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Loosen Your Wallet, Sales Tax On Food And Cigarettes Take Effect Today
If you are a smoker prepare to shell out ¢400 colones more for a 20 pack of cigarettes, as the new tax on cigarettes takes effect today.

Calling Costa Rica Home and Then Some
There are two primary reasons why people set their roots in Costa Rica´s fertile soil. The first and foremost is they have become exhausted with the way of life in the developed world. Places such as Paris, Berlin, Madrid, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago have just simply worn them out. They have resulted in an epidemic of “Alma Fatigada” (A fatigued spirit).

Former US President Bill Clinton to Speak in Costa Rica at the 2nd Annual Global Forum on Sustainability and Happiness
Starting tomorrow, May 8th and 9th, Costa Rica will host the 2nd Annual Forum on Sustainability and Happiness that will be led by Bill Clinton, former US president, Dasho Karam Ura, President of Research Center in Bhutan, and Marina Silva, ex Minister of the Environment of Brasil.

Male Inmates in Costa Rica Can Wear Women's Clothing
Costa Rica's Sala Constitucional (Constitutional Court) has ruled that prison officials must allow a male inmate to dress in women's clothing.

Suicide: The Fourth-Leading Cause of American Deaths Abroad
Countries with a relatively high annual number of American suicides are Germany, Thailand and Costa Rica
Tom Miller jumped from the eighth floor of a hotel in the Philippines in February, and Gerhard Habel hanged himself in his apartment in Thailand last April.

General Cañas Opened on Sunday After All
Friday afternoon the Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes (MOPT) announced the closure of the autopista General Cañas between the airport and Cariari, this due to a demarcation of the recent (almost four months ago) repaving of the country's most important and used road.

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Request For The Resignation Of The MOPT Is An Attempt By The Presidenta To Regain Her Popularity
The large public workers union, the Asociación Nacional de Empleados Públicos y Privados (ANEP), charges that the request made by Presidenta Chinchilla of Francisco Jimenez to resing his post at the MOPT, is an attempt to improve her popularity in the polls.



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Colombia emerges as a leading destination for information technology and business services
“Twenty-five percent of the U.S. Fortune 1000 currently outsource to Latin America,” stated Esteban Reyes, VSI’s CEO, “and independent studies consistently rate Colombia as having the best talent, cost structure and infrastructure in the region.”

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Colombian president hopes to bolster ties with China
Colombian President is hoping to boost economic ties with China in his upcoming visit to Colombia’s second-largest trading partner beginning Tuesday.
Costa Rica Not Only For Adventure Junkies
Gliding weightlessly through a white tunnel with the view obscured by a soft, billowing mist must surely be what it feels like to die.

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