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Meatless Monday initiative launches in Costa Rica

This week Costa Rica officially joins the global initiative known as “Meatless Monday,” or Lunes sin Carne, which aims to reduce meat consumption and environmental harm.

Toward a more distinctive Costa Rican cuisine

The Costa Rican Chamber of Restaurants (CACORE) on Tuesday unveiled its 2015 Gastronomic Laboratory, in which 24 restaurants have pledged to use local but unconventional foods, including nontraditional cuts of meat, plants native to Costa Rica and yes, Costa Rica’s cane-sugar firewater, Cacique's guaro.

Costa Rica tourism entrepreneurs report millions lost to bad weather, street protests

Flooding in recent weeks and road blockades staged by porteadores on Wednesday caused losses in the tourism sector at a time when businesses expected to profit from the mid-year school vacations.

No booze allowed during Holy Week in 27 cantons

Representatives of the main tourism business chambers are not happy with municipalities that plan to enforce the ban.

Tourism sector wants government support to boost competitiveness

Tourism leaders want a new international airport and more involvement from the Tourism Ministry in government decision-making.

Restaurant owners say 2 percent bank charge on credit, debit transactions could cause problems

Representatives of the Costa Rican Restaurants Chamber warned this week that restaurant owners could face liquidity problems due to a 2 percent charge that banks will assess on all dining payments made with credit and debit cards.

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