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Administrative Court bans dry law during holidays
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Administrative Court bans dry law during holidays

L. Arias - September 5, 2016

Costa Rican municipalities can no longer ban the sale of alcohol during religious and other holidays except for Holy Thursday and Good Friday, thanks to a recent…

Private sector confidence remains lukewarm
Business
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Business
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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
Business
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Business
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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…

Arcadio’s World
Cartoon
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Cartoon
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Arcadio’s World

By Arcadio - June 18, 2016

Request to raise fuel prices provokes sharp criticism
Business
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Business
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Request to raise fuel prices provokes sharp criticism

L. Arias - June 17, 2016

The National Oil Refinery (RECOPE) last Friday filed a petition to raise fuel prices that, if approved, would be the fourth increase this year. The announcement came the same…

Vegetables grown near erupting Turrialba called safe to eat
Agriculture
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Agriculture
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Vegetables grown near erupting Turrialba called safe to eat

L. Arias - May 31, 2016

Consumption of vegetables grown north of Cartago province do not pose any risk to humans despite their exposure to ashes from the Turrialba Volcano, the Costa Rican government says. Ash…

Online shopping still low in Costa Rica, study finds
Business
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Business
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Online shopping still low in Costa Rica, study finds

L. Arias - May 30, 2016

Despite having internet coverage in some 88 percent of the country, only 12 percent of consumers in Costa Rica shop online, a study on shopping habits and trends…

San José cracks down on street vendors
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San José cracks down on street vendors

L. Arias - May 5, 2016

Costa Rica's capital San José launched a special operation this week aimed at removing street vendors from pedestrian walkways. Municipal Police Chief Marcelo Solano said that on Monday…

Business confidence still low in Costa Rica
Business
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Business
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Business confidence still low in Costa Rica

L. Arias - April 7, 2016

Wariness about the country’s employment and economic situation caused a slight decline in confidence among business sector leaders during the first quarter of this year, according to a recent…

Regulatory Authority approves lower electricity rates except for San José, Cartago residents
Business
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Business
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Regulatory Authority approves lower electricity rates except for San José, Cartago residents

L. Arias - March 29, 2016

The Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) on Monday approved new electricity rates that mostly will benefit residents outside the Central Valley. New rates will apply starting in April and…

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