Costa Rica Seeks More Investment From China

Arias Despite being ordered by a human rights court to legalize in vitro fertilization, Costa Rican lawmakers can't even agree to a discussion of the bill. Alberto Font Attorney Boris Molina, third from left, represents several Costa Rican couples denied access to in vitro fertilization because the country banned the medical procedure in 2000. The couples won a case at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, but Costa Rican lawmakers have so far ignored the ruling. A lawyer representing 23 couples who successfully sued Costa Rica at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights for banning in vitro fertilization on Monday filed a criminal complaint against the country's 57 lawmakers for failing to implement a court order to legalize the procedure. In the complaint filed with Costa Rica's Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala III, attorneyBoris Molina accusedlawmakers of failing to comply with the court ruling issued Dec. 21, 2012. More:

The island territory of 53,000 people has no income tax and is frequently labelled as a tax haven by critics. It is one of the world's most popular destinations for investment funds to organise for tax purposes. Costa Rica was one of three Central El Informe American countries the Organisation for Economic Development and Co-operation (OECD) has tagged as a tax haven. Panama and Belize were the other two. Significantly, the Costa Rica deal is reciprocal, meaning the Costa Rican government can get tax information about its citizens with assets in the United States. More:

To commemorate, in the Plaza de la Democracia and the National Museum a series of cultural events and with the participation of government officials, students and war veterans are performed. The President Laura Chinchilla celebrated this Sunday, recognizing the National Olympic Committee for their contributions to democracy. According to information from the National Archives, the 1940s constitutes one of the most significant periods in Costa Rican history during the twentieth century because it was the scene of important social reforms, most notably developing the Civil War of 1984, was drafted today Constitution and the army was abolished. After the Civil War of 1948, formed a Board of Directors, chaired by Jose Figueres Ferrer, who ruled for 18 months. Among the reforms that established the view publisher site Board of Governors may be mentioned the abolition of the army, on 1 December 1948.The National Constituent Assembly sanctioned the decision of the Board in Article 12 of the Constitution of 1949.Also, through a symbolic act, on 1 December 1948, at the Cuartel Bellavista (now the National Museum), the Costa Rican army was officially dissolved. The Costa Rica News (TCRN) San Jose Costa Rica More:

The gold standard is Tabacon Grand Spa and Thermal Resort , with world-class rooms and restaurants, as well as a river of steaming natural water, which feeds extravagant gardens and spas. A close runner-up is the Springs . It features a dozen cascading pools and whimsically decorated rooms. No matter where you stay, virtually all area hotels will arrange day trips to the many hot springs pouring from Arenal's slopes, a must while you're in Costa Rica. The wide white-sand beaches of Santa Teresa have become Costa Rica's hippest luxury escape. Santa Teresa On the tip of Nicoya Peninsula, the wide white-sand beaches of Santa Teresa have become a playground for celebrities, jet-setters and vanguard surfers. You'll need to take a ferry or small plane to the isolated spot (often voted Central America's most beautiful beach), where an array of luxury boutique hotels and condo rentals await. More:

The gathering is part of the two-day 7th China-Latin America and the Caribbean Business Summit that is under way. We see in China a promising future, a great ally with whom [read] we have in recent years built solid trade ties, said Gonzalez, adding that Costa Rica is the Central American country that exports the most to China. The summit is organised by the Costa Rica Investment Promotion Agency (Cinde) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), with the participation of businesses in the field of textiles, corporate services and infrastructure. Liberman said Costa Rica is the first country in Central America to consolidate a free trade agreement (FTA) with China, as part of its platform of trade agreements, which provides the Central American country with preferential access to several economies that together represent 70 per cent of global trade. These agreements are the main competitive advantage Costa Rica can offer Chinese investors keen on using the country as a springboard for doing business. The Costa Rican government is especially interested in attracting electric appliance manufacturers, as well as businesses in the automotive, aeronautical, logistics, commodities and renewable energy sectors. More: