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    France becomes the first country to ban plastic cups and cutlery

    In 2020, France will enforce a ban on plastic cups and cutlery. Exceptions will be allowed for those items created from compostable and bio-sourced...

    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...

    Animal Welfare Act in hands of Constitutional Court

    A total of 19 representatives were sent this Monday to consult the Constitutional Court on the draft Animal Welfare Act. According to Representative Otto Guevara, of the...

    Animal Rights Law Passes in Costa Rica

    After being stalled in Costa Rica's legislative assembly for months an animal welfare bill has finally been passed by President Solís' administration. Up until...

    More than 40 thousand people want fixed date for Father’s Day

    With exactly 43,940 signatures, deputies will be asked to approve a law that establishes June 17 of each year to be the fixed date...

    Why 2016 Will Be A Good Year for Business in Costa Rica

    A series of business reforms headed by Costa Rican government have improved the nation’s overall competitiveness says a recent report. Over the last five years,...

    New Bill May Tax Plastics

    666 million; that's the number of plastic bottles sold annually in Costa Rica. Some end up in dumps, some are burned and emit contaminants...

    Get Your Build On: Costa Rican Cement Prices Could Drop 20% Thanks to New...

    A new regulation that would extend the expiry date of cement (currently set at 45 days) will allow importing and selling cement at 20...

    Costa Rica Moves Forward With Plans to Use Burned Trash for a Waste-to-Energy Recycling...

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - A regulation for solid waste management by municipalities will be published in March, allowing local Costa Rica governments to generate...

    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...

    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,...

    Coast Guard Busts Fishermen Attempting to Use Live Bait in Golfo Dulce; One Surprised...

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The Costa Rica National Coast Guard stopped a fishing boat carrying several types of live bait, which is...

    Are Your Christmas Lights Up to Par? Check Out the New Costa Rica Lighting...

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - According to new national regulations, safe Christmas lights are defined as being able to withstand a maximum of...

    Costa Rica’s Caribbean Ports are About to Get a Serious Facelift

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The government of Costa Rica announced its support for the second major port project in the province of...

    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...

    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...

    Exporters Must Comply With New Gluten Labeling Demands to Ship to the USA

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The Food and Drug Administration approved a regulation this week that all products which do not contain gluten must...

    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...

    Slow Bureaucratic Processes Causing Problems for Costa Rica Businesses

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The lack of training of staff regarding customer service standards, the absence of a real digitalization system and...

    “Morning After Pill” Still In Costa Rica’s Congress

    The "Morning After Pill" - the emergency contraception - in Costa Rica is still far from reality for many women to prevent pregnancy after...

    Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband

    Costa Rica's telecom market is one of the most advanced in Central America. Despite the economic slowdown, mobile telephony is expected to grow strongly...
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