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    Women leaders want half of the Executive Power

    The idea that women occupy half of the high positions of the Executive Branch has the support of various women leaders. Larger feminine participation would...

    Electronic Signatures Slowly Gaining Popularity for Costa Rica Public Institutions

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – There’s a new government directive that requires public institutions to implement and receive digital signatures for services. However,...

    What is the Cannabis Legislation in Costa Rica?

    Since it is becoming  clear that cannabis can help in treating illnesses such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, Gilles de la Tourette syndrome and Alzheimer’s, together...

    Former President Chinchilla Begrudgingly Loses Facebook Slander Case

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – "The Court acquitted me; this is a triumph for democracy. Thank you very much to all Costa Ricans for their...

    Puntarenas and Beijing Soon-To-Be Sister Cities

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The construction of a dock that allows port development in Punta Morales, a smart Costa Rican city with...

    Hydroelectric Plant on Cocos Island on Schedule for Completion by 2015

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The construction of the hydroelectric plant on the Cocos Island National Park is completed by 30% and expected...

    The Prince of Asturias Departs Costa Rica Today After Presidential Inauguration

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The Prince of Asturias, Felipe de Borbon, today left from Costa Rica to Spain, after attending the inauguration...

    Former President Chinchilla Says Emotional Goodbye to Her Cabinet

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The president of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla, who today delivers the presidential sash to Luis Guillermo Solis, expressed...

    Survey Say’s, Chinchilla's Government: Worse one of the Last Six Governments

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - 60% of Costa Ricans graded the government of President Laura Chinchilla as poor or very poor, and given...

    President Barack Obama Landed In Costa Roca This Afternoon, Meets with Laura Chinchilla

    Air Force One, carrying the U.S. president, Barack Obama, landed in Costa Rica at the Juan Santamaria shortly after 1 pm today. Obama went to...

    President Chinchilla Approval Rating Plunging

    President Laura Chinchilla image continues plummet, said the national surveys, despite the fact that there has been economic improvements. According to national budgets approved by...

    Chinchilla: Survey Results "are unfair"

    "Unfair to women". said President Laura Chinchilla on the latest data released by CID Gallup poll, indicating that 72% of women and 71% of...

    Eurobond Effect not felt in Interest Rates

    When the Laura Chinchilla government passed a bill allowing the country to borrow up to 4,000 million dollars in the international market, it was...

    National Budget Reflects Concerns

    Ayales Edgar, Minister of Finance and the Legislature recognized that during the preparation of the national budget with Roberto Gallardo, planning was minimal and...

    China Donates $ 8 million for Costa Rica Police Academy

    After the last trip to China, the President of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla, announced a series of agreements with the Asian nation, including a...

    Costa Rica Looks at Israel Security Model for Border Control

    Costa Rica is looking at the border security model of Israel in order to secure the Costa Rican borders. This effort works in cooperation...

    Transport Minister Costa Rica Resignation Due to Health Problems

    San Jose - The Minister of Public Works and Transport of Costa Rica, Luis Llach, resigned his position last week for health reasons, and...

    Mayor of Seoul Awards Honorary Citizen to Chinchilla

    The president of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla, received today from the mayor of Seoul, Park Won-soon, the title of honorary citizen of the South...

    Chinchilla Negotiating Mega Chinese Free Zone in Costa Rica

    The President of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla, while visiting one of the largest industrial parks in China, Suzhou, said the Chinese experience can help...

    Costa Rica President Laura Chinchilla Goes to Shanghai Looking for More Chinese Investment

    The president of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla, landed in Shanghai in the first leg of his official visit to China, a country in which...

    Legislative Members Discuss Resolution Of Liberman-Garnier

    San Jose - The Legislature lowers the tone toward the resolution by the President of the Republic, Laura Chinchilla, on the report from...

    Chinchilla Appoint Fourth Minister of Sport In Two years

    San Jose - Costa Rica President Laura Chinchilla, named lawyer and professor William Corrales as the new Minister of Sport, to serve...

    Nicaragua Costa Rica Border Road Investigation Deepens

    Investigation details keep coming out on President Laura Chinchilla’s border-road project along the San Juan River near the Nicaragua Costa Rica border. It came out...

    Costa Rica or China Rica?

    San Jose - Latin America is the largest emerging market in the world and fastest growing economic bloc in the in the world....

    Costa Rica: Exports grow 16%

    Costa Rica exports grew 16.1% in the first three months of 2012, by comparison with the same period of last year, according to the...

    Costa Rica’s Alternative Energy Future

    Contradicting actions by the Costa Rican government have environmental and renewable energy groups questioning Costa Rica’s intentions of being an eco- and environmental-friendly country.Contradicting actions by the Costa Rican government have environmental and renewable energy groups questioning Costa Rica’s intentions of being an eco- and environmental-friendly country.

    United States wary of Chinese trade activities in Costa Rica

    Increasing ties between Costa Rica and China are closely followed with much concern by U.S. diplomats, according to cables released by the whistle blowing website, WikiLeaks.

    Laura Chinchilla assumes presidential office

    by IRENE VIZCAÍNO With her new presidential sash on, Laura Chinchilla Miranda called yesterday for those who were political rivals, the social associations and all...

    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...

    New National Convention Center in the Works

    BY GABRIELA MAYORGA The future minister of Tourism, Carlos Ricardo Benavides, said that the Ministry will be responsible for building a National Convention Center. The Center,...

    Students and photocopiers require reforms in intellectual property law

    by TCRN Staff This morning a group of students and representatives of photocopiers appeared at the Legislative Assembly to demand the reformation of the new...

    Better oversight is needed for infrastructure projects

    by TCRN Staff In less than two months, the Arias administration will end without significant advancement on outstanding road projects and streamlining public transport systems. The...

    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...

    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...

    Laura Chinchilla elected as first female President of Costa Rica

    by TCRN Staff The liberationist Laura Chinchilla Miranda Sunday became the first woman to occupy the presidential chair in Costa Rica. This political scientist reached 46.7%...

    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...

    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...
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