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    ICT Presents New Roadmap for Tourism Industry Recovery

    Taking advantage of an unprecedented national advertising campaign and with actions aimed at reducing prices for the final consumer. In this way,...

    Costa Rica to Build First Plant to Manufacture Recycled Plastic Blocks

    Costa Rica will have its first plant in the country to building blocks from plastic waste, in such a way that they generate ecological construction systems

    Health Alert in Costa Rica for Counterfeit “Colgate” Toothpaste

    The Ministry of Health, through the Directorate of Regulation of Products of Health Interest, alerts the general population about the detection in...

    “Morning-After” Pill May Be Sold to Minors without Parental Consent

    The so-called “morning-after” pill, used as an emergency contraceptive, can be sold in pharmacies to minors without requiring the presence of a...

    Use of Herbicides in Public Places Triggers Alert for Health Affectation

    The Ministry of Health alerts the population for the serious affectation of health that can cause the use of herbicides registered as...

    Alert in Costa Rica: Cheap Liquor Has Killed 20 People

    Sitting on the sidewalk of Avenida 5 de San José, in the red zone of the capital of Costa Rica, Roberto Baca, says he...

    Plot of Yellow Almond Trees to Protect Endangered Green Macaw Is Sown in Sarapiquí

    At the ASADA de Horquetas of Sarapiquí, the Ministry of Health and the municipality set up a team to sow a complete plot of...

    Glyphosate Confronts Companies and Environmentalists

    The use of herbicides with glyphosate presents antagonistic positions. On the one hand, the marketing companies make a defense of the product; on the...

    Ministry of Health: Vaccine Against Papilloma in 10-Year-Old Girls Is Mandatory

    "The vaccine is mandatory, so, in conjunction with the National Board of Children (PANI) and in collaboration with the Public Force, the State will...

    Costa Rican Company Manages Permission to Market Medicinal Cannabis Products

    The company Vertical CR processes, before the Ministry of Health, the permission to be able to commercialize medicinal cannabis products in the...

    Ministry of Health Approves Sanitary Registry of the “Morning After Pill”

    After reviewing the documents submitted by the pharmaceutical company Richter PLC Geodon, the Ministry of Health approved the drug registration Levonorgestrel, popularly...

    Inciensa Confirms 2 New Imported Cases of Measles for Children of American Origin

    The results of the Costa Rican Institute of Research and Education in Nutrition and Health (Inciensa) confirmed on Thursday that 2 minors,...

    Costa Ricans Consume Almost Double Salt of What They Should

    Costa Rica almost doubles the amount of salt that, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), should be consumed, a situation that is worrying...

    Government Warns about Online Purchase

    The online purchase of medicines, cosmetics, natural products, plants or living things will bring you more problems than benefits, as they are products that...

    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...

    80% of indigenous zika cases concentrated in Puntarenas

    Eight of the ten zika cases that have appeared in the country are concentrated in the province of Puntarenas. Of the eleven cantons that form...

    Costa Rica to register first vaccine to prevent dengue

    On Tuesday the Ministry of Health gave its endorsement for the country to administer its first vaccine for preventing dengue, confirmed Minister Fernando Llorca. Dengvaxia is...

    Viva la Fiesta! Permits for the Puntarenas Carnaval This Weekend Were Finally Approved

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Finally at noon today, the Playa Association of Puntarenas, Asoplaya, received the necessary endorsements from the Ministry of...

    Costa Rican Housewives are the Most Susceptible to Chikungunya

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - According to the Ministry of Health, Costa Rican housewives are the part of the population most affected by...

    Costa Rica Dengue Cases Decreased 78% in 2014; Ministry of Health Encourages Citizens to...

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The Costa Rica Ministry of Health is asking the public to continue to increase their preventive measures in...

    Ministry of Health Dishes the Good, the Bad, and the Fined During the Zapote...

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Today marks the end of the Zapote holiday festivities.  While the event was mostly enjoyed by thousands of...

    Chikungunya Virus Under Control in Chomes But New Cases are Popping Up in Surrounding...

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The chikungunya virus has been declared under control in the community of Chomes de Puntarenas, but the virus...

    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...

    Want to Quit Smoking? New Texting Program Has Already Helped 300 Costa Ricans Kick...

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The Ministry of Health has implemented a new system to help people quit smoking through the use of...

    Let the Festivities Begin! The 10 Day Zapote Festival Permitting is Cleared and Ready...

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The organizers of the Zapote New Year’s festival have secured all health permits and required paperwork to kick...

    The Female Condom is Gaining Popularity in Costa Rica and Will be Available Nationwide...

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS) has confirmed that female condoms will now be available to policyholders...

    Nicaraguan Sex Worker Organization Celebrates Seven Years of Women’s Rights Accomplishments

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The Association of Nicaraguan Working Women in the Sex Industry (Nicaragua RedTraSex) today celebrated seven years of fighting...

    Check Your Household Cleaners; Panama Just Banned the Use of Nonylphenol Due to Health...

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Health authorities in Panama have banned the use and sale of any cleaning product containing the substance nonylphenol,...

    It’s Mustache Season! Ticos Unite for Prostate Cancer Awareness in ‘Movember’

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – If October is the month of the rose as a symbol against breast cancer, in November it’s growing a...

    Experimental Dengue Vaccine Could Be Available in Costa Rica by 2015

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Costa Rica has developed a vaccine against dengue which is currently undergoing comprehensive studies. According to the National Immunization...

    Costa Rican Mothers Fighting for More Breastfeeding Rights

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – According to the National Breastfeeding Committee of the Ministry of Health, constant complaints are received or advice is...

    FDA Warns Common Baby Teething Anstehetic May Cause Severe Health Problems

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – A drug used to treat pain in teething infants could mean big risks, including seizures, severe brain damage...

    Traditional Costa Rican Dishes Make a Gluten-free Lifestyle Simple and Cheap

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Traditional dishes of Costa Rica are the perfect match for people who are gluten sensitive or celiac, since...

    Costa Rica Prepares ‘Green Alert’ to Fight the Chikungunya Virus

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) –The Ministry of Health is preparing for the declaration of a ‘green alert’ for chikungunya in the country. According to the Director...

    Costa Rica Ministry Suspends Trash Incineration to Protect the Environment

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The ministries of Environment and Energy (Minae) and the Health ministry established a national moratorium on any activity...

    Many of Costa Rica's Animal Shelters Are 'Off the Books'

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The majority of people who decide to convert their farms and land into shelters for street animals do not...

    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...

    GNC Struggles With Costa Rican Government Over Supplement Regulation

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – GNC, chain stores selling nutritional supplements, may have to close facilities because they argue that the Ministry of...

    Costa Rica Ministry of Health Concerned About the Chikungunya Virus

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The Ministry of Health in Costa Rica is concerned about the spread of the chikungunya virus found in...

    Costa Rica Begins New Electronic Food Registration System

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - A new system developed by the Digital Government Program and implemented by the Costa Rican Chamber of Food...
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