The labor ministry seeks to step up enforcement of laws protecting domestic employees even though much of the workforce is in private homes.
The curse of the front runner can be contagious. For several months Johnny Araya Monge of Partido Liberación Nacional has been enjoying front runner status in the race for president of the country. When a recent poll showed that the candidate of Frente Amplio, José María Villalta, might be giving Araya a competition, the tone of the campaign changed.
Drilling at the the Hess Deep in the Pacific uncovered major advances in understanding what goes on inside the earth.
Business organizations from the Limón areas and some lawmakers are pressing for approval of a big loan from China to widen the key Ruta 32.
The government appears to have suspended the new $5 land exit tax, but there has been no official confirmation.
The government is sending workers with questionnaires door-to-door to measure public participation in cultural activities.
The central government has agreed to a payoff of about $35 million to a Brazilian firm that had a concession to build a highway from San José to San Ramón.
The new portal or nativity scene at the Teatro Nacional might give a boost to the country's bamboo industry.
As coffee producers and the government seek to stem an epidemic of coffee rust, there is a fifth column that can harbor the disease.
School children in Limón Centro have been successful in getting a legislative committee to advance a bill to make the manatee the symbol of Costa Rica marine life.