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Costa Rica, IMF in talks to reduce fiscal debt
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Costa Rica, IMF in talks to reduce fiscal debt

AFP - January 12, 2021

Costa Rica embarked on two weeks of negotiations with the International Monetary Fund on Monday, seeking a "viable" solution to its mounting fiscal debt, worsened by the…

Costa Rica seeks IMF agreement with the challenge of consolidating finances
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Costa Rica seeks IMF agreement with the challenge of consolidating finances

Marco SIBAJA / AFP - January 8, 2021

Costa Rica on Monday will begin negotiations for an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that would allow it to face its large fiscal deficit. The…

Costa Rica to begin IMF negotiations on January 11
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Costa Rica to begin IMF negotiations on January 11

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 6, 2021

Costa Rica will begin negotiations for a loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on January 11, the Finance Ministry announced. "Costa Rican economic authorities will begin…

Costa Rica’s dire financial situation
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Costa Rica’s dire financial situation

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 17, 2020

Two years after passing a controversial fiscal-reform project, Costa Rica remains on tenuous financial grounds. At an individual level, the pandemic and related measures have exacerbated unemployment.…

President of Legislative Assembly tests positive for COVID-19
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President of Legislative Assembly tests positive for COVID-19

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 15, 2020

Eduardo Cruickshank, president of the Costa Rican parliament, has tested positive for the coronavirus, his political party announced Tuesday. Cruickshank has "mild symptoms" and is able to…

Costa Rica will begin negotiations with IMF in January
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Costa Rica will begin negotiations with IMF in January

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 14, 2020

Costa Rica will begin negotiations for a loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) during the second week of January, Finance Minister Elian Villegas announced. "It's a…

Costa Rica presents bills resulting from economic dialogue
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Costa Rica presents bills resulting from economic dialogue

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 9, 2020

The Costa Rican Presidency on Tuesday introduced two new bills and supported six others meant to help the country cut costs in context of a growing financial…

Costa Rica still plans to negotiate with the IMF, Alvarado says
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Costa Rica still plans to negotiate with the IMF, Alvarado says

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 4, 2020

President Carlos Alvarado still intends for Costa Rica to negotiate with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to address the country's looming financial crisis. In an interview with…

Here’s what Costa Rica’s biometric identification bill says
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Here’s what Costa Rica’s biometric identification bill says

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 2, 2020

Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly is considering a bill that would create a national biometric database of the country's residents. Deputies have the opportunity to review the law…

News briefs: Costa Rica news highlights to start your Wednesday
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News briefs: Costa Rica news highlights to start your Wednesday

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 25, 2020

Happy Wednesday from The Tico Times! Here's the news you should know as a new day starts in Costa Rica. **** The Legislative Assembly approved a $250…