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Presidenta Chinchilla Urged To Scrap Plan Fiscal
The Costa Rican President, Laura Chinchilla, should give up the fiscal reform now under consideration at the Legislative Assembly, considered the general secretary of the Asociación Nacional de Empleados Públicos y Privados (ANEP), Albino Vargas Monday.

Costa Rican Diplomat Latest Venezuela Kidnap Victim
Venezuelan minister says kidnapped diplomat freed
A Costa Rican kidnapped during the weekend in the latest attack on foreign diplomats in Venezuela has been freed and is in good health, the Venezuelan government said this morning.

Would a Flat Tax Work in Costa Rica?
The recent imbroglio over undeclared home values and unpaid taxes that resulted in the resignations of the Minister of the Treasury and the Chief Tax Collector is threatening to derail the Fiscal Reform plan backed by the administration of President Laura Chinchilla. Not surprisingly, the different political factions at the National Assembly are weighing in with their own fiscal reform ideas.

PAC and Presidenta Chinchilla Reaffirm Support To Tax Reforms
The legislative fraction of the Partido Liberación Nacional (PLN) a part of the Partido Acción Ciudadana (PAC) continue as bed partners, emphasizing the need to continue with the Ley de Solidaridad Tributaria, commonly known as the Plan Fiscal (Tax Reform) despite the scandal of the past week involving the former Ministro de Hacienda, Fernando Herrero and the former director of Taxation, Francisco Villalobos.

APSE Calls For National Strike Against Tax Reforms and Tax Evasion
The Asociación de Profesores de Segunda Enseñanza (APSE), one of the largest public sector unions, announced it will call its membership to strike on Thursday, April 19.

Cabinet Shuffle In The Air
We have not yet recovered from the jolt in the Ministerio de Hacienda (Finance Ministry) that ended with the resignation of its minister, Fernando Herrero and its director of taxation, Francisco Villalobos, that rumours have begun flying of the departure of one or more ministers.

A Costa Rican Adventure With A Helping Twist
A secluded island deep in the jungle of Costa Rica with howling monkeys and wildlife not seen outside of a zoo in Minnesota has been the perfect vacation getaway for years for Daniel Dix.

Strict Border Controls
Nicaraguans entering or returning to Costa Rica during Semana Santa again were surprised by strict immigration controls at Peñas Blancas, the main border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

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April 11 A Legal Holiday In Costa Rica
Tomorrow is April 11 and a legal holiday in Costa Rica, when both public and private sector workers will have a (another) day off, in commemoration of national hero Juan Santamaría.

Private Clubs Not Excluded From Smoking Ban
Private places with restricted access (private clubs), are not exempt from the Ley Anitabaco (smoking ban), and all places that have a "permiso sanitario" (Health permit or patent) must comply.

Facebook Buys Instagram For a Cool Billion
It is said that a picture is worth a million words. On Monday Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, however, updated that phrase to a "billion bucks" with the announcement of a billion-dollar-deal to buy the startup behind wildly popular smartphone photo sharing application Instagram.


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