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    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...

    Competition Encourages New Methods to Prevent Smoking in Costa Rica

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - For 30 continuous hours, six teams comprised of 20 young people are competing in a hackathon taking place...

    First Death from Dengue Fever Confirmed in Costa Rica Since 2010

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The Ministry of Health of Costa Rica confirmed the death of a woman due to dengue, who became...

    RECOPE Selling More Gas with MMT Additive that Should be Banned by the Ministry...

    Despite complaints of damages to vehicles and the damage it causes to people’s health and the environment, the Costa Rican Oil Refinery (RECOPE) will...

    Report Shows RECOPE Exceeds Legal Limits of Highly Toxic Chemicals in Fuel

    The Association of Vehicle and Machinery Import (AIVEMA) conducted a series of chemical studies that states that the gasoline the Costa Rican Oil Refinery...

    Costa Rica’s government vows better food safety

    The government has announced new guidelines to strengthen the surveillance in agricultural food production and improve sanitary conditions in places where food is prepared and sold.

    AH1N1 pandemic reinforces stewardship of the Ministry of Health

    by TCRN Staff 2009 was full of important challenges that served to strengthen the Ministry of Health in its role of stewardship in health-related issues,...
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