Here’s a listing of business hours for stores, embassies, clinics and other useful info this holiday season.
Workers from the state-run Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) on Thursday finished placing the last layer of rock and earth that will support the Reventazón hydroelectric project, which when completed will become the largest dam in Central America.
Coming down with dengue or chikungunya is a feverish nightmare. Now imagine having both viruses at the same time. That’s what happened to two residents of the Pacific community of Chomes, in Puntarenas, who tested positive for both viruses, Costa Rica’s Health Ministry reported Thursday.
A roundup of events taking place Dec. 19 – 25.
The island was a refuge for my Jewish grandparents in the mid-1920s, at a time when the United States was imposing cruel quotas on European Jewish immigration. And I feel a bond, deep and mysterious, to this place, so small and yet so important to modern history.
President Luis Guillermo Solís signed an executive decree Thursday that reiterates his government’s pledge to maintain essential services, including police and hospitals, and establish protocols to guarantee that these and other public services are not interrupted by labor disputes.
Constitutional Court Secretary Martín Guzmán announced in a press conference that justices of the country’s highest court had agreed with a constitutional appeal filed by the Prosecutor’s Office against a previous ruling by a lower court judge. A new trial could begin on Jan. 5.
Despite reports of slow growth in Costa Rica’s business sector, those operating under the franchising regime grew by 12.7 percent, according to the National Franchise Center, part of the Costa Rican Chamber of Commerce.
He was just about at the end of the line. This saved his life.
Among the sharpest memories Guillermo “Bill” Vidal has of being sent from his childhood home in Cuba was waiting in the airport. There he was in 1961, he and his two brothers and so many other kids, distraught, excited, scared, separated from their parents by glass.