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Costa Rican Company President Guilty of Massive Fraud in U.S., Spends Money on Soccer Team

The president of a Costa Rican company that sold reinsurance bonds to life settlement companies was found guilty by a federal jury in Richmond, Va., for carrying out a half-billion-dollar fraud scheme that affected more than 2,000 victims throughout the United States and abroad. continue reading »

Top Tax Officials in Costa Rica Resign en Mass for Not Paying Their Own Taxes

In an effort to reduce an increasing federal deficit, Costa Rica’s President Laura Chinchilla has pushed for a tax hike, all the while without knowing that allegedly several of her staff members were not paying their own taxes. continue reading »

Costa Rican Girl (12) Raped by Father; Gives Birth to Brother, Struggles to Maintain Family (VIDEO)

In the small town of Cuajiniquil, Costa Rica, a young girl’s life has been changed forever after being a victim of incest. At just 12 years of age, “Gisell” was raped by her father, Javier Luna Lopez. After the rape, she soon found out she was pregnant. She gave birth to a baby boy, her son, yet also her brother. continue reading »

Costa Rican National Guilty of $670 Million Investment Fraud in U.S.

Jorge Luis Castillo, 56, a resident of New Jersey, pleaded guilty for his role in a $670 million fraud scheme involving victims throughout the United States and abroad. continue reading »

Costa Rican Banks Now Required to Report Balances to IRS

Banks, investment funds and stock exchanges in Costa Rica and around the world must report, starting July 2013, the balances and movements on investments of U.S. citizens to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). continue reading »

Costa Rica’s Main Airport Completes 3-Yr Restructure, Ready to Double Passenger Capacity

Costa Rica’s Juan Santamaría International Airport in San José has successfully completed a three-year restructuring and is preparing to more than double its passenger capacity after partnering with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Costa Rica on Your 190th Year of Independence

Today, all of Costa Rica is celebrating and rejoicing its 190-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500's and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, enslaved native populations and decimated the island with smallpox. continue reading »

Costa Rican Mother Reunited with Kidnapped Son via Facebook After 12 Years (VIDEO)

Costa Rican mother Kattia Sanchez Liebers never gave up hope that she would see her missing son again. She never changed her name when she married so Jared could find her. She kept his pictures, toys and mementos of their life together that was cut short when her estranged husband took him, Jared’s father. continue reading »

Costa Rica and Mexico Strengthen Their Ties

Earlier this week, President Felipe Calderón of Mexico officially welcomed President Laura Chinchilla in Chapultepec. continue reading »

Americans Are Most Willing To Help Costa Rica, Dominican Republic On Latest List of Defense Partners

The United States has defense treaties with more than 50 nations, but Rasmussen Reports is finding that most Americans aren't willing to go to bat militarily for the majority of them continue reading »

President of Costa Rica to be Honored for Her Conservation Efforts

Laura Chinchilla, President of Costa Rica, will receive a prize for Excellence in National Stewardship of the Ocean, for expanded protection of the waters around Coco Island. continue reading »

Secretary of State Clinton’s Official Remarks After Meeting with Costa Rican Minister Rene Castro

it is a great pleasure for me to welcome Dr. Castro here today. I first met him when he was the incoming foreign minister, and he welcomed me to the Pathways for Prosperity Summit in San Jose. And it’s wonderful for me now to see you, Minister, here in Washington. continue reading »