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My Two Colones

According to a publication by nacion.com on Tuesday, president Solis stated that “Costa Rica does not live like the wild west”. The president issued the statement in response to an article published by the BBC indicating that Costa Rica is not like Switzerland anymore, referring to an escalation of crime

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Health CareVaccinations

With the number of foreigners moving to Costa Rica, some of them wonder what the rules are in Costa Rica when it comes to vaccinations, particularly if they have children.  Earlier in the year, there was a significant discussion about this topic due to the measles outbreak in the US.

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Labor

What to pay when you are letting an employee go. Under Costa Rican labor laws, domestic workers are considered employees, and as such, you are required to pay certain benefits. A lot of people do not realize this until the employee is laid off, then a few weeks later you

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Immigration

Who is eligible under this category? The retired person or “pensionado” category is available to foreign nationals who are currently receiving a pension (or retirement income) for at least $1,000 USD per month. The pension or retirement income can come from a government retirement program, or from an independent retirement program such as

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Uncategorized

I have been an attorney for ten years. I have seen a lot of things in this short period of time. Some good things and some bad things. I am an entrepreneur and started my own company with my wife in mid 2012. We were not born in a silver platter, so we had

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Immigration

The Risks of Misinformation, Perpetual Tourism, and the 90 Day Visa For the past couple of days, an article has been circulating about a “new law” to stop the perpetual tourism in Costa Rica. There are a number of things that need to be said about this particular issue. The

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