Budget talks ended in a stalemate Thursday at the Legislative Assembly, with Assembly Vice President Marcela Guerrero adjourning the session at 6 p.m. without a deal. Costa Rica’s Constitution states that legislators must pass next year’s budget by Nov. 30, meaning that lawmakers will have to work Saturday toward a second and final round of voting.
Officials at the Social Security System (Caja) on Thursday confirmed that next year they will begin offering a quick new test for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, or HIV, that returns results within two hours.
A roundup of events taking place Nov. 28 – Dec. 4.
In Marissa Kennerson’s new novel “The Family,” 17-year-old Twig lives in a reclusive commune near Turrialba.
The Costa Rican Banking Association (ABC) this week launched a security operation coordinated with Judicial Investigation Police agents and National Police officers, with the goal of reducing theft and fraud that usually spike beginning on Black Friday weekend. The start of Costa Rica’s Christmas bonus payments, or aguinaldos, also brings an increase in crime each year.
Following the announcement last week that Costa Rica’s $29 airport exit tax will be rolled into the price of airline tickets beginning Dec. 3, Bancrédito officials have clarified that they will continue collecting the tax at airport counters for at least 90 more days to facilitate travelers who already purchased tickets.
We’ve never noticed a nexus between this wild outpost of Costa Rica in the remote northeastern corner of the country and space flight… Until now.
The halls were decked with lights and wreaths at the offices of the Union of Private-Sector Chambers and Associations but there was little holiday cheer in the group’s latest business survey. Over 60 percent of businesses surveyed in the report said that they did not plan to hire any new employees in 2015, according to results released Wednesday.