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Costa Rica unemployment rate drops to 19%
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Costa Rica unemployment rate drops to 19%

The Tico Times - March 4, 2021

Unemployment in Costa Rica fell to 19.1% in the moving quarter from November to January. This maintained a downward trend that has followed the record unemployment figures…

MOPT warns of higher traffic accidents as measures are eased
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MOPT warns of higher traffic accidents as measures are eased

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 4, 2021

The Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) is reminding drivers to follow the rules of the road when traveling this weekend. In March, Costa Rica has lifted…

Bayer to expand Costa Rica-based operations
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Costa Rica
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Bayer to expand Costa Rica-based operations

The Tico Times - March 4, 2021

Bayer is expanding its presence in Costa Rica through the purchase of a property near the Coyol Industrial Park in Alajuela, the German pharmaceutical announced. While Bayer provided…

Chile leads the pack in Latin American vaccine campaign
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Chile leads the pack in Latin American vaccine campaign

Paulina ABRAMOVICH / AFP - March 4, 2021

On Christmas Eve, nurse Maria Paz Herreros administered Chile's first coronavirus vaccine. In the two months since then, she has given more than 2,000 shots as Chile…

Costa Rica tourism extension: Clarifications and details
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Costa Rica tourism extension: Clarifications and details

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 3, 2021

The Immigration Administration (DGME) has issued the decree formalizing the extension of tourism visas until June 1 for visitors who arrived in Costa Rica after December 17,…

DIMEX required for vaccination, Costa Rica says
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DIMEX required for vaccination, Costa Rica says

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 3, 2021

Costa Rica began administering coronavirus vaccines in December 2020, and the country hopes to inoculate its entire adult population. We've received many questions asking whether foreign people…

Campaign to help families, businesses in Guanacaste
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Campaign to help families, businesses in Guanacaste

The Tico Times - March 3, 2021

Costa Rican authorities this week relaunched a campaign to support businesses and provide meals to tourism employees who lost their jobs during the pandemic. The “Reactivemos la…

24 travelers have been caught with falsified Covid tests: report
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24 travelers have been caught with falsified Covid tests: report

The Tico Times - March 3, 2021

Twenty-four travelers have been penalized after presenting falsified coronavirus test results when trying to leave Costa Rica through Juan Santamaría International Airport, according to a report from La…

Panasonic to expand Costa Rica-based operations
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Panasonic to expand Costa Rica-based operations

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 3, 2021

Panasonic will invest $10 million to expand its operations in Costa Rica, with the ultimate goal of replacing a production line the company currently runs in Asia,…

Costa Rica will receive Covax vaccines in May
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Costa Rica will receive Covax vaccines in May

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 3, 2021

Costa Rica received 109,980 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine on Tuesday night, the single-largest shipment delivered to the country, the Presidency reported. Costa Rica has now received more…