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Central American leaders confident Trump won’t revoke CAFTA

Central American government and business leaders said it would make no sense for Trump and the U.S. to axe the Central America Free Trade Agreement, known as CAFTA.

Will Donald Trump’s victory affect Costa Rica’s economy?

The consensus among Costa Rican government officials: Donald Trump could certainly effect Costa Rica's economy, but the jury's out until he announces his policies.

Bernie Sanders’ CAFTA reversal pledge worries Costa Rica businesses

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has called for “reversing” the Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement, which many local leaders see as critical to Costa Rica’s economy. Others would love to see it go.

Ex-trade minister Anabel González: TPP, like CAFTA, will help Costa Rica in long run

Former Costa Rica foreign trade minister Anabel González says eventual membership in the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) mega trade pact would benefit Costa Rica, just as DR-CAFTA has.

Remember when US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders visited Costa Rica?

Vermont senator and surging Democratic Party presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is no stranger to Costa Rica, having come here in 2007 to lend his voice to a campaign against the Central American-U.S. Free Trade Agreement, CAFTA-DR.

Op-ed: Let’s see a Trans-Pacific Partnership that respects workers’ rights

The Trans-Pacific Partnership being negotiated between the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations has been characterized as the most progressive trade agreement in our history, with the strongest labor and environment provisions ever. But what is the benchmark?

US, Latin American leaders push hard for proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership

WASHINGTON, D.C. – If someone asked you to excite your friends and colleagues about the potential of TPA and what it could do for TPP – and ultimately TTIP – the request might sound like an alphabet-soup of gibberish.

Six years later, what impact has CAFTA had on Costa Rica?

Overall, the CAFTA-DR agreement as brought Costa Rica economic success. However, with lagging unemployment and almost 20 percent of the country’s GDP generated from exports and investment with the United States, Costa Rica’s economic foundation could tumble quickly.

New report includes paper on what Cuban economists might learn from Costa Rica

According to Costa Rica's former trade minister, Alberto Trejos, Cuba, whose halting reforms have failed to energize the island’s stagnant, centralized economy, may have a thing or two to learn from Costa Rica – which over the last 30 years has made strides in slashing poverty, promoting trade and luring foreign direct investment.

South Korean company confirms opening of yarn spinning plant in Costa Rica

The Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency (CINDE) on Tuesday announced South Korean company SAE-A Spinning will open a cotton yarn manufacturing plant in the province of Cartago with an investment of $50 million.

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