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Remember when US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders visited Costa Rica?
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Remember when US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders visited Costa Rica?

John McPhaul - September 16, 2015

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…

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

Richard Trumka, Special to The Washington Post - May 10, 2015

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,…

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

Larry Luxner - February 17, 2015

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…

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

Melanie Furey - January 15, 2015

In recent years, the rhetoric in Costa Rica regarding the Dominican Republic-Central American Free-Trade Agreement with the United States (CAFTA-DR) has died down as the impact of…

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

Larry Luxner - November 21, 2014

Related: Cuba embargo under pressure as Obama urged to pull down barriers WASHINGTON, D.C. – Cuba, whose halting reforms have failed to energize the island’s stagnant, centralized economy,…

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

L. Arias - June 17, 2014

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…

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Costa Rica sues El Salvador in CAFTA quarrel

The Tico Times - May 13, 2014

Costa Rica announced on Monday it would sue El Salvador over a trade spat in the U.S.-Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR), according to a statement from…

Canadian textile company to open new plant in Costa Rica
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Canadian textile company to open new plant in Costa Rica

L. Arias - May 2, 2014

Canadian company Gildan Activewear confirmed Friday morning in Montreal, Canada, that their next major investment will be the construction of a textile manufacturing plant in Costa Rica's…

Humberto Pacheco: An AMCHAM founder returns as president
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AMCHAM
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Humberto Pacheco: An AMCHAM founder returns as president

The Tico Times - March 7, 2014

The Costa Rican-American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) has a new president; although as one of the original founders of the business chamber, Humberto Pacheco isn’t really new.…

The real communist threat in Costa Rica
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The real communist threat in Costa Rica

Gary L. Lehring - March 1, 2014

The current living conditions many Venezuelans face – inflation at 56 percent, shortages of flour and milk in stores and one of the worst murder rates in…