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Costa Rica announces productive credits and infrastructure investments to revive economy
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Costa Rica announces productive credits and infrastructure investments to revive economy

AFP and The Tico Times - May 9, 2020

Costa Rica announced on Friday loans for $1.5 billion to support companies from all sectors, along with a $5.45 billion investment in infrastructure to relaunch the economy,…

How many jobs will the coronavirus eliminate in Costa Rica?
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Business
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How many jobs will the coronavirus eliminate in Costa Rica?

Fabiola Pomareda G. / Semanario Universidad - May 7, 2020

The numbers of new unemployed people in Costa Rica range from 129,000 to 500,000. Without income and with scant savings running out, these people await proposals for…

Cruise ship arrives in Puntarenas to return Costa Rican crew
Travel & Tourism
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Travel & Tourism
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Cruise ship arrives in Puntarenas to return Costa Rican crew

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 30, 2020

Residents near Costa Rica's Central Pacific coast awoke Thursday to a strange but familiar sight. Seven Seas Navigator, a 490-passenger, eight-deck ship, was arriving to the port…

Costa Rica’s public health care system facing financial strains
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s public health care system facing financial strains

The Tico Times - April 24, 2020

Costa Rica’s Social Security System, which manages the country’s socialized health care, is facing significant financial strains. Mario Devandas, the director and workers' representative before the Social Security…

Costa Rica’s public health system welcomes first IVF baby
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s public health system welcomes first IVF baby

The Tico Times - April 19, 2020

A baby girl named Isabel Lucía is the first baby born as the result of an In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) procedure in Costa Rica's public healthcare system.…

Pura Vida from home: Costa Rica virtual vacation
Photos & Video
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Photos & Video
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Pura Vida from home: Costa Rica virtual vacation

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 31, 2020

The coronavirus has forced many of us to forgo vacations for social distancing. Work-from-home has replaced waterfalls; Netflix has replaced nature; "pandemic" has replaced "Pura Vida." Wherever…

Airlines start alerting travelers with flights to Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Airlines start alerting travelers with flights to Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 18, 2020

Airlines have begun warning travelers with flights to or from Costa Rica to review and, if necessary, adjust their itineraries. The communications come in response to Costa…

Photos: Costa Rica facing the coronavirus pandemic
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Photos & Video
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Photos: Costa Rica facing the coronavirus pandemic

The Tico Times - March 17, 2020

Costa Rica on Monday declared a state of emergency in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Among the measures enacted by Costa Rica to slow the spread of…

Tourism Board closes some attractions due to COVID-19
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Tourism Board closes some attractions due to COVID-19

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 16, 2020

The Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) has temporarily closed four attractions as part of the country's containment efforts in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The following locations…

Coronavirus pandemic begins to affect Costa Rica’s tourism industry
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Coronavirus pandemic begins to affect Costa Rica’s tourism industry

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 12, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has caused a significant reduction in international travel, a trend with direct impacts on one of Costa Rica's most important industries. The National Tourism…