The Long Road To Residency in Costa Rica

Living in Costa Rica is a pleasure, but the path to becoming a legal resident here is anything but. Not only are the laws written in Spanish, but the rigorous process itself is complicated, confusing, and fairly costly. Without a sense of humor, parts of it can be a royal pain. However, the benefits outweigh the difficulties and the lessons I learned in gaining legal status here may be of value to anyone considering a permanent move to this beautiful tropical land.

Dollar Drops to Lowest Value in 2010

The average buying and selling value of the dollar reached its lowest all year on December 15. The average purchase value reached ¢496.65 and sell...

Chinchilla Leads Summit Discussion in Panama on Community and Business

The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The president of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla, said today that the Ibero-American Summit in Panama this week will...

Potential Interference with Phone and Internet Service

ICE said the cell phone signals and sets, as well as the Internet, will suffer interference from a government decree to reassign radio frequencies...

Barrio Escalante is preparing for an urban renewal

by TCRN Staff An urban renewal plan promises to improve the quality of life for the people in Barrio Escalante, and to foster the consolidation...

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...

Costa Rican exports predicted to increase in early 2011

National exports are predicted to show real growth in the first third of this year. So expects the Ministry of Foreign Trade (COMEX) and industrialists, alleging that in 2010 they almost made it out of the hole caused by the crisis of 2009.

Costa Rica Retirement: Lower Costs, Higher Lifestyle

Featured Columnist – Retirement & Living Kat Sunlove TCRN Volunteer: So let’s talk money. Just how much can you save by living as a pensionado here in Costa...

Costa Rica Approves FTA with Singapore

Costa Rica Congress approved second and final negotiation on the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between China and Singapore, which the Costa Rica government considers...
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Costa Rica: Hospitable and Expatriate Financier

One of the mishaps that most affect the people who leave their country to settle in another, is the monetary factor. This is an...
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