Costa Rica’s Comptroller General has shared key insights into the country’s economic woes. Is President Solís listening?
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One of the major proposed changes would swap the current sales tax for a value added tax that would encompass services as well as goods. Tourism activities would be exempt for the first year after the law goes into effect, then charged 5 percent in the second year, 10 percent in the third and 15 percent starting the fourth year.
Former CNN business journalist Alberto Padilla moderated the discussion among five presidential candidates on Thursday evening.
Aside from their opinions about RECOPE’s monopoly, candidates agreed on most of the other economic issues discussed at the debate.
Aside from meetings in San José, the Abu Dhabi mission will also travel to the northern Pacific province of Guanacaste to evaluate investment options in tourism projects.
(Courtesy of Foreign Ministry)
Local officials presented members of the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development with a series of projects in public infrastructure and public services.
Judicial workers marched to the Legislative Assembly on July 19 after lawmakers dismissed a union plan for pension reform.
(Judicial workers’ union)
President Luis Guillermo Solís said that he knows the whole country is outraged about the Judicial workers’ strike.
Costa Rica’s agent before the International Court of Justice Edgar Ugalde (center), and Foreign Minister Manuel González Sánz (right), attend the first day of hearings in The Hague, Netherlands, on July 3.
Nicaragua’s arguments in the border dispute include a map of Costa Rica without the Nicoya peninsula, claiming that the maritime limits disputed before the ICJ should not take that territory into account.
Scattered groups of demonstrators gather in front of the Caja’s main building in downtown San José on June 29, 2017.
The strike in public hospitals provoked the suspension of 1,030 medical appointments, 229 specialized procedures and 114 surgeries.
The heated exchange between Costa Rica’s Manuel González Sanz and Venezuela’s Delcy Rodríguez Gómez during the OAS Assembly in Mexico were a symbol of the lack of consensus that dominated the meeting.
(Foreign Ministry / OAS)
Venezuela’s Foreign Minister called her Costa Rican counterpart a “political illiterate” and accused him of promoting violence in Venezuela.
Sharon Day recently stepped down from her role at the Republican National Committee, a position she held since 2011.
(Via Sharon Day’s Facebook)
Sharon Day served on the Executive Committee of the Broward County Republican Party beginning in 1994.
Minister Carlos Villalta Villegas and President Luis Guillermo Solís at a public event last Friday June 7 announce the launching of works of a project to fix the road to Monteverde, Puntarenas.
(Courtesy of Casa Presidencial)
President Luis Guillermo Solís also reported that MOPT Vice Minister Guiselle Alfaro had also handed him her resignation earlier on Monday, arguing personal reasons.
María del Rocío Sáenz said President Luis Guillermo Solís requested her resignation for political reasons.
Health Minister Fernando Llorca Castro will replace Sáenz starting Thursday and Vice Minister María Esther Anchía will temporarily work as Health Minister.