Claudio Umaña always wanted to be an entrepreneur, and last year he got his chance. The 36-year-old electrical engineer got a phone call from an old friend from their time together at Intel in Costa Rica with an idea for a smartphone application. Umaña hopped on an airplane and moved to Barcelona, Spain, soon after to get in on the ground floor.
The new online platform, called Virtual Tax Administration (ATV), will be available at the ministry’s website and will replace current software taxpayers are required to install on their computers.
ROCA LOCA, Puntarenas — With an unusually light schedule for this year’s Latin Pro, the Association of Latin American Professional Surfers (ALAS) was fortunate that Diego Naranjo stepped in to secure two Costa Rica stops on the association’s competitive circuit.
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Describing the “urgent and growing” threat that was not being addressed quick enough, Obama sketched the problems already facing people living in one of the United States’ last wilderness frontiers.
The conservative president has faced mounting calls for his resignation since U.N. investigators accused him of running a massive fraud scheme at the national customs service, a scandal that has already felled his former vice president and caused nearly half his Cabinet to resign.
Karla Micheel, a member of the National Democratic Attorneys Association who represents Vera’s family, told AFP that the victims were shot in the head at point-blank range with a 9mm handgun fitted with a silencer. The gun was “clean,” meaning it had not been used in other crimes and was loaded with untraceable bullets, said Micheel, who has seen the investigation’s report.
Keylor Navas will remain at Real Madrid after the club failed to send in the transfer papers in time for David De Gea, who it was slated to buy for 30 million euros from Manchester United.
President Luis Guillermo Solís’ proposed 2016 budget is 0.5 percent greater than the ₡7.9 trillion ($14.5 billion) 2015 budget, the largest ever in Costa Rican history.
Nearly 340,000 refugees and migrants illegally crossed the border into Europe from January to July 2015, according to the EU’s border agency Frontex, compared to 280,000 for the whole of 2014.