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    Money laundering ring broken up in Costa Rica

    by TCRN Staff The authorities Wednesday broke up a Colombian drug money laundering network which, according to reports from the OIJ, the Drug Control Police...

    Another delay from ICE

    by TCRN Staff The Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) has once again postponed the sale of prepaid cell lines to late March early April. Originally they...

    Blues Festival ROCKS Costa Rica!

    Lance Harrell Editor in Chief It was a packed house yesterday at Club Cubano for the 3rd annual Costa Rica Blues Festival and that house was...

    Traffic Cops refuse to apply the new penalties

    by TCRN Staff Although the new traffic fines are soon to be in effect, officials refuse to enforce them for fear of reprisals from the...

    Israeli businesses looking for partners in Costa Rica

    by TCRN Staff A delegation of Israeli businessmen representing 16 companies from various sectors arrive in the country next week in seeking new business opportunities...

    Ultraviolet Light Exposure Increases Risk For Skin Cancer

    Featured Columnist – Health Ileana Alfaro Certified Dermatologist Because of the increasing frecuency of skin cancer in our country and the world, Derrmatologists are supporting awareness among...

    Guns N’ Roses to play in Costa Rica April 7th

    by TCRN Staff The mystery is cleared and the confirmation is official: The American rock band Guns N 'Roses will give a concert in Costa...

    Pianist Roger Wright at Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Costa Rica

    World-renowned pianist Roger Wright will perform as Guest Artist for the Season Opener concerts with Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Costa Rica at Teatro...

    ICE ensures cellular coverage via Caldera

    by TCRN Staff The Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) reported that the new San Jose-Caldera highway is covered by the new 3G cellular network for...

    The Art City Tour kicks off again tonight

    by TCRN Staff Starting today, night and art will become strategic partners to attract visitors to the Costa Rican capital. The fourth edition of Art City...

    Exports and imports on a recovery trend

    by TCRN Staff Overall trade of goods has been showing steady signs of recovery since last November. Cumulative exports in the last 12 months (February 2009...

    New geothermal power plant over half complete

    by TCRN Staff The construction of a new geothermal power plant in Liberia, Guanacaste, is now 55% complete, according to the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad...

    Guanacaste vibrates with Piano Malango

    by TCRN Staff For one week, the pianist and composer Manuel Obregón will take the unmistakable sound of his show Piano Malango to Guanacaste. This is...

    Common flu vaccine will protect against AH1N1

    by TCRN Staff The next seasonal influenza vaccine (the flu) will contain the virus AH1N1. The World Health Organization (WHO) yesterday asked pharmaceutical companies to use...

    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...

    Chinchilla Attends Latin American Summit

    by TCRN Staff Playa del Carmen, Mexico - The president elect, Laura Chinchilla, will arrive this afternoon in the Mexican Caribbean area to begin her...

    Growing wage disadvantage of women compared to men

    by TCRN Staff A recent study, prepared by the State of the Nation and the National Institute of Women (INAMU), reports that on average a...

    ICE asks customers to save energy

    by TCRN Staff The Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) are calling on its subscribers to save energy during this dry season, before we see a...

    National Bank proposes more credit for tourism and construction

    by TCRN Staff According to the new president of the board of the National Bank, Alfredo Volio, the National Bank will be tasked with helping...

    Credit card debt accounted for 2.6% of GDP

    by TCRN Staff The total amount owed on credit cards in Costa Rica accounted for 2.6% of gross domestic product (GDP). The debt, as reported by...

    Immigration and Aliens Police get a personnel boost

    by TCRN Staff Starting in 2011 the Immigration and Aliens Police will have 150 new officers, who will be engaged on research work to combat...

    Shakira to build a school in Haiti

    by TCRN Staff The Colombian singer Shakira announced that, through the Barefoot Foundation, she will build a new school in Haiti. Thus, the famous artist...

    Litigation slows construction of new hydroelectric dam Toro III

    by TCRN Staff A conflict over expropriation has slowed the construction of the hydroelectric plant Toro III and raised its cost by $ 2 million. The...

    Interview with new US Ambassador to Costa Rica

    You arrived during the election. What are your impressions of local politics now? First, congratulations to Laura Chinchilla on her victory in the campaign. She...

    Moog medical firm opens $ 3.5 million plant

    by TCRN Staff The medical device industry welcomed the 31st company of its kind to the country. Moog Medical Devices, which specializes in the production of...

    The Costa Rica News’ own Sarah Rarick Ciscusses “The end of Macho” in Global...

    Sarah Rarick, Gender Analyst for The Costa Rica News, participated Thursday in a worldwide discourse discussing if the increase of women in positions of...

    Deputies set deadline for vote Traffic Law

    by TCRN Staff Legislators have now taken up the discussion of amending to the recent Traffic Act and have until Feb. 25 to approve changes,...

    4.4 Quake sends rumbles through the night

    by TCRN Staff The earthquake that shook parts of the country last night at 8:50 pm, was centered in the area of Quepos on the...

    Laura Chinchilla next President of Costa Rica

    by TCRN Staff If the current percentages hold, then the next president of Costa Rica will be Laura Chinchilla. With 48% of the popular at...

    Recreo Costa Rica Hosts Annual Windwing Kite Event

    Recreo Resort, located on Bolanos Bay on the northwest Pacific coast, province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica, is home to the annual renewal of “Windy...

    Costa Rican Banks go Digital

    by TCRN Staff According to Francisco Carvajal, director of financial services for the Central Bank, they has licensed five commercial banks; Banco Popular, Banco Nacional,...

    Presidential Election Drawing Ticos from Near and Far

    by TCRN Staff The call of the ballot box has not only drawn Costa Ricans living in the country, but also those residing outside the...

    Local Directer Receives International Film Award

    by TCRN Staff The Costa Rican film Agua Fria de Mar (Cold Sea Water), by the director Paz Fabrega, received the prestigious VPRO Tiger on...

    New Hospital will Require 500 Jobs

    by TCRN Staff For the new Hospital San Vicente de Paul, de Heredia, operating at full capacity will require 528 new jobs. This number was determined...

    Lancet Oncology Places Costa Rica High in Cancer Survival Rates

    by TCRN Staff Seven out of ten women with breast cancer in Costa Rica succeed in realizing the goal of surviving five years after diagnosis...

    Chinchila proposes the creation of a national drug authority

    by TCRN Staff "The drug problem for me is the greatest threat looming over our country," she said at a breakfast with foreign press...

    Nature Air Receives Award

    by TCRN Staff Action taken by the Costa Rican Airline Nature Air to offset their carbon footprint has been recognized and rewarded by National Geographic. According...

    Voters get a Free Ride

    by TCRN Staff The National Forum of Public Transport announced today that it will offer free transportation to voters on Sunday. At a press conference this...

    Choreographers winners received their prizes

    by TCRN Staff The winners of the XXVI Festival of Choreographers Graciela Moreno yesterday received their prizes at the National Theater, the organizer of the...

    FTA with Singapore Reaching Final Stages

    by TCRN Staff Costa Rica and Singapore hashed out an agreement on Thursday to establish rules that investors must meet in order to provide financial...
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