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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…

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…

Workers’ unions to demonstrate against raise in Social Security rate
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Workers’ unions to demonstrate against raise in Social Security rate

L. Arias - May 16, 2017

Workers' unions will demonstrate next Monday in downtown San José to protest against the 1 percent increase in the amount deducted from salaries by Costa Rica's Social Security…

Number of obese Ticos has almost quadrupled in four decades
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Costa Rica
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Number of obese Ticos has almost quadrupled in four decades

L. Arias - April 19, 2017

Obesity figures among Costa Rica's population increased almost four times in the last 39 years, from 6.3 percent in 1975 to 23.7 percent in 2014. These results…

Costa Rica welcomes first IVF baby after 16-year ban
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica welcomes first IVF baby after 16-year ban

L. Arias - March 9, 2017

A baby girl named María José is the first baby born as the result of an In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) procedure after a 16-year ban on the…

Caja to stop printing social security slips starting next year
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Caja to stop printing social security slips starting next year

L. Arias - November 17, 2016

The Social Security System, or Caja, will stop printing its ubiquitous monthly insurance slips starting Jan. 1. The print document, or orden patronal, will no longer be…

Study: Costa Rica improves healthy life expectancy
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Costa Rica
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Study: Costa Rica improves healthy life expectancy

L. Arias - October 12, 2016

A study by researchers from the University of Washington found that over the past decade, the average Costa Rican added a full year of healthy living to his…

Doctors’ Association backs down from mandatory medical fees
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Costa Rica
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Doctors’ Association backs down from mandatory medical fees

L. Arias - September 27, 2016

The Costa Rican Doctors’ and Surgeons’ Association revoked a decree setting minimum prices for all medical procedures performed by private practitioners. The proposed floor fees would have increased…

Costa Rica to use drones to deliver medicine to indigenous communities
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Caja
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Costa Rica to use drones to deliver medicine to indigenous communities

L. Arias - September 19, 2016

Costa Rica’s Social Security System, or Caja, plans to start using drones to deliver medicine to remote indigenous communities. The plan, which the Caja says it will launch…

Costa Rica steps up safety measures ahead of World Surfing Games in Jacó
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica steps up safety measures ahead of World Surfing Games in Jacó

L. Arias - August 5, 2016

National and local officials in the Central Pacific canton of Garabito are stepping up measures to ensure the World Surfing Games that will take place in Jacó beach…