Category Archives: COSTA RICA

5.4 Earthquake Hits Costa Rica

San Jose, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) A 5.4-magnitude earthquake shook southern Costa Rica on Wednesday night, the national volcanology and seismology institute (Ovsicori) reported Thursday.

No damage or victims were reported.

The earthquake was recorded at 23:12 hours local time last night, and its epicenter was located 22 kilometers south of Paso Canoas near the Panamanian border, Ovsicori said.

The quake was felt in southern Costa Rica and in its Central Valley, where the capital is located.


Costa Ricans March in Defense of Social Security Fund

San Jose, July 22 (Prensa Latina) More than 6,000 workers of the Social Security Fund and other unions marched in support of the three-day strike to defend this state agency.

Extra newspaper quoted the President of the Federation of Organizations of the Social Security Fund, Juan Carlos Duran, who said that this is just one of the actions in defense of the agency, to ensure its equipment and respect the rights of workers and the insured. Continue reading

Rain Yellow Alert in Costa Rica

San Jose, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) A yellow alert has been issued for coastal districts and northern Costa Rica due to persistent rain under the influence of a low pressure system.
National Meteorology Institute forecasts prompted the National Emergency Commission to issue the alert on Saturday in anticipation of heavy rains in the Pacific. Continue reading

Reduction of Basic Food Basket Prices in Costa Rica

San Jose, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) The cost of the Basic Food Basket in Costa Rica fell almost three percent in the first five months of the year, the National Institute of Statistics and Census (INEC) reported. Continue reading

Chinchilla to Begin Official U.S. Visit

San Jose, May 13 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla will make an official visit to the United States from May 14 to 21 to seek foreign investment, according to an official communique. Continue reading

Costa Rican Authorities Confirm Meeting with Nicaragua

San Jose, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Deputy Minister of Security, Walter Navarro, and of the Presidency, Mauritius Boraschi, will represent Costa Rica on Friday in a meeting with Nicaragua on the border conflict between both nations, reported the Foreign Ministry. Continue reading

Costa Rican Opposition Criticizes Ministerâ�Ös Remarks

San Jose, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) Legislators of opposition Citizenâ�Ös Action Party (PAC) criticized on Thursday Costa Rican Minister of Public Security Jose Maria Tiberino, whose remarks might increase tensions with Nicaragua over the border dispute involving the San Juan River. Continue reading

Law Prohibing Mining Governs in Costa Rica

San Jose, Feb 11 (Prensa Latina) The law that bans open-pit mining in Costa Rica came into effect with its publication in the Official Gazette. Continue reading