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Since  2009, the Civil Registry has referred 566 marriages for investigation to the Attorney General’s Office. In 49 cases a criminal conviction has been successful, and in 70 others a criminal investigation is ongoing. In every case, the event that…
Since  2009, the Civil Registry has referred 566 marriages for investigation to the Attorney General's Office. In 49 cases a criminal conviction has been successful, and in 70 others a criminal investigation is ongoing. In every case, the event that triggered the investigation was the marriage of a foreign national, who sought naturalization to become a citizen of Costa…
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Spanish-language daily La Extra reported this morning that the son of Ryan Piercy, Alejandro (age 26) has also disappeared. The news comes a week after the disappearance of Ryan Piercy, who is the director of the Association of Residents of Costa Rica…
Spanish-language daily La Extra reported this morning that the son of Ryan Piercy, Alejandro (age 26) has also disappeared. The news comes a week after the disappearance of Ryan Piercy, who is the director of the Association of Residents of Costa Rica (ARCR) and Casa Canada Group. La Extra, originally reported that Piercy is being…
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A group of concerned citizens protested this morning before the steps of the Supreme Court, calling for the resignation of the country’s attorney general. Jorge Chavarría, who has admitted prosecutors mishandled evidence in the trial of men accused of…
A group of concerned citizens protested this morning before the steps of the Supreme Court, calling for the resignation of the country's attorney general. Jorge Chavarría, who has admitted prosecutors mishandled evidence in the trial of men accused of murdering environmental activist, Jairo Mora is also refusing to appear before Congress to testify on behalf…
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As is the tradition, the height of the annual festival in Palmares was the Tope or horse parade. Bull baiting, eating and drinking beer are also among the favorite activities. This year concerts were organized as part of a Festival Ranchero. A total of…
As is the tradition, the height of the annual festival in Palmares was the Tope or horse parade. Bull baiting, eating and drinking beer are also among the favorite activities. This year concerts were organized as part of a Festival Ranchero. A total of 450 police officers were deployed to secure the event, and 300…
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Nearly two weeks of bull baiting, carnival rides and fast food came to a close on Sunday at the fairgrounds in Zapote. A total of 301 improvised bull baiters required medical attention, at a cost of ¢24.4 million ($46,037). Source crhoy.com
Nearly two weeks of bull baiting, carnival rides and fast food came to a close on Sunday at the fairgrounds in Zapote. A total of 301 improvised bull baiters required medical attention, at a cost of ¢24.4 million ($46,037). Source crhoy.com
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U.S citizen Joshua Louis Edwards, age 24 was arrested in Costa Rica and has been extradited on Thursday in a joint operation between law enforcement in the United States and immigration authorities in Costa Rica. Edwards, who was convicted of running a…
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More than two weeks following the departure under mysterious circumstances of General Manager Ryan Piercy the Casa Canada Group and it’s division the Association of Residents of Costa Rica, ARCR Administration S.A. (or ARCR) has yet to issue a press…
More than two weeks following the departure under mysterious circumstances of General Manager Ryan Piercy the Casa Canada Group and it's division the Association of Residents of Costa Rica, ARCR Administration S.A. (or ARCR) has yet to issue a press release or public statement regarding its current management or future. The whereabouts of Piercy are…
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Costa Rican Central Bank (BCCR) announced on Wednesday that it had sold $21.7 million in dollars to stabilize the exchange rate. The news comes just three days after the BCCR announced a new monetary policy, abolishing a system of exchange rate bands,…
Costa Rican Central Bank (BCCR) announced on Wednesday that it had sold $21.7 million in dollars to stabilize the exchange rate. The news comes just three days after the BCCR announced a new monetary policy, abolishing a system of exchange rate bands, which it had concluded as obsolete. It also brought to $37.3 million, as…
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Costa Rica Central Bank (BCCR) announced over the weekend that it will eliminate the system of maintaining an exchange rate floor and ceiling, and allow the exchange rate to “float”. A press release from the bank said that it had not intervened to change…
Costa Rica Central Bank (BCCR) announced over the weekend that it will eliminate the system of maintaining an exchange rate floor and ceiling, and allow the exchange rate to "float". A press release from the bank said that it had not intervened to change the value of the colon, outside of the bands since December…
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Members of the Costa Rican Associations of Private Enterprise (UCCAEP) are calling on the Solís government to issue a declaration of emergency, due to a rising tide of layoffs and companies departing Costa Rica. The group is questioning the macroeconomic…
Members of the Costa Rican Associations of Private Enterprise (UCCAEP) are calling on the Solís government to issue a declaration of emergency, due to a rising tide of layoffs and companies departing Costa Rica. The group is questioning the macroeconomic stability of the country and taking issue with loss of 26,000 jobs during the last…
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Everybody knows that April 15th is the tax filing deadline in the United States. Many people ask, do I need to file a tax return by April 15th even if I live outside of the United States? If you live outside of the United States, your tax filing deadline…
Everybody knows that April 15th is the tax filing deadline in the United States. Many people ask, do I need to file a tax return by April 15th even if I live outside of the United States? If you live outside of the United States, your tax filing deadline is June 15th, not April 15th.…
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Costa Rica will eliminate the visa requirement for citizens of Russia, in a move intended to boost tourism from that country. The decision was announced yesterday by the Ministry of the Presidency, the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) and the…
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