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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...

Government proposes 0.5% wage increase for the private sector

The novel continues regarding the wage increases for the private sector. This Wednesday the Government of the Republic proposed an increase of 0.5% for regulated employees and 2% for domestic workers during the second semester of 2016. Carlos Alvarado, head...

Environment: vital concern of some ‘millennials’

This is the generation that was born watching the television shows Captain Planet and the Planeteers as well as The Blue Planet. It’s the same people that, as they left college and started their university studies, heard about ecotourism and...

Costa Rica’s forgotten car industry

Costa Rica’s forgotten car industry It might be hard to imagine now, but in the 70’s Costa Rica was recognized worldwide for producing cars. Nearly forgotten, the model “Amigo” by General Motors, was a car with the Tico stamp...

Globally, mobile consumers check their phones over 80 billion times a day

Additional highlights of the report include: Global mobile usage intensifies, fueled by increased device penetration. Smartphone and tablet penetration are all increasing, with wearables experiencing the highest growth rate with roughly 10 percent global penetration – nearly doubling ownership...

Ex-president Figueres launches Plan of Promises

Ruta Costa Rica 2021 is the name of the list of promises that the ex-president and aspiring presidential elect José María Figueres put forth this Monday morning with an end goal of attracting supporters for the elections in 2018. The...

Protest of the dismissal of 3,000 employees at Walmart

Concerned about the future of their working positions in areas such as merchandisers and demonstrators of the Walmart chain, including Palí and MAXI Palí, some 1,200 people will gather in front of the facilities located in San Sebastian, San...
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Costa Rica Will Host the First Surf & Outdoor Expo

The Surf & Outdoor Expo will be held for the first time in Latin America and Costa Rica will be the host of this important event
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Government Announces US$ 1.3 Million for Constructing Costa Rica’s First Linear Park

President Carlos Alvarado, announced the inclusion of US$ 1.3 million in the budget of the Ministry of Housing and Human Settlements (Mivah) 2020 for the construction of a linear park

5 Secret Beaches You Should Visit In Costa Rica

Costa Rica is known worldwide for having spectacular beaches and being a tropical paradise. However, there are secret corners with exceptional beaches...

UCR Scientists Develop New Method for Bladder Cancer Early Detection

The method, first of its kind worldwide, was developed thanks to the use of adaptive genetic algorithms (AGA) and will allow an...

The “Old” Controversy over Oil Exploitation in Costa Rica Is Back on

The proposal “Use of National Energy Resources” -read it correctly: let's exploit oil, export electricity, and weaken the MINAE- that would be...
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