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  • Plastic bags are not going away (yet)Plastic bags are not going away (yet)
    QCOSTARICA — Different commercial and productive sectors in Costa Rica have their eyes set on today, Saturday, April 20, the date on which the ban on plastic bags would come into effect. However, the same regulations impose staggered deadlines to apply their provisions and also ask for some technical requirements… Read more »
  • Media outlets in Nicaragua not reporting news regarding Sheynnis PalaciosMedia outlets in Nicaragua not reporting news regarding Sheynnis Palacios
    QCOSTARICA — According to the Costa Rica based Fundación por la Libertad de Expresión y Democracia (FLED) – Foundation for Freedom of Expression and Democracy  – report the majority of traditional media in Nicaragua avoid covering the activities of Miss Universe, Nicaraguan Sheynnis Palacios. “As part of FLED’s media monitoring,… Read more »
  • Can Microdose Mushrooms Boost Productivity? Find Out What Experts Are Saying
    Microdosing involves taking a small, controlled amount—usually around 1/8 to 1/10 of the regular dose of psychedelic drugs like LSD or magic mushrooms to enhance your daily routine. It’s particularly popular among the startup and tech community in Silicon Valley and serves as the epicentre of innovation in the tech… Read more »
  • “Respect for the division of powers” legislator tells President Chaves
    QCOSTARICA – A call for respect for the division of powers was made by legislator Daniela Rojas, of the Partido Unidad Social Cristiana (PUSC), given the announcement by President Rodrigo Chaves to veto the bill to reform the current radio broadcasting law. “This initiative, of which I am a co-proponent,… Read more »
  • Carlos Alvarado: Populism is thriving in Costa RicaCarlos Alvarado: Populism is thriving in Costa Rica
    QCOSTARICA — On Wednesday, former president Carlos Alvarado (2018-2022), said he was confident in his ability to defeat populism in the 2018 elections, but unfortunately populism is still thriving today. For the former president, populism threatens the country’s democratic institutions. “Defeating populism electorally was not going to make it disappear… Read more »
  • 1960s Costa Rica1960s Costa Rica
    QCOSTARICA – The first indigenous peoples of Costa Rica were hunters and gatherers. When the Spanish arrived, the country’s unique geographical position between Mesoamerica and the Andean cultures created a blend of cultural influences. Christopher Columbus made his first stop in Costa Rica in 1503 at Isla Uvita. Following the… Read more »
  • Holidays left in 2024
    QCOSTARICA — Costa Rica just came off a long weekend, because of the April 11 holiday being moved to Monday, leaving five mandatory pay (Statutory) holidays in 2024, and three non-payment holidays. The mandatory pay holidays are: Wednesday, May 1 – Día del trabajador (Labor Day) Thursday, July 25 –… Read more »
  • Costa Rica will not receive African migrants
    QCOSTARICA — Costa Rica’s President, Rodrigo Chaves, stated on his social media account that Costa Rica will not be receiving African migrants. Chaves also refuted claims made by British media about negotiations between Ministries of Foreign Affairs regarding deportations. “Regarding news that is circulating (to cause alarm) that CR is… Read more »
  • Average wait time for a medical consultation with a specialist or surgery in Costa RSica is over a year
    QCOSTARICA — To get an appointment with a specialist or undergo surgery, patients must wait more than a year on average, according to data from the Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social (CCSS) – Costa Rican Social Security Fund. The number of days will depend on the specialty and the saturation… Read more »
  • Costa Rica is considering legal clampdown on BitcoinCosta Rica is considering legal clampdown on Bitcoin
    QCOSTARICA — Costa Rica Debates Legal Use of Bitcoin. Jan3, a prominent Bitcoin technology firm, stated that the absence of comprehensive legislation governing the country’s crypto ownership, trading, and investment impacts the ongoing debate. The firm noted that the key concerns revolved around effective Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money… Read more »

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