Finance Minister Helio Fallas (right) and Vice Minister Fernando Rodríguez (center) said at a press conference that investigated companies and corporations created a total of 410 offshore companies in Panama.
(Via Finance Ministry)
The Finance Ministry investigation has fully identified a total of 69 local companies and corporations with links to cases listed in the Panama Papers. The remaining 51 are still under investigation.
ACAE Vice President Carolina García shows the spacecraft frame of Costa Rica’s first picosatellite, scheduled for deployment in early 2018. INA Executive President Minor Rodríguez (left) and TEC Professor Adolfo Chavez took part in the official presentation on March 22.
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A spacecraft of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency will take the satellite to the International Space Station, for its deployment into space, likely at the end of the first quarter next year.
Joel Campbell and Costa Rica have beaten Mexico just once in the teams’ last 16 meetings.
La Sele’s two early wins in the final stage of World Cup qualifying have given it a two-point advantage over Mexico heading into Friday’s match at the famed Estadio Azteca.
Lucía Mata Durán, 38, passed away on March 21, after two months at Calderón Guardia Hospital in San José.
(Via Lucía Mata’s Facebook)
The cyclist remained at Calderón Guardia Hospital in downtown San José in serious condition after the accident.
AMCHAM leaders say the proposed bill would not affect the value-added services centers that now predominate in Costa Rica.
(Via Ingram Micro for illustrative purposes)
The bill requires the Secretary of Labor to maintain a publicly available list of all employers that relocate call centers overseas, and to make such companies ineligible for federal grants or taxpayer-guaranteed loans.
RECOPE Executive President Sara Salazar at a press conference on March 20 said her institution is not to blame for high fuel prices.
RECOPE officials say opening the fuel market could have a negative impact on fuel supply in the country.
The Municipality of Montes de Oca started work on its section of the new bike path earlier this month.
The new bike path is replacing a previous route inaugurated in 2015 that is mostly unused today.
Disabled athlete Laurens Molina, alongside his family, holds up his first place medal from the Los Angeles Marathon in California Sunday.
(Courtesy of Laurens Molina/Facebook)
Tico athlete Laurens Molina won the wheelchair edition of the Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday with a time of 1:37:21.
President Luis Guillermo Solís met with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence at the White House on March 17. Costa Rica’s Casa Presidencial described the meeting as a reaffirmation of ongoing joint priorities such as the fight to contain drug trafficking. In a statement, Casa Presidencial indicated that “both delegations confirmed the stability of their trade framework… and willingness to keep working together to increase trade, investment and tourism between the two countries.”
Roberto Carlos Sánchez / Casa Presidencial
Casa Presidencial reported a cordial and productive meeting.
La Sele is preparing for two of its most complicated matches of the final World Cup qualifying round, to be held in Mexico City and San Pedro Sula, Honduras.
The new La Sele list has four new names: three from Costa Rica’s champion Deportivo Saprissa, and one from the MLS’s DC United.