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President Alvarado, Eduardo Cruickshank again call Costa Ricans to dialogue
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President Alvarado, Eduardo Cruickshank again call Costa Ricans to dialogue

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 12, 2020

President Carlos Alvarado and Eduardo Cruickshank, President of the Legislative Assembly, on Sunday introduced a multi-sectorial round table meant to face the economic situation faced by Costa…

Costa Rica mired in difficult internal negotiations regarding agreement with IMF
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Costa Rica mired in difficult internal negotiations regarding agreement with IMF

Marco SIBAJA / AFP - September 30, 2020

Costa Rica is immersed in difficult internal negotiations as it seeks an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to help keep its pandemic-battered finances afloat. While…

IMF confirms beginning of conversations with Costa Rica for $1.75 bn loan
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IMF confirms beginning of conversations with Costa Rica for $1.75 bn loan

The Tico Times - September 24, 2020

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Thursday confirmed it has begun preliminary conversations with Costa Rica for a $1.75 billion loan. At a press briefing, spokesperson Gerry…

IMF predicts ‘partial and uneven’ recovery in Latin America due to Covid-19
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IMF predicts ‘partial and uneven’ recovery in Latin America due to Covid-19

AFP and The Tico Times - September 24, 2020

The International Monetary Fund foresees a "partial and uneven" recovery in Latin America after the Covid-19 crisis, and it anticipates that countries will take years to stabilize…

Costa Rican Presidency makes its case for IMF loan
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Costa Rican Presidency makes its case for IMF loan

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 23, 2020

The Costa Rican Presidency hopes to generate internal support before its planned negotiations for $1.75 billion from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In a video broadcast on national…

President of Legislative Assembly doesn’t see viability of Costa Rica’s IMF proposal
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President of Legislative Assembly doesn’t see viability of Costa Rica’s IMF proposal

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 21, 2020

The president of Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly expressed his displeasure with the Presidency's fiscal measures that are intended to help the country secure financing from the International…

President Carlos Alvarado reduces salary in the face of economic crisis
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President Carlos Alvarado reduces salary in the face of economic crisis

AFP and The Tico Times - July 16, 2020

The President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, announced Thursday that he will reduce his salary by 15% in support of his government's proposal to cut the highest…

Costa Rica announces cuts in public spending in the face of pandemic crisis
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Costa Rica announces cuts in public spending in the face of pandemic crisis

AFP and The Tico Times - July 13, 2020

The President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, announced Sunday a sharp cut in public spending as part of the actions to overcome the crisis caused by the…

Costa Rican Legislative Assembly observes minute of silence in memory of George Floyd
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Costa Rican Legislative Assembly observes minute of silence in memory of George Floyd

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 1, 2020

The Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica on Monday observed a minute of silence in memory of George Floyd, a black man who was killed by police in…

Under-fire Nicaragua reports significant rise in COVID-19 cases
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Under-fire Nicaragua reports significant rise in COVID-19 cases

AFP - May 27, 2020

Nicaragua, criticized by its Central American neighbors for doing little to halt the spread of the coronavirus, on Tuesday reported a significant rise in COVID-19 deaths and…