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    Happy Holidays from The Costa Rica News

    The Costa Rica News would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our readers, contributors and advertisers for helping to make this past year wonderful. 2009 bore witness to many changes here at TheCostaRicaNews.com including a complete...

    Some ICE Customers Intitled to Refund

    By TCRN Staff The ICE cell phone customers who paid a fee for their TDMA line greater than ¢ 12,500, are entitled to to a refund of the difference when moving to the 3G network.When dealing with migration to new...

    Taxi fares to increase again

    By TCRN StaffTaxi fares will increase by 24% on average, according to a recent release by the Regulating Authority of Public Services (Aresep).The basic rate is currently set to increase from ¢455 to ¢510. Meanwhile, each additional kilometer will...

    Peace: redefined

    Submitted by: Sarah Rarick According to a survey by Unimer, deliquency, drug trafficking, and insecurity were cited as the most pressing problems for costa ricans.  The general discourse suggests that these problems are entirely new phenomenons here in Costa Rica. ...

    Honduran President – Elect Lobo Wants Coup Amnesty

    The president-elect of Honduras, Porfirio Lobo, said Tuesday he wants political amnesty for all those involved in the coup that deposed President Manuel Zelaya and isolated the country.Zelaya, a leftist, was ousted by the army on June 28. De...

    Honduran president-elect to travel oversea to mend ties

    TEGUCIGALPA - Honduran president-elect Porfirio Lobo Sosa said on Monday that he will travel to Costa Rica and Dominican Republic to help "normalize" ties with countries in Central America."Tomorrow (Tuesday) we are going to Costa Rica and on Thursday...

    Country invests in improving conditions of police

    TCRN StaffSan Jose. AP. Public Safety officials announced Friday an agreement with unions to improve working conditions of various police forces with an investment of nearly $11million (more than ¢ 6,300 million).The agreement will benefit more than 10,000 officers...

    Costa Rican, Israeli presidents share peace vision

    JERUSALEM - Costa Rican President Oscar Arias says that peace in the Middle East could create what he calls a "new landscape" for mankind.Arias spoke in Jerusalem on Sunday during a meeting with Israeli President Shimon Peres. Both men...

    Hidden Treasure

    By Jordon L.Tucked away at the bottom of a rather rudimentary trail that runs into a ravine on the side of Volcan Arenal, is this amazing waterfall. Well over 200ft tall the spray from this powerful deluge is perfect...

    The Perfect Spot

    Submitted by Shannon K.We recently took this picture while walking the beach side trail in Cahuita National Park on the Caribbean coast. While quite a hike if you intend on doing the whole trail, it's well worth it! There are plenty...
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    Availability of Water, Human Talent and Infrastructure are Great Challenges for Growth in Guanacaste

    Hand in hand with tourism, the growth of Guanacaste in the last ten years has been undeniable, according to...
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