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Riteve due dates extended in response to pandemic-related closures
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Riteve due dates extended in response to pandemic-related closures

The Tico Times - July 16, 2020

Have a car with an expiring inspection sticker? You likely have another month to pass the annual checkup. The Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) announced Thursday…

Pandemic causes layoffs at ‘La Nación’ newspaper
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Pandemic causes layoffs at ‘La Nación’ newspaper

The Tico Times - June 30, 2020

Grupo Nación, one of Costa Rica's largest media groups, on Monday announced it had reduced its payroll by 20% and laid off 17 members of its editorial…

US travel industry to see 40% drop in spending, study says
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US travel industry to see 40% drop in spending, study says

AFP - June 19, 2020

Domestic US travel spending is expected to collapse this year amid the coronavirus pandemic, suffering a 40 percent decline compared to 2019, while international spending will plunge…

BCR confirms financial information has leaked after cybercrime group claims to publish private data [updated]
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BCR confirms financial information has leaked after cybercrime group claims to publish private data [updated]

The Tico Times - May 24, 2020

Update (May 25 at 7:45 p.m.):  Banco de Costa Rica (BCR) has now confirmed that a file leaked by ransomware group Maze contains personal credit and debit…

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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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…

Global Entry: Costa Ricans could soon apply for a fast pass through US customs
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Global Entry: Costa Ricans could soon apply for a fast pass through US customs

The Tico Times - March 4, 2020

Costa Rica could soon join the short list of countries whose citizens can apply for customs and immigration pre-approval for low-risk travelers to the United States. If…

Vehicle restriction in San José to be suspended for holidays
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Vehicle restriction in San José to be suspended for holidays

The Tico Times - December 18, 2019

Happy Holidays: Transit authorities will suspend the one-day-a-week restriction of vehicles entering downtown San José starting next Monday, the Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) reported. All motorists…

Why aren’t eggs refrigerated at Costa Rican grocery stores?
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Why aren’t eggs refrigerated at Costa Rican grocery stores?

The Tico Times - April 17, 2018

Walking down the refrigerated aisle of the grocery store you’ll find milk, cheese, and … wait, no eggs? Many people from the United States are used to finding…

VIDEO: Retablos, the most durable picture frame you’ve never heard of
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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VIDEO: Retablos, the most durable picture frame you’ve never heard of

Robert Isenberg - December 22, 2017

All over the world, people frame their pictures. They take a work of art – a painting, a photo, even a diploma – and press it between…