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Costa Rica registers inflation of 0.29% in February
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Costa Rica registers inflation of 0.29% in February

AFP and The Tico Times - March 6, 2020

Costa Rica recorded an inflation of 0.29% in February, higher than the 0.11% figure in January. Still, the accumulated total over the last 12 months remained below…

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…

Deficit leads Moody’s to downgrade Costa Rica’s credit rating
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Costa Rica
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Deficit leads Moody’s to downgrade Costa Rica’s credit rating

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 13, 2020

Moody's Investor Services, a United States-based financial company, downgraded the Government of Costa Rica's long-term bond credit ratings to B2 from B1, it announced this week in…

Inflation in Costa Rica closed in 2019 at 1.52%, below the official target
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Inflation in Costa Rica closed in 2019 at 1.52%, below the official target

AFP and The Tico Times - January 8, 2020

Inflation in Costa Rica reached 1.52% in 2019, below the 3% target set by the Central Bank, the official statistical agency said Wednesday. According to the National…

In Costa Rica, companies make social and environmental commitments
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In Costa Rica, companies make social and environmental commitments

AFP and The Tico Times - November 3, 2019

An international business organization met Friday with its colleagues in Costa Rica in search of allies willing to adhere to the commitment to seek a social and…

Walmart now sells Costa Rican coffee under its ‘Great Value’ brand
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Business
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Walmart now sells Costa Rican coffee under its ‘Great Value’ brand

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 17, 2019

Walmart's presence in Costa Rica is seemingly inescapable. In addition to the 12 Walmart Supercenters it operates in Costa Rica, the multinational retail corporation also owns 210…

Government will present plan hoping to spark Costa Rica’s economic growth
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Government will present plan hoping to spark Costa Rica’s economic growth

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 2, 2019

President Carlos Alvarado has said that addressing Costa Rica's economy is among his administration's biggest challenges. Now, President Alvarado will be getting into specifics. Over the coming…

Hivos celebrates 50 years in Costa Rica, Latin America
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Changemakers
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Hivos celebrates 50 years in Costa Rica, Latin America

Alissa Grosskopf - August 30, 2018

The development organization Hivos, headquartered in the Netherlands, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year – and events marking the milestone in Costa Rica showcased how the…

Now in Costa Rica: Amazon direct delivery
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Now in Costa Rica: Amazon direct delivery

The Tico Times - April 18, 2018

It seems Roger Waters is coming to Costa Rica, and now Amazon direct delivery, too? What's going on this week? The sales giant announced the launch of…

Inside Costa Rica’s new Conventions Center
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Tourism
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Inside Costa Rica’s new Conventions Center

The Tico Times - April 9, 2018

On April 5th, the National Congress and Conventions Center, located in Barreal, Heredia, was inaugurated.