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"Among the elements considered by the Observatory of Volcanic and Seismic Activity in Costa Rica (OVSICORI)and the National Seismology Network, are the decrease of gas emissions and the tremors, which could indicate the proper conditions to consider a reopening of the park", explained Rafael ...
Costa Rica will lift a 30-year ban on Robusta coffee trees, a crop that is considered of lower quality than Arabica but that is more resistant to diseases and rising temperatures, confirmed the Ministry of agriculture. The Ministry of Agriculture's resolution, will allow the production of robusta varieties, a crop that ...

The Costa Rica Tourism Institute (ICT) will be participating in the meeting Routes Americas which will be held in Quito, Ecuador starting today, February 13 and through February 15, with the purpose of negotiating the arrival of new airlines to the country. This event gathers all airlines that operate in America ...
The Costa Rica Ministry of Labor allows an extension of working hours up to nine hours a day provided the work environment and the work would not affect the health of the employee. For example, employees in retail stores are allowed to work up to nine hours a day. The working hours in the private sector ...
The Ministry called upon the govenrment of Venezuela to heed a critical report released Monday by the Inter-American Commission on human rights (IACHR), denouncing an "alarming" deterioration of "democratic institutionality" and respect for human rights in that South American country.

The three-day stage race takes place in Costa Rica, traversing 150 miles from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean sea. Don't let the miles fool you - this is not your normal 150-mile bike race. The terrain covers some of the most mind-blowing miles you can imagine. My daughter, Marisa Marsh, 23, and ...
In Costa Rica, drug-smuggling into prison is almost entirely carried out by women. By focusing on women like Sandra - non-violent offenders, coming from situations of poverty - 77-bis released roughly one-fifth of Costa Rica's female prison population, essentially waving a magic wand at chronic ...
"Colorful Costa Rica" by Teresa Nickeson of Maquoketa will be the next program in the DeWitt Noon Lions Club travelogue series Tuesday, Feb. 20. This is a change in the original ... Nickeson, a veteran presenter, and her son, Colin Nickeson, spent 10 days in July exploring Costa Rica. The Lions support ...
The two contenders in Costa Rica's presidential runoff on 1 April 2018, Fabricio Alvarado (PRN) and Carlos Alvarado (PAC), are diametric opposites on the issues that have dominated recent elections, and their supporters are also divided along geographic and socioeconomic lines. Thankfully, a healthy ...
Update 11:12 UTC: Relatively close to the capital San Jose. We saw however few people hurrying to our apps and sites. Whenever you have felt this earthquake, please let us know how the shaking was. thank you. Update 11:11 UTC: Based on the present earthquake parameters (Magnitude, Depth, ...
Is it the economy, stupid? A preliminary analysis would have concluded that such a maxim would prevail in Costa Rica's presidential race: unemployment is high (especially among the youth), the cost of living is one of the highest in Latin America, and public finances are at a breaking point. However ...
But creeping through the palm forests of Costa Rica's Central Pacific is another insect that even the eerie-looking spiders have nightmares about. Found only in Costa Rica, the Hymenoepimecis argyra parasite wasp doesn't just kill orb spiders. It also takes over the spiders' minds and forces them to do its ...
Spring into adventure mode in Costa Rica with a raft ride down a tropical river, a walk through the jungle on suspended bridges and a stay in an inn at the foot ... A six-day tour organized by Classic Journeys blends adventure and nature in Costa Rica, where one-quarter of the nation is made up of national ...
Over the last few years, the small Central American nation of Costa Rica has earned a reputation for its easy going, pura vida sensibility. It's a place with something for everyone -- though the destination is especially popular with adventurous travelers and nature lovers, who flock here to surf, sun on the ...
Costa Rica's rapidly rising murder rate is another issue weighing on the minds of many voters ahead of elections. Last year saw the highest ever number of homicides. The central American nation is still considered one of the safest in the region - but the growing violence is causing concern among people ...

Heraeus Medical Components, today held the grand opening of its new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, underscoring its commitment to its global customers, innovation and growth in Costa Rica. Recognized as one of the world's leading medical device suppliers, Heraeus designed the Cartago site to ...
Food Trucks have become a very popular way of taking different gastronomy options to many people, a fun, affordable way to try delicious food. This upcoming February 10 and February 11, another Food Truck Festival will take place at San Jose's Barrio Chino (China Town), with the participation of 26 food ...
It has become a global phenomena in recent years, but it is striking to see it in a country like Costa Rica. The small Central American nation has long been considered a model of stability for its neighbors and the region. Yet, it appears that even the "Switzerland of Latin America" is not immune to crisis.
Around the world, running is one of the most popular sports of the moment. In Costa Rica, many people are practicing this healthy exercise, Becoming one of the Costa Ricans favorite physical activities for its versatility and benefits. Although it is recommended to have established routines in order to get an ...
Economic imperialism has supplanted so much of what is Costa Rica with so much of what is the US. The Gringo Bubble can be difficult to pop. Costa Ricans form tight-knit communities of friends and family early in life, lacking the need to form new friendships the way transient foreigners do. And foreigners ...
The man was kayaking along with his wife when their kayak was dragged in by the waves and the strong winds, the kayak turned over the couple tried to get back on but the conditions of the ocean didn't make it possible, neither of them were using a life vest. Witnesses that were in the area called 911 and ...
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! Rico brings his special kind of savvy to online marketing. His websites are engaging, provocative, informative and sometimes off the wall, where you either like or you leave it. The same goes for him, ...
This year's election asks us not to just choose candidates or parties, but to decide the very nature of the government we wish to serve us. We are faced with an existential crisis asking us to reinvent the meaning of our ever-changing society. It is no surprise that the vociferous debate has brought to the ...
The global consulting firm McKinsey & Company inaugurated a new state-of-the-art facility located in Lagunilla, Heredia, Costa Rica. The inauguration featured a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Firm's Global Managing Partner Mr. Dominic Barton, the President of CINDE, Mr. Luis Gamboa and Mr.
The new facility, located in Cartago, Costa Rica, was designed to supply local and U.S.-based medical device companies with advanced component and sub-assembly solutions. The facility is a 5,400 sq. meter manufacturing site that began construction in May 2016. The construction was completed in ...
The global consulting firm McKinsey & Company inaugurated a new state-of-the-art facility located in Lagunilla, Heredia, Costa Rica. The inauguration featured a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Firm's Global Managing Partner Mr. Dominic Barton, the President of CINDE, Mr. Luis Gamboa and Mr.
Costa Rica Unlimited is inviting off-road riders from all over to enjoy the ride of a lifetime with five-time National Enduro Champion Russell Bobbitt as we ride in, over, and through the beautiful country of Costa Rica. Enjoy six days, five nights, and four riding days on one of our new Yamahas or KTMs.
In the jungles of Costa Rica alternative communities have removed themselves from Western life in an attempt to create their own version of paradise. Ben Zand heads to meet some of these groups and to search for a controversial cult leader called Nature Boy. Nature Boy runs a group called Melanation ...
Costa Rica's state-owned telecom operator, the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE), is finalizing plans to become a major telecommunications player throughout Central America and a rival to market leaders Claro (Mexico's America Movil) and Movistar (Spain's Telefonica), reports La Republica.
Sirenas Diving Costa Rica, a small, diving, snorkeling and fishing tour company that operates in Guanacaste had the opportunity to capture an amazing experience in video this past January 22 about 800 meters from the coast of Playas del Coco. Bobbie Joe and her husband Jose Daniel Barrera from ...
Fitch has also affirmed the Viability Ratings (VRs) of these banks, except for Banco de Costa Rica, which remains on Negative Watch on certain issuer-specific concerns. Fitch's rating action follows the revision of Costa Rica's sovereign Rating Outlook to Negative from Stable on Jan. 18, 2018. (See "Fitch Revises Costa ...
Costa Rica presidential candidates (L-R) Rodolfo Piza of Christian Social Unity, Juan Diego Castro of the National Integration Party, Rodolfo Hernandez of the Social Christian Republican Party, Antonio Alvarez of the National Liberation Party, Edgardo Araya of the Broad Front, and Fabricio Alvarado of ...
Costa Rica is a very popular vacation destination, whether you are looking for complete relaxation or an action packed trip, and visitors to Costa Rica can choose from a wealth of fun activities that are sure to suit their tastes. Here are some of the most popular things to do in Costa Rica.
Costa Rica has come a long way, commercially speaking. I remember when Multiplaza was but a twinkle in an entrepreneur's eye. Finally, a mall! What can I say? I am from New Jersey, not France. I need all my shopping venues to be concentrated in one place so I don't have to drive all over San Jose, ...
SANTA ROSA, TAMARINDO, GUANACASTE - Nature abounds in all colors, sizes and shapes at La Senda farm. "La Senda" means "the path," or the path in life, as owner Griet Depypere defines it. Here, the term is not only figurative: the farm is home to the renowned Tamarindo Labyrinth, built with ...
Costa Rica's natural wonders range from majestic volcanoes to cloud forests to national parks filled with lagoons and reefs - all packed with some of Central America's most exotic wildlife. Explore this bewitching country on a 12-day tour offered by Sunvil, in which you'll bathe in hot springs by the Arenal ...
... selected to represent the country in the world championship that will be in the Netherlands this year, and the National Coffee Tasters Championship where precision, ability, speed and knowledge will define who will represent Costa Rica in the World Cup Tasters Championship in Dubai this September.
What was a coincidence was the fact that this international court's ruling in favor of marriage equality in its member countries, including Costa Rica, came at the worst possible moment: at the very heart of a campaign that has reflected like no other the huge drop in the influence of our political parties. Most of ...
The Costa Rican Red Cross arrived first at the scene and confirmed the death of a foreigner, however, when the police arrived at the Del Rey, private security officers of the hotel tried to prevent the entry of the authorities; the policemen imposed their position of authority and made their way to where the ...
Contaminated rivers are not something unusual anywhere in the world, every country has their own contaminated rivers, which is sad, but true; Costa Rica being a "green country" is no exception. According to the Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE) the Tarcoles River in Costa Rica is the most ...
Liz Gorman opens the doors of the airport and finds herself in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, feeling the breeze and the sun, surrounded by twenty teenagers. This year's Spanish language trip is to the La Paz school in Guanacaste, Costa Rica and offers students a unique opportunity to experience the school ...
Hilton's rapid expansion in the Caribbean Basin is continuing in 2018 with the planned debut of a new Curio-branded property in Costa Rica. gran hotel Costa Rica. The Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton, is set in the historic city of San Jose, adjacent to the popular Avenida Central pedestrian ...
"I can confirm that the support to the government of Costa Rica will continue for many more years," said the Ambassador. The presentation was made at a park near the U.S. Embassy in Pavas, on the west side of San Jose. Each unit has a cost of US$208,221 dollars, putting the total of the donation to more ...
The ruling asked the National Episcopal Conference of Costa Rica and the Costarican Federation of the Evangelical Alliance to ban their priests and pastors to use their position in order to influence the vote of their believers, implicitly or explicitly. The sentence responded to a request presented on Jan.
In contrast, Costa Rica is known in other latitudes as an ideal country when it comes to resting or visiting for tourism, its inhabitants complain and are struggling to have strenuous work days and occupy the largest number of hours of his daily work. In recent days the stress in the Costa Ricans has been ...
SAN JOSE: A conservative Christian evangelical from a tiny party and the candidate of one of Costa Rica's main political groups are leading the field ahead of the first round of the country's presidential election next month, a poll showed on Thursday. journalist Fabricio Alvarado, the only lawmaker from the ...
On the other hand, in Costa Rica, crime is a significant concern. It is widespread in the country and the crime rates are remarkably high. It has been steadily increasing in the nation throughout the years. Crime happens in every country and in every place, but let's zoom in on the crime comparison between ...
Costa Rica claimed a spot in the 2018 list of The World's Ten Best Ethical Destinations, a ranking created by Ethical Travel, an all-volunteer non-profit organization and project of the Earth Island Institute. "Every year, Ethical Traveler reviews the policies and practices of hundreds of nations in the developing ...


 

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