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Costa Rica seeks IMF agreement with the challenge of consolidating finances
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Costa Rica seeks IMF agreement with the challenge of consolidating finances

Marco SIBAJA / AFP - January 8, 2021

Costa Rica on Monday will begin negotiations for an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that would allow it to face its large fiscal deficit. The…

KLM resumes direct flights to Liberia, Costa Rica
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KLM resumes direct flights to Liberia, Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 8, 2021

KLM has resumed direct flights from Amsterdam to Liberia, Costa Rica. President Carlos Alvarado shared an image of the Dutch flight after it arrived to the Guanacaste-area…

Costa Rica unemployment falls but remains at historic levels
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Costa Rica unemployment falls but remains at historic levels

The Tico Times - January 7, 2021

Unemployment in Costa Rica was 21.3% in the moving quarter from September to November, a historically high level as a result of the pandemic, although the figure…

Costa Rica’s tourism sector reserved despite spike in holiday travel
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Costa Rica’s tourism sector reserved despite spike in holiday travel

Maria Nuñez Chacón / Semanario Universidad - January 7, 2021

The last weeks of December brought a little comfort to entrepreneurs and workers in the tourism sector, with a hotel occupancy that reached between 70% and 80%…

Costa Rica purchased Pfizer vaccines for $36 million
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Costa Rica purchased Pfizer vaccines for $36 million

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 6, 2021

The 3 million doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine purchased by Costa Rica cost $36 million, the Presidency revealed Wednesday. The purchase price includes enough vaccines for 1.5…

Plans for new Costa Rica airport postponed, MOPT says
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Plans for new Costa Rica airport postponed, MOPT says

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 6, 2021

Plans for a major international airport in the Alajuela canton of Orotina have been postponed, Costa Rica’s Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) says. "We have to…

Costa Rica to begin IMF negotiations on January 11
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Costa Rica to begin IMF negotiations on January 11

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 6, 2021

Costa Rica will begin negotiations for a loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on January 11, the Finance Ministry announced. "Costa Rican economic authorities will begin…

World Bank forecasts growth of 3.7% of Latin American GDP in 2021
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World Bank forecasts growth of 3.7% of Latin American GDP in 2021

AFP and The Tico Times - January 6, 2021

The World Bank said Tuesday that it expects an economic expansion of 3.7% in Latin America and the Caribbean this year, improving on its previous forecast of…

Costa Rica’s land borders restricted until (at least) February
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Costa Rica’s land borders restricted until (at least) February

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 5, 2021

Costa Rica's land borders will remain restricted until at least February, the Immigration Administration announced. The measures mean tourists cannot enter the country via a land border…

Vaccine distribution outside of GAM to begin next week
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Vaccine distribution outside of GAM to begin next week

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 5, 2021

Costa Rica next week will begin administering coronavirus vaccines outside of the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM), the Health Ministry reported. As of Sunday, January 3, some 2,455…