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Costa Rica proposes tax measures as part of IMF negotiations
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Costa Rica proposes tax measures as part of IMF negotiations

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 18, 2020

The Costa Rican Presidency on Thursday announced the fiscal measures it will present to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as part of negotiations to secure $1.75 billion…

Costa Rica to propose fiscal adjustments before negotiations with IMF
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Costa Rica to propose fiscal adjustments before negotiations with IMF

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 17, 2020

The Costa Rican government on Thursday will announce details about its upcoming negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), from which the Central American nation has asked…

Unemployment in Costa Rica continues climbing to record highs
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Unemployment in Costa Rica continues climbing to record highs

AFP and The Tico Times - September 11, 2020

Unemployment in Costa Rica reached 24.4% in the moving quarter from May to July, the highest ever recorded in the country, as a result of the economic…

Costa Rica asks IMF for assistance due to impacts of pandemic
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Costa Rica asks IMF for assistance due to impacts of pandemic

AFP - August 30, 2020

Costa Rica on Saturday asked the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to begin negotiations for a three-year assistance agreement, in which the government would agree to apply fiscal…

Costa Rica proposes reducing salaries of Central American Bank directors
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Costa Rica proposes reducing salaries of Central American Bank directors

AFP - August 28, 2020

The two aspirers for the presidency of Costa Rica, the evangelical preacher Fabricio Alvarado and the former minister Carlos Alvarado, reach the closing of the electoral campaign for April 1st with a technical draw, according to a poll disclosed this Friday.

Costa Ricans more worried about unemployment than coronavirus, poll finds
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Costa Ricans more worried about unemployment than coronavirus, poll finds

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 19, 2020

The two aspirers for the presidency of Costa Rica, the evangelical preacher Fabricio Alvarado and the former minister Carlos Alvarado, reach the closing of the electoral campaign for April 1st with a technical draw, according to a poll disclosed this Friday.

Costa Rica temporarily withdraws 10 law projects to streamline IMF loan
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Costa Rica temporarily withdraws 10 law projects to streamline IMF loan

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 18, 2020

The Costa Rican Presidency has withdrawn 10 law projects in an effort to streamline the path toward a $504 million loan from the International Monetary Fund. A…

Unemployment in Costa Rica reaches 24%, the highest in its history
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Unemployment in Costa Rica reaches 24%, the highest in its history

AFP and The Tico Times - August 6, 2020

Unemployment in Costa Rica reached 24% in the April-June quarter, the highest on record, as the country continues to suffer the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.…

Bus drivers protest to demand support through crisis in Costa Rica
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Bus drivers protest to demand support through crisis in Costa Rica

AFP and The Tico Times - July 29, 2020

Hundreds of buses crowded the streets of the Costa Rican capital on Tuesday in a protest to demand support from the government in the face of the…

Mike Pompeo discusses U.S.-Costa Rica relations in call with Foreign Minister
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Mike Pompeo discusses U.S.-Costa Rica relations in call with Foreign Minister

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 28, 2020

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke on Monday with Rodolfo Solano Quirós, Costa Rica's Foreign Minister, representatives from both countries announced. In a phone call, the…