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    Guatemalan Girl Dies of Dehydration in US Custody

    A 7-year-old Guatemalan girl, who traveled to the United States with the Central American caravan, died of dehydration while in U.S. custody. She had been detained last week for crossing the U.S. border illegally. The girl and her father were detained by immigration authorities on Dec. 6 in New Mexico as part of a group […] More

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    IMF Concludes Visit to Costa Rica

    (Press Release) An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Ravi Balakrishnan visited San José from December 4 to 11 to discuss recent economic developments, the fiscal reform, and the overall macro and financial outlook. The mission held fruitful discussions with Central Bank Governor Rodrigo Cubero, Finance Minister Rocío Aguilar, members of the Legislative Assembly, […] More

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    Uber is the second most used public transport service in Costa Rica, according to UNA

    What’s your most often used means of public transport? Your second? If you said Uber to the latter, a recent study by the Instituto de Estudios Sociales en Población (IDESPO), of the Universidad Nacional (UNA) – Institute of Social Studies in Population of the National University – agrees with your choice. Users prefer Uber, but […] More

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    Tourists Would Have To Verify Carrying At Least $500 To Enter Costa Rica

    Legislator Shirley Díaz of the Partido Unidad Social Cristiana (PUSC) proposed that all persons entering Costa Rica on a tourist visa, demonstrate the minimum carrying of US$500 either in cash or by credit or debit card. The proposal is a preventive measure against any possible new massive migrations. In the past few years large groups […] More

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    McDonald’s To Open First Restaurant In Limon

    Arcos Dorados, that operates the McDonald’s brand in Costa Rica will in 2019 open the doors of a restaurant in the province of Limón. The latest McDonald’s to open is in the Oxigeno commercial center in Heredia With the Limon opening, in addition to a new store in Tres Rios and in the Oxigeno commerical […] More

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    Hotel where Stefaniak was killed hired another illegal Nica

    The hotel Le Mas, the hotel where the American/Venezuelan tourist Carla Stefaniak was killed, has been again been found hiring another Nicaraguan migrant, illegal in the country, as a security guard. Photo Prensa Libre Steven Madden, deputy director of the immigration police, confirmed that during an operation carried out at the hotel’s facilities to identify […] More

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    Confiscated Plates During Year End Will Mean You’re Walking During The Holidays

    Drivers beware, if you get pulled over and your traffic offense is serious enough to warrant the confiscation of license plates, you may be on foot throughout this holiday season. This applies also to illegal parking. Photo courtesy Policia de Transito This because the Consejo de Seguridad Vial (Cosevi) – Road Safety Council – will […] More

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    Immigration Expels Long Time Resident, Bans Return For 25 Years

    Costa Rica’s immigration service, the Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería Costa Rica (DGMIE), on Thursday, reported the expulsion a Nicaraguan citizen for the sexual abuse of a minor in Costa Rica. Photo courtesy of the Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería Costa Rica Immigration said they deported the man identified by his last names […] More

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    President Alvarado challenges the entire country to build an even more exceptional Costa Rica

    “When I see what is going on in the world, I can’t stop thinking if we will not be living again what happened in the thirties”, emphasized president Carlos Alvarado by referring to the complex panorama facing humanity, where many the democratic values, inclusiveness and freedom are being threatened by racism, xenophobia, populism and extreme […] More

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    Three minors suspected of murdering Italian in La Sabana

    Three minors are suspected of killing the Italian businessman, Gianfranco Pescosolido, 56, on Wednesday night, while exercising inside the La Sabana park, shortly after 8:00 pm, attacked during a failed assault. From Facebook The Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) said Thursday afternoon that Pescosolido lived in the environs of the United States embassy, in Pavas. […] More

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    300 Days Using Only Renewable Energy

    Costa Rica will be beating its own record again for most consecutive days of using solely renewable energy, with 300 days so far this year. In 2015, it set a record of 299 days on renewable energy, then hitting 299 in 2017. Costa Rica uses a mix of hydro (hydroelectric power), wind, biomass and geothermal […] More

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    Italian Killed In La Sabana Was “A Great Lover of Travel And Adventure” in Latin America

    The Italian killed in La Sabana Wednesday night has been identified as Gianfranco Pescolido, 56 years of age, living in Costa Rica. From Fanpage.it Ernesto Pescosolido told FrosinoneToday.com that his brother, originally from Arce, near the central Italian city of Frosinone, had been living in Costa Rica for several years, and leaves behind two children […] More

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