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Essential groceries, some tourist services more expensive in Costa Rica as of July 1

Nearly 200 products included in Costa Rica's canasta básica, a grouping of essential goods, are more expensive as of July 1. 

Costa Rica meets Millennium Development Goal for hunger reduction

The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) named Costa Rica among 72 countries (of 129 evaluated) that achieved the Millennium Development Goal of cutting in half by a 2015 deadline the number of residents living in situations of hunger.

Food Bank project to expand to two more Costa Rican provinces

Costa Rica will have four Food Banks by 2016, according to the the private organization that runs them. Food Banks take donations from several companies and distribute them to people living in extreme poverty.

Study shows that Auto Mercado is the most expensive grocery chain in the country

A comparative study of prices conducted by Costa Rica's Economy Ministry (MEIC) in 48 supermarkets across the country found huge differences in prices of goods that are part of the basic food basket.

Hunger on the rise in Costa Rica

As countries around the globe celebrate World Food Day, Costa Rica finds itself struggling to maintain its historically low levels of malnourished people in the face of economic hardships.

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