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New research on legalization of medical marijuana

This week, research found that states in the U.S. that legalized medical marijuana — which is sometimes recommended for symptoms like chronic pain, anxiety or depression — saw declines in the number of Medicare prescriptions for drugs used to treat...

Oil and gas create conflict near Isla Bolanos

Executive summary: Having the right to exploit the potential multi-million dollar deposits of oil and gas below the Pacific Ocean could be one of the reasons for the dispute with Nicaragua near Isla Bolanos. There are several potential deposits of natural...

Universal to expand business, opening 3 new stores

The department store Universal announced the expansion of its business and the creation of 3 more stores in the country for the second half of the year. Universal is a chain of department stores dedicated to wholesale and retail, with...

Learn why fuel is so expensive in Costa Rica

Have you ever wondered where the thousands of millions of colones go that drivers spend every day on each liter of fuel? It is common to think that much of that money is used for payments abroad, but this is not...

Brexit will have little impact on investments in Costa Rica

Jeffrey Mountevans, Lord Mayor of London, spoke to La Republica about the possible implications Brexit will have in Costa Rica, as well as the investment options that exist for the country and British trade. This is the first time...

Solís’ visit to Chile is decisive for The Pacific Alliance

To be part of the bloc of The Pacific Alliance (AP) or not will be decided later on through The Government Summit which is being held from June 28th to July 1st in Puerto Varas, Chile to determine whether...

Increased demand for intellectual property rights

The increased innovation in intangibles in recent years has let to the demand for protection mechanisms called intellectual property rights. The brand name of a product, the patent of a drug, or the creation of a film are intangible assets that...

Heart valve producing company sets sights on Costa Rica

Costa Rica is the second largest exporting country of medical devices on the continent, so the leading producer in heart valves is going to put one of its factories here. We talked about this with Joshua Campos, Manager of Edwards Costa...

Colombia gives first medicinal cannabis license

Colombia granted the first license to produce derivatives of cannabis for medicinal purposes in the country to a company based in Canada, reported the Minister of Health, Alejandro Gaviria, on Tuesday. "The company is being granted the first license for...

Government prioritizes projects to reduce pensions

The motion approved this Wednesday to prioritize discussion of three projects that intend to reform excessive pensions in the public sector is the first stage of the fiscal reform, confirmed the president of the legislative assembly Antonio Álvarez. The legislator...
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Costa Rica Recognized As the Leader in All Latin America for Overcom-ing Breast Cancer

Recently it was made known through the international study: “Facts and figures about cancer in 2018” of...
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Solar Energy in Costa Rica, Its Present Status and the Aim for Future Growth

Everything has a purpose in life, which is why from The Costa Rica News (TCRN), we want on this occasion we want...

Costa Rica Achieves a “Green Miracle” Thanks to the Citrus Crop

Through the orange wastes that were dumped in the Guanacaste conservation area in northern Costa Rica, 3 hectares that were once deserted...

The Costa Rican Health System Aims To Be One of the Best in the World

A report was recently presented at the 57th session of the Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in Washington,...

The Climate Change Crisis Viewed From a Costa Rican Perspective

In The Costa Rica News (TCRN), we have been constantly making known everything that happens in Costa Rica from a positive perspective,...
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