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Chinese ambassador visits Manuel Antonio, tours palm oil plant

China’s ambassador to Costa Rica stopped at Manuel Antonio Friday to have lunch with local officials and tour a palm oil plantation in hopes of increasing business and tourism ties between the two countries

Costa Rica exports up 7 percent in 2016

Costa Rica's exports rose 7 percent during the first half of this year compared to the same period of 2015, indicating a rebound after years of decline.

Police seize 20,000 contraband avocados at Panama border

Border police seized 20,000 pirate avocados at the Panama border on Thursday afternoon, the latest in the ongoing avocado saga that began when Costa Rica banned Mexican avocado imports a year ago.

Costa Rican importers decry black market avocados 1 year after ban

Agricultural importers say contraband Mexican Hass avocados have been appearing in farmers markets around the capital lately.

Cargo ferry between Costa Rica, El Salvador to start in July

MOPT estimates a one-way trip will take about 16 hours, compared to the current driving time of up to five days by road.

Costa Rica’s agricultural sector opposes joining the Pacific Alliance

Costa Rica’s decision to join the Pacific Alliance, a trade bloc formed by Mexico, Peru, Chile and Colombia, this week prompted discussions that show private-sector groups are still divided on its potential benefits.
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Costa Rica Launches Operativo Pacífico to Combat Crime

Costa Rican Police Forces will implement "Operativo Pacífico" in the province of Puntarenas during the coming weeks, as informed by the director of the...

No Damage Reported After 5.4 Earthquake Hits Panama-Costa Rica Border

A 5.4 magnitude earthquake, which caused no casualties or damage, shook the border between Panama and Costa Rica this Saturday, according to Panamanian authorities. The...

Global Leaders Condemn Attempted Assassination of Donald Trump

Numerous world leaders condemned and expressed their shock at the attempted assassination of former U.S. President and Republican candidate, Donald Trump, during a shooting...