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Authorities received 3,128 calls over weekend reporting people violating measures

Costa Rica announced 10 new coronavirus-related deaths over the past day for a total of 314, according to official data released Tuesday afternoon by the Health Ministry.

Disappointing weekend for Costa Rican businesses, despite holiday

Despite the long holiday weekend, coronavirus-related restrictions led to absolutely non-existent sales at many local businesses, the Costa Rican Chamber of Commerce said.

Online shopping still low in Costa Rica, study finds

Despite having an Internet coverage of some 88 percent of the country, only 12 percent of consumers in Costa Rica shop online, a study on e-commerce released by consultant company Kantar Worldpanel showed.

From classrooms to the office, Intel addresses high-tech gender gap in Costa Rica

Intel Costa Rica is taking on a worthy challenge: getting more women into engineering careers, starting with elementary-school classrooms.

Social Entrepreneurship: how you can do good and make money at the same time

The balancing act between profits and social impact is not an easy one to achieve. In defining the category of social entrepreneurship or social investment, many gray areas have emerged, and sometimes it’s hard to determine when a venture is truly social.

Want to launch an app startup in Costa Rica? Read this first

The startup world is going crazy for apps in Costa Rica, as around the globe - but real estate on your little screen is more expensive than most hopeful entrepreneurs care to consider. "Doing Business" takes a look at the challenge of creating a solution that people will actually use.

The different flavors of starting a business

Being aware of the differences between the types of startups and the advantages and disadvantages of each can help entrepreneurs better prepare for the road ahead and make better decisions when making the leap.

5 questions for a Costa Rican jewelry designer – ‘Nature is my inspiration’

Jewelery designer Ximena Esquivel says that she loves her work because "you imagine something and everything is possible. You begin by envisioning an idea creatively, and then you create the physical version of it."

New ways to find the talent you need

Many local companies are still using the same bag of tricks to attract the best and brightest. If your current company or your future startup wants to make its people a competitive advantage, here are three changes you can start with - in this week's "Doing Business" column.

Costa Rican company opens first liquid egg processing plant in Central America

Current plant production can supply the demands of the entire domestic market. Companies previously had to import the product.

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