• Costa Rica Real Estate
Chinese ambassador visits Manuel Antonio, tours palm oil plant
Agriculture
3254 views
Agriculture
3254 views

Chinese ambassador visits Manuel Antonio, tours palm oil plant

The Tico Times - September 3, 2016

MANUEL ANTONIO, Puntarenas — The Chinese ambassador to Costa Rica stopped here Friday to have lunch with local officials and tour an oil palm plantation in hopes of…

5 questions for a Costa Rican puppeteer
Artists
1698 views
Artists
1698 views

5 questions for a Costa Rican puppeteer

Amanda Zúñiga - July 31, 2016

Berny Abarca is a puppeteer, theater actor and producer. A part of the MTM Puppet Theater since 2010, he is now the producer of a production that is…

Costa Rica could have to pay compensation for failed oil refinery project
Business
2758 views
Business
2758 views

Costa Rica could have to pay compensation for failed oil refinery project

The Tico Times - April 21, 2016

Costa Rica’s decision to pull out of a troubled $1 billion oil refinery joint venture with the Chinese National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) could end up costing the…

Costa Rica cancels $1.2 billion Chinese refinery project
Business
4063 views
Business
4063 views

Costa Rica cancels $1.2 billion Chinese refinery project

The Tico Times - April 14, 2016

Costa Rica’s National Oil Refinery (RECOPE) has canceled a $1 billion-plus oil refinery project, according to a statement released Thursday afternoon. The joint venture project was supposed to…

VIDEO: Argentina’s coast guard sinks Chinese fishing boat in South Atlantic
Argentina
2393 views
Argentina
2393 views

VIDEO: Argentina’s coast guard sinks Chinese fishing boat in South Atlantic

AFP - March 15, 2016

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Argentina's coast guard sank a Chinese fishing boat that attacked when authorities tried to stop it for illegal fishing in the South Atlantic, officials said Tuesday.…

China overtakes West in development funding to Latin America
Business
2263 views
Business
2263 views

China overtakes West in development funding to Latin America

Larry Luxner - February 25, 2016

WASHINGTON — The China Development Bank’s $395 million loan to Costa Rica for expanding the highway that links San José to the Caribbean port of Limón is part of…

Economists close in on spotting future recessions
Business
1471 views
Business
1471 views

Economists close in on spotting future recessions

Noah Smith | Bloomberg View - January 27, 2016

One thing you hear repeated over and over in the economics press is that economists can't predict recessions. This is true. The best forecasting models that economists…

China’s slowdown, financial mayhem cast long shadow across world
Business
1518 views
Business
1518 views

China’s slowdown, financial mayhem cast long shadow across world

Ana Swanson and Kevin Sieff |The Washington Post - January 12, 2016

China's economic slowdown and financial mayhem are fostering a cycle of decline and panic across much of the world, as countries on nearly every continent see escalating…

China ends one-child policy
China
1793 views
China
1793 views

China ends one-child policy

Benjamin Dooley | AFP - October 29, 2015

BEIJING -- China announced the end of its hugely controversial one-child policy on Thursday after decades of strict, sometimes brutal enforcement left it with an ageing population and…

Ex-NASA astronaut Franklin Chang talks about ‘The Martian,’ Hollywood’s take on his VASIMR engine
Arts and Culture
7142 views
Arts and Culture
7142 views

Ex-NASA astronaut Franklin Chang talks about ‘The Martian,’ Hollywood’s take on his VASIMR engine

L. Arias - September 19, 2015

NASA's Hall of Fame astronaut and the first Tico in space, Franklin Chang Díaz, on Tuesday attended a special screening of director Ridley Scott’s new movie “The…

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!