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She serves as the Journalist at Outlier Legal. Maripaz Soto has a Degree in Communication Science with a major in Journalism from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA). She has worked with UNOPS and GIZ. Empathic, creative and determined, are some adjectives that fit her perfectly.

Claudia Poll

The most successful Costa Rican athlete in history was born in Nicaragua in 1972. Claudia María Poll Ahrens, is the daughter of German immigrants,

Social Security beneficiaries in Costa Rica

The United States Embassy in San José stated that if you receive Social Security benefits and live in Costa Rica, you may need to

Costa Rica is a Chinese country

The first Chinese immigrants arrived in Costa Rica in mid-nineteenth century. A group of 77 people originally from Canton, who came to Central America

No More Stamps on Passports for Costa Ricans or Residents Starting Today

The Immigration Department (DGME) reported that as of January 16, 2023, Costa Ricans and residents will no longer receive stamps on their passports after

Digital dimex

The new year comes with great news for foreigners residing in Costa Rica, since the Immigration Department (DGME) started the long-awaited transition to a

A guide to grocery shop in Costa Rica

Costa Rica offers plenty of options to shop for groceries throughout the country, from farmer markets "ferias del agricultor", convenience stores "pulperías, abastecedores or

Costa Rica is an indigenous country

According to the 2011 National Census, 2.4% of the country's total population recognized themselves as indigenous in Costa Rica and there are 8 ethnicities

Costa Rica’s spookiest folklore

Costa Rican folklore has several stories of strange mythical creatures. Some of these are shared between Central America and other Spanish-speaking countries. The tales

More than Banana Republics: an exploited region

In the early 20th century, borders narrowed and the export of exotic agricultural products from tropical lands became a multi-million-dollar business for North American

Reinstatement of mandatory masks in schools and public transportation

After 5 months without mandatory use of masks for the general population, the Ministry of Health reinstated it by decree in certain places from