6 Costa Rican animal names decoded

When it comes to pointing out animals, some Costa Ricans can be extremely unspecific. Sometimes it seems that all small or rodent-like animals are referred to as zorros (foxes), and most everything else is simply referred to as a bicho. However, the reality is that the Spanish or indigenous American terms for these creatures are…

Insurance Giant From Costa Rica Gets Excellent Ratings

MEXICO CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) and the issuer credit rating of “a-” of Instituto Nacional de Seguros (INS) (San Jose, Costa Rica). The outlook for both ratings is stable. The ratings reflect INS’ favorable operating performance in conjunction with strong capitalization, sound reinsurance program and its position…