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Legislative Assembly votes in favor of IMF loan to Costa Rica
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Legislative Assembly votes in favor of IMF loan to Costa Rica

The Tico Times - July 2, 2021

The Legislative Assembly approved, in a first debate, the $1.778 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to Costa Rica. Thirty-eight lawmakers voted in favor, six…

Costa Rica will receive $250 million from Green Fund for electric train
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Costa Rica will receive $250 million from Green Fund for electric train

AFP and The Tico Times - July 2, 2021

Costa Rica will receive a $250 million loan from the UN Green Climate Fund to finance part of the construction of a five-line electric train, a government…

MOPT leader investigated for corruption in Costa Rica
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MOPT leader investigated for corruption in Costa Rica

AFP and The Tico Times - June 24, 2021

The Minister of Public Works and Transportation of Costa Rica, Rodolfo Méndez, became one of those investigated in relation to an alleged bribery scandal between construction companies…

Man sentenced to 35 years in prison for murder of Eva Morera
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Man sentenced to 35 years in prison for murder of Eva Morera

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 22, 2021

Randall Garita Oviedo was sentenced to 35 years in prison for the 2019 murder of Eva Morera Ulloa, a criminal court ruled Tuesday. "Unanimously, Randall Garita is…

The ‘Cochinilla’ bribery scandal, explained
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The ‘Cochinilla’ bribery scandal, explained

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 18, 2021

The biggest story in Costa Rica for the past week has been an alleged bribery scandal involving public infrastructure projects. It has been nicknamed “Cochinilla” after a…

Costa Rica the latest Latin American country facing corruption scandal
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Costa Rica the latest Latin American country facing corruption scandal

David GOLDBERG / AFP - June 16, 2021

A large corruption investigation in Costa Rica, involving a presidential adviser and executives of construction firms, places the country onto a growing list of Latin American nations…

‘Indignation, anger and fury’ in response to Costa Rica corruption probe
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‘Indignation, anger and fury’ in response to Costa Rica corruption probe

AFP and The Tico Times - June 15, 2021

Costa Rican investigators on Monday carried out 57 raids, including on the building housing the country's top executive offices, in a sweeping bid to dismantle an alleged…

Anti-corruption operation results in arrests, raids at Casa Presidencial
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Anti-corruption operation results in arrests, raids at Casa Presidencial

AFP and The Tico Times - June 14, 2021

Costa Rican authorities on Monday raided the Presidential House and various state agencies, and they detained at least two owners of construction firms in an operation to…

Costa Rica unemployment rate falls slightly to 17.3%
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Costa Rica unemployment rate falls slightly to 17.3%

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 14, 2021

Unemployment in Costa Rica was 17.3% in the moving quarter from February to April 2021, according to the  National Institute of Statistics and Census (Inec). This represents…

Secretary of State stresses partnership with Costa Rica during visit
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Secretary of State stresses partnership with Costa Rica during visit

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 1, 2021

The U.S. Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, met with Costa Rica President Carlos Alvarado on Tuesday afternoon at Casa Presidencial in Zapote. The two discussed their "shared…

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