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Starbucks investigating climate-change resistant coffee in Costa Rica
Coffee
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Coffee
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Starbucks investigating climate-change resistant coffee in Costa Rica

AFP and The Tico Times - March 9, 2019

The United States-based company Starbucks signed an agreement Friday in Costa Rica to support the research of variants of coffee resistant to diseases and adaptable to climate…

Help wanted: Job fair aims to fill 3,800 positions
Job offers
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Job offers
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Help wanted: Job fair aims to fill 3,800 positions

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 10, 2019

The Costa Rican Investment Board (CINDE) will host its 14th annual job fair on Feb. 22-24 at the Convention Center of Costa Rica in Cariari, Heredia. More than…

Uber: Proposed law a start, but ‘far from a proposal that encourages innovation’
Uber
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Uber
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Uber: Proposed law a start, but ‘far from a proposal that encourages innovation’

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 23, 2019

Uber on Wednesday issued a press release criticizing the Costa Rican government's proposed law that would formally legalize ride-sharing platforms in the country. The law would designate…

Costa Rica proposes law to legalize (and tax) ride-hailing app Uber
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica proposes law to legalize (and tax) ride-hailing app Uber

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 23, 2019

Uber’s questionable legal standing in Costa Rica may soon reach a resolution. The country’s Executive Branch on Tuesday proposed a law that will allow “taxi drivers and…

Costa Rica reduces fiscal deficit more than anticipated
Economy
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Economy
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Costa Rica reduces fiscal deficit more than anticipated

AFP and The Tico Times - January 22, 2019

Costa Rica closed 2018 with a fiscal deficit of 6 percent of its GDP, below the 7.2 percent that had been projected by the Central Bank, President…

Costa Rican crypto: The Bitcoin economy in Costa Rica
Bitcoin
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Bitcoin
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Costa Rican crypto: The Bitcoin economy in Costa Rica

Duncan Anderson - January 4, 2019

Costa Ricans can legally receive part of their salary in cryptocurrency, and given the impending financial crisis in Costa Rica, does it make sense to do so?…

IMF projects economic slowdown in Costa Rica in 2018
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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IMF projects economic slowdown in Costa Rica in 2018

AFP and The Tico Times - December 13, 2018

The economy of Costa Rica will slow in 2018 and reach a growth of 2.6% on the year, concluded a report from a team of International Monetary…

Colon tanks, Costa Rica raises interest rates to slow inflation
Business
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Business
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Colon tanks, Costa Rica raises interest rates to slow inflation

AFP and The Tico Times - November 1, 2018

For the first time in history, the Costa Rican Colon surpassed 600 colones per dollar. On Wednesday, some banks were reporting an exchange rate of ₡616 for…

Textiles for change: La Carpio enterprise sews with a purpose
Business
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Business
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Textiles for change: La Carpio enterprise sews with a purpose

Elizabeth Lang - April 16, 2018

Two years ago, the System of Art Education for Social Inclusion (SIFAIS) invited people from the shantytown of La Carpio, located on the outskirts of San José,…

Venezuelan company to furlough workers in Costa Rica
Business
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Business
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Venezuelan company to furlough workers in Costa Rica

AFP - April 6, 2018

A Venezuelan state-owned aluminum firm has announced it wants to furlough more than 300 workers at its Costa Rica plant because of lack of raw goods to…

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