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Hundreds of video cameras to monitor Costa Rican streets

The Public Security Ministry is beginning the nationwide installation of 342 surveillance cameras as a means of curtailing the crime rate. The cameras will be strategically located in the cities of San José, Alajuela, Heredia and Limón, and will be monitored 24 hours a day by 60 policemen. According to the Costa

On the date: June 06, 1977 9:21 am by chris

Laura Chinchilla Wins – Costa Rica’s First Woman President

As millions were watching the New Orleans Saints betting the Indianapolis Colts, during Sunday’s Superbowl, Costa Rica presidential candidate, Laura Chinchilla won the nation’s presidency Sunday with a landslide victory in which she prevailed in each of the country’s seven provinces. She is Costa Rica’s first woman president.

On the date: July 07, 1977 5:52 pm by chris

Costa Rica Spanish-Political Talk and Related Words

Costa Ricans approach the presidential elections with such enthusiasm that they celebrate Election Day as if it were a big party or national holiday. People wearing party colors, honking cars and bands playing Latin music all contribute to the festive atmosphere. The Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones lets Costa Ricans know

On the date: July 07, 1977 10:32 am by chris

Latin America Trade: Panama Best, Venezuela Worst

Only Panama boosts exports, while Central America fares better than expected. Venezuela and Ecuador lose most in exports. As Latin American governments are forecasting a pickup in trade this year, a Latin Business Chronicle analysis of UN estimates shows that the region last year posted a 23 percent decline in

On the date: August 08, 1977 11:15 am by chris

Costa Rican President's Approval Rating Lowest on Record

Costa Ricans’ confidence in the administration of President Óscar Arias has reached its lowest level in four years according to a poll released by Unimer Research International. An approval rating index maintained by the firm showed a significant drop in the first month of 2010 to

On the date: August 08, 1977 11:22 am by chris

Costa Rica On The Hunt For More European Tourists

Every day more and more Europeans make Costa Rican their vacation destination. According to the Cámara Nacional de Turismo (Canatur) more people from the "Viejo Continente" (Old Continent, as Europe is referred to in Costa Rica) are curious to discover the country they hear so much about. Canatur says that in

On the date: August 08, 1977 11:26 am by chris

You can run from the IRS, but you can't hide

Q: Do I have to pay taxes on money I take out of my 401(k) if I retire to another country and expatriate?

A: Some retirees head to Florida or Arizona for shelter from the snow and cold. But it sounds like you may be headed outside the U.S.

On the date: August 08, 1977 8:51 am by chris

First IMAX Theater Opens In Costa Rica – 3-D Viewing

IMAX (short for Image MAXimum) is a motion picture film format and projection standard created by Canada’s IMAX Corporation whose technology is geared to the 3D. So there is lot of excitement about the new IMAX theater going in Escazú, and no one is more excited than Repretel, the

On the date: August 08, 1977 9:35 am by chris

Announcing the new yourville

Today, we’re happy to announce that we’ve released the totally new Yourville to the public. After many months of hard work and dedication, the day is here that we unveil our Beta release to the public. We’ve been doing private beta testing for the last few weeks,

On the date: August 08, 1977 10:20 pm by chris

One Less Way to Get Taken in Costa Rica

For those of you who have had the pleasure of being forced to use those orange airport (SJO only) taxis and thus overpaying for every trip, your time has arrived. These taxis have had a monopoly at the San Jose airport for many years, and for many years, they have had

On the date: September 09, 1977 1:41 pm by chris

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