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    Costa Rica powered 100% by Renewables

    Sophie Vorrath
    19 Marzo 2015
    En los medios

    The Latin American country of Costa Rica has achieved the milestone of generating 100 per cent of its energy from renewable resources, with a combination of hydropower and geothermal for 75 days in a row, the the state-owned Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) said.

  2. Marijuana activists push legalization of medical cannabis in Costa Rica

    Robert Isenberg
    25 Febrero 2015
    En los medios

    When you hear the phrase “cannabis advocate,” you might picture someone with wild hair and a Bob Marley T-shirt. But Gerald Murray is nothing like that. At a news conference on Tuesday morning, he was smartly groomed and wore a blazer.

  3. About drug law reform in Costa Rica

    30 Agosto 2014
    Primer

    This page was originally published in August 2014, and last updated in June 2016.

    In contrast to other Central American countries, the possession of drugs for immediate personal use is not a criminal offence in Costa Rica. In August 2013 the cultivation, manufacture, transport and trafficking of drugs have all been made a criminal offence under the same article, which provides for a prison sentence of between 8 and 15 years without making any distinction between the offences. The government of Costa Rica supports the launch of an open international debate on the issue, but has declared itself against decriminalisation.

  4. The Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE): An exceptional public enterprise in an atypical social democracy

    11 Julio 2013
    Article

    Despite immense pressure by corporations that have sought to undermine it, Costa Rica's public energy and telecommunications company stands out as a model in terms of its coverage, efficiency, social inclusion and environmental sustainability.

  5. Why are Marines Disembarking in Costa Rica?

    Atilio Boron
    28 Julio 2010
    Article

    The recent decision in Costa Rica to allow a massive build-up of US military presence has less to do with drug trafficking than US imperial strategy.