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Costa Rica ready to debut new passenger trains
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Costa Rica ready to debut new passenger trains

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 26, 2021

Residents of the Greater Metropolitan Area will soon notice a new addition to Costa Rica's public-transportation sector. The Costa Rican Railway Institute (INCOFER) is ready to introduce…

Costa Rica unemployment rate remains among world’s highest
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Costa Rica unemployment rate remains among world’s highest

The Tico Times - April 12, 2021

Unemployment in Costa Rica fell to 18.5% in the moving quarter from December to February, according to the National Institute of Statistics and Census (Inec). Per World Bank…

Costa Rica requests support for migration ‘fever’ to United States
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Costa Rica requests support for migration ‘fever’ to United States

AFP - April 6, 2021

Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado on Monday called to broaden the response to the "fever" of unauthorized migration to the United States beyond the so-called Northern Triangle…

IMF sees global economy improving despite uncertainties
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IMF sees global economy improving despite uncertainties

AFP - March 30, 2021

Economic growth led by the United States and China is accelerating, amplifying the risks of an uneven global recovery, the head of the IMF said Tuesday. "In…

Costa Rica reiterates call for international collaboration to face Covid
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Costa Rica reiterates call for international collaboration to face Covid

The Tico Times - March 30, 2021

The president of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, defended Monday before an international panel the creation of a fund financed by industrialized countries to face the global economic…

Movement aims to legalize abortion in Costa Rica, sparking protest
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Movement aims to legalize abortion in Costa Rica, sparking protest

The Tico Times - March 25, 2021

A Costa Rican lawmaker on Wednesday continued for a third day her sit-in in the center of the plenary room of the Legislative Assembly, in protest at…

Costa Rica unemployment rate drops to 19%
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Costa Rica unemployment rate drops to 19%

The Tico Times - March 4, 2021

Unemployment in Costa Rica fell to 19.1% in the moving quarter from November to January. This maintained a downward trend that has followed the record unemployment figures…

IMF loan ‘ultimately benefits all Costa Ricans,’ Alvarado says in interview
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IMF loan ‘ultimately benefits all Costa Ricans,’ Alvarado says in interview

The Tico Times - March 2, 2021

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday approved a three-year, $1.78 billion loan to help stabilize Costa Rica's economy. Read: IMF officially approves loan As part of the…

The commitments Costa Rica made with the IMF
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The commitments Costa Rica made with the IMF

The Tico Times - March 2, 2021

Costa Rica will receive a three-year, $1.78 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund as part of the financial entity’s Extended Fund Facility (EFF). “When a country…

IMF approves $1.8 billion loan for Costa Rica
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IMF approves $1.8 billion loan for Costa Rica

The Tico Times - March 1, 2021

The IMF approved a 36-month credit agreement for $1.778 billion dollars with Costa Rica, the entity reported Monday, which immediately released $296.5 million to stabilize the economy…