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Costa Rica’s industry sector leaders fed up with high electricity rates
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Costa Rica’s industry sector leaders fed up with high electricity rates

L. Arias - September 12, 2014

The Costa Rican Chamber of Industries (CICR) on Thursday blasted a new 3.7 percent increase in electricity rates requested by the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE). Chamber leaders…

Costa Rican Electricity Institute rules out blackouts in coming months
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Costa Rican Electricity Institute rules out blackouts in coming months

L. Arias - July 17, 2014

Although the National Meteorological Institute (IMN) confirmed a drop in rainfall levels for the current rainy season, the Costa Rica Electricity Institute (ICE) has ruled out power outages later this year. A lack…

Almost half of the world actually prefers instant coffee
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Almost half of the world actually prefers instant coffee

Roberto A. Ferdman | The Washington Post - July 15, 2014

North Americans' taste in coffee might be getting more high-end – with a growing fixation on perfectly roasted beans, pricier caffeinated concoctions, and artisan coffee brewers – but it…

Let the gas prices climb, but give us electric cars
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Let the gas prices climb, but give us electric cars

Jonathan Harris - July 11, 2014

The World Cup games are over, at least for Costa Rica, and we’re more than proud of La Sele. It's been a landmark year for Costa Rica.…

High gas prices drive Costa Rica to reconsider Petrocaribe alliance with Venezuela
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High gas prices drive Costa Rica to reconsider Petrocaribe alliance with Venezuela

The Tico Times - July 10, 2014

As Costa Rica’s gasoline prices reach record highs, politicians are scrambling to find a way to curb costs at the pump. Members of the leftist Broad Front Party…

Electricity rates to remain unchanged through December 2015
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Electricity rates to remain unchanged through December 2015

L. Arias - July 4, 2014

Although President Luis Guillermo Solís had promised not to use Ticos' euphoria over Costa Rica’s performance at the World Cup to promote increases in public utility rates, a…

Solís calls for review of gasoline, electricity prices
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Solís calls for review of gasoline, electricity prices

Zach Dyer - June 17, 2014

President Luis Guillermo Solís called for a review of gasoline prices as part of a wider examination of Costa Rica’s energy options in the face of climate…

Costa Rican rice producers fight elimination of gov’t-backed price controls
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Costa Rican rice producers fight elimination of gov’t-backed price controls

L. Arias - May 7, 2014

According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, the per-kilogram price of rice in Costa Rica is the seventh highest in the world. The ranking was…

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