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Chinese company BAIC opens dealership in Costa Rica
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Chinese company BAIC opens dealership in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - March 10, 2021

BAIC Group, a Chinese state-owned company, announced this week the opening of its dealership in Costa Rica. Promising an $8 million investment in Costa Rica over the…

Lawmakers in Costa Rica ask government to speed up medical cannabis debate
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Lawmakers in Costa Rica ask government to speed up medical cannabis debate

AFP and The Tico Times - January 27, 2021

Deputies from different political parties on Tuesday called on the President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, to use his powers to summon for debate in Parliament a…

Environmental efforts send Costa Rica to top of Human Development Index in Latin America
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Environmental efforts send Costa Rica to top of Human Development Index in Latin America

Marco SIBAJA / AFP - January 14, 2021

Costa Rica climbed in the Human Development Index (HDI) in 2020 after the UN for the first time incorporated criteria on environmental protection in its measurement, placing…

WhatsApp stresses privacy as users flock to rivals
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WhatsApp stresses privacy as users flock to rivals

AFP - January 13, 2021

WhatsApp on Tuesday reassured users about privacy at the Facebook-owned messaging service as people flocked to rivals Telegram and Signal following a tweak to its terms. There…

Costa Rica seeks path to legalize medical marijuana
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Costa Rica seeks path to legalize medical marijuana

Marco SIBAJA / AFP - December 8, 2020

Rodrigo Martín was told by oncologists in Costa Rica that the cancer in his head had metastasized and that he had six months to live. It was…

Mexican authorities warn about flying Interjet as airline cancels flights
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Mexican authorities warn about flying Interjet as airline cancels flights

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 4, 2020

Interjet, a low-cost airline based in Mexico, canceled all of its Sunday flights and stranded thousands of passengers as reports surfaced that it had failed to pay…

Arrest warrants issued for founders of Panama Papers firm: report
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Arrest warrants issued for founders of Panama Papers firm: report

AFP - October 21, 2020

Germany has issued international arrest warrants for the two founders of the firm at the centre of the tax haven scandal exposed by the Panama Papers data…

Panama Canal breaks cargo record despite pandemic, US-China trade war
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Panama Canal breaks cargo record despite pandemic, US-China trade war

AFP - October 6, 2020

The Panama Canal broke its cargo transit record in fiscal year 2020 with the passage of 475 million tons through its waters, despite the pandemic and the…

Some 34 million jobs lost in Latin America due to pandemic
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Some 34 million jobs lost in Latin America due to pandemic

Carlos MANDUJANO / AFP - September 30, 2020

The two aspirers for the presidency of Costa Rica, the evangelical preacher Fabricio Alvarado and the former minister Carlos Alvarado, reach the closing of the electoral campaign for April 1st with a technical draw, according to a poll disclosed this Friday.

Correos de Costa Rica confirms reactivation of international mail service
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Correos de Costa Rica confirms reactivation of international mail service

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 17, 2020

Correos de Costa Rica announced this week the reactivation of its international mail service to several key locations. "As of today, September 15, international mail service is…