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    Sexual Harassment in the Street Will be punished with Fines and Prison Terms

    Street sexual harassment will be punished with fines and prison terms in Costa Rica. This was finally...

    Legislative Assembly Fast Tracks Law Project Seeking Moratorium on Value Added Tax for the...

    The project "Law of Moratorium on the Value Added Tax for the Basic Food List, Home Rentals...

    Citizens Present Lawsuit against Mandatory Use of Masks

    The provision by the Ministry of Health to compel people to use face masks in shops and...

    A New Law against Credit Usury Shakes the Financial Markets in Costa Rica

    A law recently passed by the Costa Rican Legislative Assembly that seeks to combat usury rates on...

    December 1st Declared by Law as ‘Army Abolition Day’

    On May 19th, 2020, at the National Museum, former Bellavista Barracks, the President of the Republic, Carlos Alvarado, and the Minister of...

    Costa Rican Deputies Pass Bill to Regulate Single-Use Plastics

    With the vote of 39 deputies, the N° 20,985 file that regulates the use of single-use plastics became a Law of the...

    Law that Prohibits the Use of Styrofoam in Costa Rica finally Signed

    The President of the Republic, Carlos Alvarado; Ministers of Environment and Energy, Carlos Manuel Rodríguez and of Health, Daniel Salas, signed on Monday morning...
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    New System Seeks to Regulate Tobacco Trafficking

    Tobacco trade and illegal trafficking will be regulated with a traceability system. For this reason, the Costa Rican authorities are rushing to apply this...
    repairing a house

    New Project to Repair Houses Approved in Costa Rica

    Now, it will be easier for the Costa Rican citizens to fit up and repair their houses. The project was unanimously approved in the first...

    Marijuana, sort of legal in Costa Rica

    Juan is an average man living his mid 20's, he's got no stable job and likes smoking pot. On the other hand, there's José,...

    New Protection For Real Estate Buyers in Costa Rica

    Buying property or a new home in a foreign country can be a scary proposition. Costa Rica has recently made changes to their Consumer...
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    Bill Introduced to Legalize Medical Marijuana and Hemp in Costa Rica

    All around the world, different countries are considering the question of whether to legalize marijuana for medical purposes, as well as the growing of...
    corporation tax

    Costa Rica Revives the Corporation Tax … Again

    For almost all foreigners living in Costa Rica, life here feels much safer once your lawyer creates a corporation to better protect your assets....

    Kids Won A Major Victory For Climate Change

    While most of the news these days is about the recent American election, there was some good news coming out of the United States...

    The Netherlands Looks to Ban Gas Powered Cars

    The Netherlands is one of the countries leading the way in the battle to put an end to gas powered cars. It's been praised...

    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...
    U.S. Expats owing more than $50,000 in taxes may soon find themselves without a passport. | TCRN

    Is your U.S. Passport About to Get Revoked?

    U.S. Expats owing more than $50,000 in taxes may soon find themselves without a passport. On December 4, 2015 U.S. law officials snuck in legislation...

    Mayor Petitions Costa Rica Government to Change Forestry Law in Light of Cypress Deforestation...

    The mayor of San Rafael de Heredia, Jorge Isaac Paniagua, has asked the Commission for Environmental Affairs of the Legislative Assembly to reform the...

    Thanks to Public Outrage, Costa Rica Halts Any Further Hammerhead Exports

    The Comptroller General of the Republic (CGR) warned that since September 2014, there have been deficiencies by the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC)...

    New Costa Rica Legislation Reform Will Prevent Minors From Marrying Older Men

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Costa Rica Draft Law 19,337 has been created to provide more extensive legal protection for children and to keep...

    Eight People Involved in an International Drug-Running Ring Were Arrested by Costa Rica Police

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - This morning the Drug Control Police of Costa Rica arrested eight members of a gang engaged in international...

    New Costa Rica Legislation Gives Jail Time to Animal Abusers

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The amendments to the animal abuse bill that punishes perpetrators with jail time will be ready on Thursday,...

    Three Pitbulls and 33 Roosters Were Rescued From Illegal Fighting Rings in Guadalupe

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The National Animal Health Service of Costa Rica (SENASA) announced that they were able to rescue 33 roosters and three...

    Nicaraguan Canal Opposition Council Seeks Support From Costa Rican Organizations to Fight Repression and...

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - A delegation of Nicaraguans who oppose the construction of the canal are looking to Costa Rican social organizations to...

    Puerto Rican Hotel Receives the Island’s First ‘Top 10 Bed and Breakfast in the...

    The Dreamcatcher Guest House, located in San Juan, Puerto Rico, was chosen as one of the top ten bed and breakfasts in the world...

    Time for Costa Rican Companies to Pay the Piper; Business Taxes Due in January

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – By January, active companies and foreign corporations with branches or agents in Costa Rica must pay income tax...

    The Zapote Holiday Party has been Shut Down in 5 Bars Due to Noise...

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Five bars that are part of the popular Zapote festivities have been temporarily closed due to noise violations. The...

    Does Your Costa Rica Driver’s License Expire Before March 10? December is the Best...

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Authorities say you should not wait until your license expires for the renewal process since the law allows...

    Ticos Living Illegally in the US May Have a Second Chance for Residency Thanks...

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Undocumented Costa Ricans living in the United States should seek advice with a consulates regarding their illegal status after...

    New Costa Rica Departure Tax Procedures Just Made Flying a Little Less Stressful

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Starting December 3, people traveling abroad will no longer have to stand in line before taking a flight...

    Can Costa Rica be Carbon Neutral by 2021? This Conference Points to Yes

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – On Thursday, September 25, the World Sustainable Construction Week was honored by the World Green Building Council (WGBC)...

    Police Rescue a Raccoon on Leash in Puntarenas

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – A raccoon being walked on a leash in the middle of Puntarenas was seized this morning by security...

    Police Unable to Save Poached Sea Turtle Eggs in Playa Hermosa

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Three people were arrested this morning when they went Hermosa Beach in Garabito with 296 turtle eggs. Subjects were...

    Perpetual Tourist? Overstayed Your Visa?

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Living and retiring in Costa Rica is attainable for just about anybody with a love of nature, a...

    Watch for Costa Rica Propane and Gasoline Increases Starting Today

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Unfortunately, the price of fuel is going up. The increase reflects the update on a fuel tax through...

    Intensive International Trade Regulations on Sharks and Stingrays Began This Week

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Since Sunday a new regulation went into effect that came from the Convention on International Trade in Endangered...

    Dry Law in Effect for 12 Cantons This Independence Day – Are You In...

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – According to the reform of the Electoral Code and the new Liquor Act No. 9047, municipalities have the...

    Authorities Find Over 9,000 Poached Sea Turtle Eggs in Guanacaste

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Some 9,623 turtle eggs were seized by law enforcement in Guanacaste, which is one of the largest seizures...

    Nine Endangered Species Rescued from Home in Paso Canoas

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Nine wild animals were under illegal possession in a house in the Paso Canoas reported the National System...

    Despite Appeals Obama Extends Cuba’s Trade Embargo for Another Year

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The White House announced that the President of the United States, Barack Obama, has extended the trade embargo...
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