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    Central America is the Biggest Market for Costa Rican Investments

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Central America is the largest holder of investment for Costa Rican companies with a share of 64.2%, which...

    Malaria Cases Down by 58 Percent in Central America

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Malaria cases have decreased by 58% in Central America, but there are still 106 million people at risk...

    New iPhone 5 Comes to Costa Rica in November

    The two new versions of Apple's smartphone, iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C, reach Costa Rica, Mexico, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala and other 6 countries on...

    Proposal to Build Mexico-Panama Pipeline

    The private sector in Central America will propose the construction of a pipeline crossing from Mexico to Panama to the governments of the region...

    President of Honduras to Attend SICA Summit in Costa Rica on February 20

    Costa Rica News - The president of Honduras, Porfirio Lobo, announced today that on Wednesday will travel to Costa Rica to attend the summit...

    Central American Presidents Start Summit without Laura Chinchilla

    Nicaragua President, Daniel Ortega, opened the Summit of Heads of State of the Central American Integration System (SICA) XL last week, attended by four...

    SICA Countries Meet to Establish Commitments on Climate Change

    The "The Economics of Climate Change: Technical Report 2011," Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, indicating that the economic impact of environmental...

    Guatemala Earthquake Claims at Least 48

    Latin America News - 48 confirmed dead and untold numbers are missing in Guatemala, people fear aftershocks early Thursday. The search continues through the rubble...

    Costa Rica – Second Largest Central American Project Could Hit Road Block

    The Diquís hydroelectric project being developed by Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) is accused of violating international standards of the International Labour Organization (ILO)...

    Costa Rica seeking clarification on Nicaragua’s Inter-oceanic Canal

    After it was announced that Nicaragua submitted a bill to Congress a bill for the construction of an inter-oceanic canal using the San Juan...

    Costa Rica advances in FTA negotiations with the European Association

    Costa Rica picked up the pace in negotiating the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the European Free Trade Association, between Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and...

    Venezuela arrests Colombian drug lord Diego Rastrojo

    Diego Perez Henao, a high level Colombian drug lord was arrested in Venezuela. Henao was described as "one of the most wanted criminals...

    Second round starts for The European Free Trade Association Panama

    Second round starts for The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Panama The second round of negotiations for signing an EFTA with the European Free Trade...

    Costa Rica celebrates World Environment Day

    June 5 marks the World Environment Day; a special date that recognizes the value of natural resources. This day has becomes a global call...

    Police on Alert for Illegal Nicaraguan’s Crossing Border to Set up Shop in Costa...

    After last weekend eviction of several Nicaraguan families back to their country police are on alert patrolling the area. The illegal’s were crossing the...

    Iran Forgives $164 Million of Nicaraguan Debt

    During a visit to Managua last week, Iranian Vice President Ali Saeidlo forgave $164 million of Nicaraguan of debt in a effort to strengthen...

    Costa Rica Tax Changes Pass to Supreme Court After Congress Vote

    Costa Rica’s Congress last night gave initial approval to an overhaul of the tax system aimed at paring a fiscal deficit equal to more...

    Costa Rica Enjoys Economic Stability

    In Latin America, many regard the United States as somewhat of a colossus to the North. Symbols of red, white and blue have long...

    Drug trafficking in Costa Rica – what is the status quo?

    As Central American countries now find themselves thrust into the front line of the drug trade and prey to organized crime, it has become a big priority for the Obama administration to help those countries taking on the drug cartels. But what exactly is the current situation in Costa Rica?As Central American countries now find themselves thrust into the front line of the drug trade and prey to organized crime, it has become a big priority for the Obama administration to help those countries taking on the drug cartels. But what exactly is the current situation in Costa Rica?

    Court rules Nicaragua to remove troops from Calero

    The International Court of Justice in The Hague has ruled that Nicaragua must remove its troops from Isla Calero, the small island on the south side of Rio San Juan.

    Obama’s Latin American trip sparks new era – Clinton

    President Obama’s trip to Latin America will lay the foundation for a new era, Hillary Clinton said in a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington D.C. on March 18.

    Clinton: Money is not enough to prevent drug trafficking

    Dollars alone are not enough to help Central American countries taking on drug trafficking organizations in their countries. More effective methods are needed, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said at a press meeting with Costa Rica’s Foreign Minister in Washington D.C.Dollars alone are not enough to help Central American countries taking on drug trafficking organizations in their countries. More effective methods are needed, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said at a press meeting with Costa Rica’s Foreign Minister in Washington D.C.
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    Proud to Live in Costa Rica: A Soldier’s Cry of 21st Century Socialism

    A recent speech made in the República of Honduras, during the International Forum "21st Century Socialism & its influence in Latin America."

    More Costa Rica Special Trained Police to Move to Disputed Border Area

    TCRN STAFF: San Jose, Costa Rica – More police with special training are being sent to the disputed area on the border where Nicaraguan...

    A Closer Look at Nicaragua and Ortega

    In light of Ortega’s true mission of a totalitarian government, the San Juan river dispute seems like a minor issue in comparison. If Ortega is allowed to achieve his goals, it will have long lasting and dangerous effects for rest of the Central American countries.

    Daniel Ortega, Hugo Chávez and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: Unholy Alliance

    TCRN STAFF: Mr. Opinion. Nicaragua Nicaragua continues it's attempts to annex a piece of Costa Rica. Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega is setting himself up as a puppet...

    Why This Conflict Could be a Much Bigger Mistake for Nicaragua

    TCRN STAFF: Both sides should be careful, as they both have a lot to lose. Nicaragua already has a tainted recent history in terms...

    Costa Rica considering restricting Mexican and Guatemalan visas

    TCRN STAFF: Costa Rican migration authorities are considering restricting Mexican and Guatemalan visas to enter the country. We believe it is time to assess the desirability...

    Nicaragua and Costa Rica

    Featured Columnist – Political Correspondent - Latin American Relations Jennifer Mayer TCRN STAFF: The Costa Rica News.com Jennifer Mayer “Don’t be such a Nica”. It may shock many that this...

    Central Bank raised rates on deposits at Direct Central

    The central bank on Saturday raised the interest rates offered on deposits at Central Direct. This is the third change made by the Central Bank...

    PLANE GOES DOWN WITH 173 KILOS COCAINE

    TCRN STAFF: PLANE GOES DOWN WITH 173 KILOS DOWN AFTER TAKING OFF FROM TOBIAS BOLANOS PAVAS, west of San Jose with a shipment of cocaine...

    U.S. says must rely on BP to stop oil

    (Reuters) - The U.S. government is forced to rely on BP and the private oil sector to try to plug the gushing Gulf of...

    Chinchilla and Ortega agree to work on tourism and security

    by IRENE VIZCAÍNO After conciliatory speeches and handshakes, the elected president, Laura Chinchilla, and the Nicaraguan president, Daniel Ortega, set to work. Just yesterday, they agreed...

    Demand for bi and trilingual staff continues to grow

    by SERGIO ARCE A. Mastering English is not enough to get a job. Multinationals in the country look, increasingly, for professionals who speak more than...

    French IT services company expands operation

    by SERGIO ARCE A By the end of the year, the French firm Teleperformance services recruit 300 people, who will join the 310 who now...

    Estimated $70 Million loss as a result of El Nino

    by MARVIN S. BARQUERO In a preliminary report by the Organization of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) at the request of the...

    Banana sector expected to rebound in 2010

    by MARVIN S. BARQUERO Banana growers expect a strong upturn in the industry this year, which will lead to an estimated harvest of 107 million...

    Aqueduct Project in Alta Talamanca

    In February the Talamancan Association of Eco-tourism and Conservation (ATEC) raised over $2,000 from local and international businesses and individuals to build an aqueduct...

    Costa Rica companies join forces to increase competitiveness

    by TCRN Staff Ten private companies and four public institutions joined together in order to improve and raise the competitiveness of the country as part...

    Interview with Germain Marin Director of the Traffic Police

    by ALONSO MATA B.; translation by TCRN Staff Interview with Germain Marin Director of the Traffic Police. What is the response of the new traffic law until...
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