Last week, some 350 people attended an economic forum at Costa Rica’s Hotel Barceló San José Palacio hosted by the business magazine Summa. The forum, titled “Costa Rica: Where Are We Going?” featured panels of experts and insiders who examined issues such as the country’s economic growth, its fiscal deficit and setting the economy back on track. But they also focused on politics – and one particular party. (Hint, it wasn't Liberation.)
Business confidence in Costa Rica dropped by 10 percent compared to the same period last year, a survey by the Union of Private-Sector Chambers and Associations said. Confidence dropped in every sector surveyed.