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China opens Panamanian embassy, seeks expanded trade with Latin America
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China opens Panamanian embassy, seeks expanded trade with Latin America

AFP - September 18, 2017

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited Costa Rica late last week and continued on to Panama over the weekend, where he inaugurated a new Chinese Embassy on…

European Union ambassadors ride their bikes through San José to send a message
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European Union ambassadors ride their bikes through San José to send a message

Alberto Font - June 18, 2015

Ambassadors in Costa Rica from the European Union cycled on a new bike path along part of San José's 4th and 6th avenues to encourage residents to leave their…

Protestor convicted for vandalism during protests against Moín port
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Protestor convicted for vandalism during protests against Moín port

L. Arias - April 9, 2015

A labor leader from the Caribbean province of Limón was convicted this week on vandalism charges resulting from street protests staged in 2010 against the construction of a new port…

Housing Ministry again postpones relocation of San José slum
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Latin America
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Housing Ministry again postpones relocation of San José slum

L. Arias - February 18, 2015

The deadline to relocate families living on land slated for highway construction in San José was postponed this week for the fourth time in more than six months. The land occupied…

Except for construction, bank loans in Costa Rica increased across the board in 2014
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Except for construction, bank loans in Costa Rica increased across the board in 2014

L. Arias - February 5, 2015

Costa Rican banks last year registered positive numbers for all but one of their credit options available to both personal and commercial loan portfolios. Loans for the construction sector registered a decrease, the Costa Rican…

Government postpones project to expand Circunvalación beltway
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Environment and Wildlife
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Government postpones project to expand Circunvalación beltway

L. Arias - December 17, 2014

The National Roadway Council (CONAVI) on Wednesday confirmed the decision to postpone the first stage of expansion of the Circunvalación, a belt route bordering the capital’s central canton, until Housing Ministry…

Regulatory agency rejects increase in vehicle inspection rates
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Regulatory agency rejects increase in vehicle inspection rates

L. Arias - November 26, 2014

The cost of mandatory technical vehicle inspections in Costa Rica will remain unchanged for the next 12 months, as the Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) on Tuesday…

Mandatory vehicle inspection agency seeks up to 200 percent increase in prices
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Mandatory vehicle inspection agency seeks up to 200 percent increase in prices

L. Arias - November 21, 2014

The Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) announced Tuesday that RITEVE SyC, the private company responsible for certifying mandatory technical vehicle inspections, submitted rate hike requests of up to…

Costa Rica struggles to manage $1.7 billion in development loans
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Costa Rica struggles to manage $1.7 billion in development loans

Zach Dyer - November 8, 2014

The Finance Ministry and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) have been trying to speed up the implementation of more than $1.7 billion worth of development loans in…

Costa Rican authorities investigate alleged payments to known criminals to stage violent protests in Caribbean port city
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Costa Rican authorities investigate alleged payments to known criminals to stage violent protests in Caribbean port city

David Boddiger - October 29, 2014

Authorities in Costa Rica have opened active criminal investigations to determine who organized the ongoing acts of violence and vandalism that began last week and continued through Monday during…

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