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Tourism entrepreneurs oppose license, royalty payments to canopy patent holder
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Tourism entrepreneurs oppose license, royalty payments to canopy patent holder

L. Arias - June 5, 2017

A new chapter has begun in a long-running Costa Rican tourism business controversy: The Civil Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala I, has ruled that the…

Employment outlook among industrial sector shows no improvement
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Employment outlook among industrial sector shows no improvement

L. Arias - April 25, 2017

The employment and production outlook among industrial sector companies does not look very positive for the rest of this year, a survey from the Costa Rican Chamber of…

Only 17 cantons will enforce dry law during Holy Week
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Only 17 cantons will enforce dry law during Holy Week

L. Arias - April 5, 2017

As of Wednesday evening, 17 of Costa Rica’s 81 municipalities have confirmed that they will prohibit the sale of alcohol during Holy Week, the National Union of Local…

Tax information returns extension deadline ends next week
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Tax information returns extension deadline ends next week

L. Arias - December 1, 2016

The deadline for filing informative tax returns has been extended from Nov. 30 to Dec. 5, and the Finance Ministry is advising taxpayers to do it on…

10 Ticos selected for President Obama’s Young Leaders Initiative
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10 Ticos selected for President Obama’s Young Leaders Initiative

L. Arias - September 26, 2016

Ten young Costa Rican entrepreneurs and social leaders will travel to the U.S. for five weeks to take part in President Barack Obama’s Young Leaders of the…

Caminos de Osa rural tourism project takes you to the doorsteps of Costa Rica’s people
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Caminos de Osa rural tourism project takes you to the doorsteps of Costa Rica’s people

Jill Replogle - September 5, 2016

Milking a cow was not something I expected to do on my three-day tour of Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula with the organization Caminos de Osa. And yet, once…

Yo Emprendedor gives entrepreneurs a start
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Yo Emprendedor gives entrepreneurs a start

Bernardo Montes de Oca - August 29, 2016

It's Saturday morning and there is a long line of people at the door of the Chamber of Construction offices in Tibás, where a competition is about…

Private sector confidence remains lukewarm
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Private sector confidence remains lukewarm

L. Arias - July 28, 2016

The confidence of Costa Rica’s business sector remains low, as does its perception of President Luis Guillermo Solís, according the latest survey from the Union of Private-Sector Chambers and…

Majority of companies in Costa Rica are family affairs
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Majority of companies in Costa Rica are family affairs

L. Arias - July 14, 2016

Nearly 80 percent of private companies in Costa Rica are family businesses, according to a recent survey by the Costa Rican Chamber of Family Businesses (CACEF). Research…

Churchill: The rebirth of a Tico classic
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Churchill: The rebirth of a Tico classic

L. Arias - May 20, 2016

The pristine combination of shaved ice and bright red syrup that vendors traditionally offer in parks and streets around Costa Rica is the formula that businesses of…

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