The Legislative Assembly approved, in a first debate, the $1.778 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
The Central American country's fiscal deficit reached 8.3% of GDP in 2020, the highest in the last four decades, although lower than the Central Bank's 9.2% projection.
Costa Rica has reached a preliminary agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a $1.75 billion loan.
The original IMF proposal unleashed a wave of protests, with road blocks throughout the country, which forced the government of Carlos Alvarado to withdraw the initiative.
Costa Rica will begin negotiations for a loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on January 11, the Finance Ministry announced.
Costa Rica will begin negotiations for a loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) during the second week of January, Finance Minister Elian Villegas announced.
The Costa Rican Presidency on Tuesday introduced two new bills and supported six others meant to help the country cut costs in context of a growing financial crisis.
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