchers near active Turrialba Volcano could get bought out by Costa Rica government
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Ranchers near active Turrialba Volcano could get bought out by Costa Rica government

Zach Dyer - November 7, 2015

LA CENTRAL, Cartago — Farmers and ranchers who have been forced to evacuate their land because of recent activity at Turrialba Volcano could expect a check from…

Ziplining, bungee jumping in Costa Rica should not be taxed, court rules
Business
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Business
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Ziplining, bungee jumping in Costa Rica should not be taxed, court rules

L. Arias - September 4, 2015

A San José court ruled Wednesday that sales tax should not apply to a range of popular outdoor tourism activities in Costa Rica. The ruling reverses a previous…

Tourism sector blasts decree charging sales tax to national park entrance fees
Business
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Business
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Tourism sector blasts decree charging sales tax to national park entrance fees

L. Arias - July 24, 2014

Tourism business owners on Wednesday voiced total opposition to a new Environment Ministry (MINAE) decree extending the collection of a 15 percent sales tax to several activities…

67 people cited for crimes against the environment in Costa Rica
Crime
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Crime
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67 people cited for crimes against the environment in Costa Rica

Lindsay Fendt - January 29, 2014

Officials from Costa Rica’s National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) issued citations to 67 people for crimes against the environment in a two-week operation, according to the…

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