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Why is Costa Rica A Very Happy Country?

Posted on: Nov 24 2014 - 10:34am | Comments Off
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COSTA RICA JOURNAL — Are Costa Ricans satisfied with their government, standard of living, income, and society in general? How is the poverty level in the country? How is Costa Rica different from its unstable neighbouring countries with similar geographical features? Or, why is Costa Rica doing so well while its neighbours are not? What is Pura Vida? Following are some of the answers found on Quora of questions we often hear of people wanting to know about Costa Rica. Cesar González, a Costa Rican journalist, writes: “Well, the answer to the first two questions is no. Costa Ricans are not satisfied with the government, or the social status. We think we deserve better, though many of us are very aware that we are a blessed country. But,...

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Mili: The Magic Herb Woman

At age 53, Mili Goldenberg affirms that she doesn’t have wrinkles thanks to the effects of her ointments.Photo by Ariana Crespo COSTA RICA EXTRA (By Roberto Acuña Ávalos, Vozdeguanacaste)  — As she can’t fly around on a broom, Milagro Goldenberg – or “Mili,” as her friends call her – prefers not to be called a witch. But it is no secret that her...

Posted on: Nov 24 2014 - 10:34am | Comments Off
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Mili: The Magic Herb Woman

At age 53, Mili Goldenberg affirms that she doesn’t have wrinkles thanks to the effects of her ointments.Photo by Ariana Crespo COSTA...

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Beach Blunder

QCOSTA RICA ( By Carol Jean Connolly)– I slathered the cream over all exposed parts before I left the room. My goal was to walk...

Panama: Increased Penalties for Tax Arrears

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CENTRAL AMERICA NEWS — At the end of the December 31, deadline to qualify for the current moratorium, a 10% surcharge will be incurred by those behind in the payment of taxes on income or property.According to some taxpayers this measure represents a “… Disguised tax increase, which contradicts the promise made by President Juan Carlos Varela not to raise taxes, despite the existing...

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A Liberal Agenda For Costa Rica

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There are 1,096,000 Costa Ricans living in poverty. 610,000 of them receive some government benefit from the 14 major state-run programs providing aid, but still almost half a million people don’t get any support....

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World is Running Out of Chocolate, Says World’s Biggest Chocolate-Maker

Shucking cocoa in Mastatal, Puriscal. In the photo, two foreign visitors pay local the farmer to to spend two weeks at the...


Matt Llano Wins Big In Costa Rica

Posted on: Nov 24 2014 - 5:34am | Comments Off
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att Llano leads Abdi Abdirahman and Ryan Hall in the early miles of the Gatorade San Jose Half Marathon. Photo: Courtesy of Gatorade San Jose Media Marathon COSTA RICA SPORTS NEWS — The American defeated Olympians Abdi Abdirahman and Ryan Hall at the Gatorade Half Marathon in San Jose. On Sunday, Matt Llano of Flagstaff, Ariz., showed why he is on track to become one of the next great American road racers, winning the second annual Gatorade San José Media Marathon in Costa Rica over U.S Olympians Ryan Hall and Abdi Abdirahman. Upcoming marathon is the San José 21k and 42k  on December 7 Llano made his presence known from the get-go, gradually pulling away from his countryman throughout the race to win easily in 1 hour, 5 minutes. “It’s...

Beach Blunder

Posted on: Nov 24 2014 - 5:33am | Comments Off
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QCOSTA RICA ( By Carol Jean Connolly)– I slathered the cream over all exposed parts before I left the room. My goal was to walk from one end of the beach to the other in my itsy-bitsy teeny-weenie black fringed...

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Costa Rica Security Ministry Bans Import of Weapons With “Military Look”

Although within the legal parameters of calibre and performance, the ministro de Seguridad, Celso Gamboa, has banned the importation of weapons like in the photo above for its “military look”. (Photo José Cordero, La Nacion) COSTA RICA NEWS — Weapons dealers in Costa Rica have voiced their objection and criticize the directive by the Ministro de Seguridad...

Posted on: Nov 24 2014 - 5:33am | Comments Off
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Fresh Costa Rica Tropical Fruit

Posted on: Nov 23 2014 - 7:24pm | Comments Off
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Soaking up beautiful rays of sunshine, while maintaining a low stress profile, eating local and home grown food, and enjoying some of the most beautiful beaches in the world…is pura vida at its best. From Florblanca.com blog Article first appeared on QCOSTARICA, reposted with permission. Click here to go to the source article....

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Former President Rodriguez May Be Headed For Prison

COSTA RICA NEWS — Former president Miguel Ángel Rodríguez Echeverría (1998-2002) once again faces a prison term with Fridays decision by the Sala Tercera de la Corte Suprema (Third Chamber of the Supreme Court) overturned a 2011 acquittal. In April 2011, Rodríguez was convicted on four counts of illicit enrichment (corruption) charges related to the high-profile...

Posted on: Nov 23 2014 - 9:19am | Comments Off
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