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Unemployment in Costa Rica was rising even before coronavirus crisis
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Unemployment in Costa Rica was rising even before coronavirus crisis

AFP and The Tico Times - May 8, 2020

Unemployment in Costa Rica reached 12.5% ​​in the first quarter of this year, up from 11.3% in the same period of 2019, the official statistical agency reported…

Costa Rica presents its plan for GAM electric passenger train
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Costa Rica presents its plan for GAM electric passenger train

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 5, 2020

The Costa Rican Presidency and the Costa Rican Railroad Institute (INCOFER) on Monday provided further details about an ambitious electric train network meant to revolutionize transport in…

Costa Rica bets on infrastructure to overcome economic blow of coronavirus crisis
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica bets on infrastructure to overcome economic blow of coronavirus crisis

AFP and The Tico Times - May 5, 2020

The President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, on Monday defended the promotion of large infrastructure works as an engine of the economy to overcome the crisis caused…

State of the Union: In face of pandemic, Carlos Alvarado delivers solemn and hopeful address
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State of the Union: In face of pandemic, Carlos Alvarado delivers solemn and hopeful address

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 4, 2020

Carlos Alvarado on Monday called for unity in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, even as the president acknowledged Costa Rica will endure a difficult economic recovery.…

Costa Rica begins lifting coronavirus restrictions today. But many businesses are staying closed
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica begins lifting coronavirus restrictions today. But many businesses are staying closed

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 1, 2020

Costa Rica began easing some coronavirus measures Friday in an effort to gradually reactivate the country's economy without provoking a health crisis. Theaters, cinemas, gyms and athletic…

Coronavirus in Costa Rica: The country’s projections and long-term plan
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Costa Rica
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Coronavirus in Costa Rica: The country’s projections and long-term plan

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 28, 2020

Costa Rican authorities on Monday shared a roadmap for long-term monitoring of the coronavirus and the gradual reactivation of the country's economy. Beginning May 1, Costa Rica…

Costa Rica begins easing some coronavirus measures
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica begins easing some coronavirus measures

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 27, 2020

Costa Rica will begin easing some coronavirus measures starting May 1, President Carlos Alvarado and Health Minister Daniel Salas announced Monday afternoon. Theaters, gyms and athletic centers…

‘Three challenges and one opportunity’: Read President Alvarado’s COVID-19 blog
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‘Three challenges and one opportunity’: Read President Alvarado’s COVID-19 blog

The Tico Times - April 15, 2020

President Carlos Alvarado on Tuesday published a blog post about his thoughts on the coronavirus pandemic and Costa Rica's response to the global crisis. Click here to…

Costa Rica declares State of Emergency due to coronavirus; will close borders to foreigners and non-residents
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica declares State of Emergency due to coronavirus; will close borders to foreigners and non-residents

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 16, 2020

Costa Rica has declared a State of Emergency in response to the coronavirus pandemic, President Carlos Alvarado announced Monday afternoon. The country will shut down its borders…

Costa Rica preparing economic support in response to coronavirus
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Costa Rica preparing economic support in response to coronavirus

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 14, 2020

President Carlos Alvarado said Costa Rica is preparing a series of economic measures to protect jobs and businesses during the downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic. In…