Alleged gold miners camp outside Corcovado National Park, demand compensation 
Conservation
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Conservation
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Alleged gold miners camp outside Corcovado National Park, demand compensation 

L. Arias - February 20, 2017

A group of more than 100 people who identified themselves as gold miners set up a camp just outside Corcovado National Park on Sunday. They are demanding…

Costa Rican court orders effective protection for Corcovado National Park
Conservation
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Conservation
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Costa Rican court orders effective protection for Corcovado National Park

L. Arias - February 2, 2017

The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, ordered the Costa Rican government to outline a plan to protect Corcovado National Park and other nearby areas…

Supreme Court deems wording of Animal Welfare Bill unconstitutional
Animal welfare
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Animal welfare
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Supreme Court deems wording of Animal Welfare Bill unconstitutional

L. Arias - February 1, 2017

Costa Rica's Animal Welfare Bill – which seeks to establish harsher punishments, including prison time, for abusing or killing animals – has suffered a new setback. On Wednesday, the…

Motorists get cheaper fuel prices starting this week
Business
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Business
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Motorists get cheaper fuel prices starting this week

L. Arias - November 30, 2016

Per-liter prices of fuel dropped on Tuesday and will remain unchanged until next year. The cuts, ranging from ₡19-41 per liter, correspond to pending fuel price settings from…

Two requests to lower fuel prices await Sala IV ruling
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Business
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Two requests to lower fuel prices await Sala IV ruling

L. Arias - November 16, 2016

The National Oil Refinery (RECOPE) requested two fuel price cuts in the past month and international prices of oil products this week fell to their lowest levels…

Supreme Court: Banco Nacional engaged in “coercion” in La Nación case
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Costa Rica
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Supreme Court: Banco Nacional engaged in “coercion” in La Nación case

L. Arias - October 20, 2016

The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, ruled in favor of the daily La Nación in a case against state-owned Banco Nacional (BN). La Nación's…

Supreme Court rules prison sentences in animal welfare bill unconstitutional
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Costa Rica
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Supreme Court rules prison sentences in animal welfare bill unconstitutional

L. Arias - September 22, 2016

The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, Sala IV, ruled unconstitutional on Wednesday various articles of an animal welfare bill currently pending a final vote at the Legislative…

Supreme Court bans use of national symbols in liquor ads
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Booze
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Supreme Court bans use of national symbols in liquor ads

L. Arias - July 24, 2016

As Costa Ricans celebrate one of the country's most patriotic holidays Monday, the ads for the beer they'll be drinking should, if legal, be notably unpatriotic. The Constitutional…

Request to raise fuel prices provokes sharp criticism
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Business
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Request to raise fuel prices provokes sharp criticism

L. Arias - June 17, 2016

The National Oil Refinery (RECOPE) last Friday filed a petition to raise fuel prices that, if approved, would be the fourth increase this year. The announcement came the same…

Lawmakers look to reinstate corporate tax law
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Business
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Lawmakers look to reinstate corporate tax law

L. Arias - April 21, 2016

The Legislative Committee on Financial Affairs on Wednesday approved the latest version of a bill to reinstate the country’s corporate tax law, which was ruled unconstitutional last year…