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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…

Costa Rica proposes reducing salaries of Central American Bank directors
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Costa Rica proposes reducing salaries of Central American Bank directors

AFP - August 28, 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.

Costa Ricans more worried about unemployment than coronavirus, poll finds
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Costa Ricans more worried about unemployment than coronavirus, poll finds

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 19, 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.

Travel Alert: Structural damage forces closure to Costanera Sur bridge
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Travel Alert: Structural damage forces closure to Costanera Sur bridge

The Tico Times - August 17, 2020

A damaged bridge on Costa Rica's Route 34 near Ciudad Cortés, Puntarenas, will affect driving on the Costanera until at least September, the Public Works and Transport…

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…