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    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,...

    Colombia gives first medicinal cannabis license

    Colombia granted the first license to produce derivatives of cannabis for medicinal purposes in the country to a company based in Canada, reported the...

    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...

    Costa Rica Environmentalists Outraged at Permits Allowing Hammerhead Shark Fins to be Exported

    Costa Rica's INCOPESCA and System for Conservation Areas (SINAC), has given permission for the export of hammerhead fins, a protected shark species. One of these...

    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,...

    International Financial Organization Evaluates Costa Rica Money Laundering Vulnerabilities

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Representatives from the Financial Action Task of Latin America (GAFILAT) are in Costa Rica until January 30 to discuss...

    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...

    Don’t Get Your Car Impounded Over the Holidays! You Won’t be Able to Get...

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Towed vehicles or plates retained by the traffic police from December 24 through January 4, 2015 cannot be...

    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 Decree Outlines Artificial and Natural Reef Protection Policies for Costa Rica

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - New decrees will provide regulatory frameworks for the protection of coral reefs and map out guidelines for determining the...

    Nicaraguans Granted 90 Day Visas for Costa Rica

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Costa Rica announced that starting on September 8th the General Directorate of Migration will allow Nicaraguans to have...

    New Bill Seeks to Eliminate Dividend Taxes for Costa Rican Corporations

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Deputy Otto Guevara Guth introduced the legislative bill No. 19,274, entitled: "Elimination of Tax on Dividends" which aims...

    Guatemalan Organizations Fighting Newly Adopted ‘Monsanto Law’

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) –A group of indigenous organizations in Guatemala today demanded the repeal of the so-called "Monsanto Law" and announced protests...

    New Religion-based Survey Reveals Ticos Thoughts on Homosexuality, Abortion, and Prayer

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The Ecumenical School of Religious Studies at the National University (UNA) presented its most recent study of changes...

    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...

    Costa Rica Agencies Call for Greater Child Protection Legislation

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Cases like Brandon (11 month old who died in April due to an assault by her mother and her...

    Breaking Up With Uncle Sam

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The rate of U.S. citizens denouncing their citizenship was up 212% in 2013, Forbes reported last month. Simply calling these...

    Costa Rica's Rainy Season Increases Landslides for Over Half the Country

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Over  60% of the Costa Rica is mountainous, so this percentage is prone to landslides and mudslides, especially...

    Police Canine Unit Discovers over $68,000 in Truck

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – An officer of the Canine Unit of the Ministry of Public Security detected at four in the morning...

    Weekend Raid Takes Down Illegal Cock Fighting Operation in Naranjo

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – A raid on illegal cockfighting took place in Naranjo, where apparently 32 roosters were ready to fight. The property...

    Puerto Ricans Protest Deforestation Caused by New Walgreens Build

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Puerto Rican society has been at war against deforestation initiated to build a Walgreens in the south of...

    Costa Rican Job Fair Next Week in Heredia

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – A job fair featuring at least 26 companies will be open to the public from 10:00 am to...

    Coastal Inhabitants Face Eviction by the Costa Rican Government

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Next September the moratorium period for the communities living in the shoreline area and in the border mile...

    Driver's License Renewal Soon Available at the Bank of Costa Rica

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The Road Safety Council (Cosevi) and Banco de Costa Rica (BCR) are analyzing an option to extend services...
    PROS and CONS of Incorporating in Costa Rica | TCRN

    PROS and CONS of Incorporating in Costa Rica

    Why do most expats form an S.A. or an S.R.L. in Costa Rica? Is it just because attorneys want to make extra legal fees? The truth...
    When Developers Breach Contracts | TCRN

    When Developers Breach Contracts

    After several years of prosperity, where real estate deals were being closed on a daily basis, the global economic downturn affected Costa Rica real...

    Barrantes & Associates: Meeting Legal Needs in Costa Rica

    The realities of life are always there no matter where you live, something the legal firm of Barrantes & Associates fully understands. Established in 1999, my team at Barrantes & Associates is fluent in English and can handle all legal needs.

    Costa Rica’s watchdog approves China oil contract

    SAN JOSE: Costa Rica's legal watchdog on Thursday cleared a billion-dollar contract the government signed with China to jointly build an oil refinery after...

    Medical Tourism and Healthcare in Costa Rica: Part III

    Why would someone from a developed country like the U.S. or Canada go to a developing country like Costa Rica for medical care? Quality! The third...
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