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Costa Rica records lowest poverty figures in seven years
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Costa Rica records lowest poverty figures in seven years

L. Arias - October 27, 2016

An increase in the average income of the population reduced poverty levels by 1.2 percent in Costa Rica. That is one of the main findings of the…

Costa Rica poverty hits young people the hardest, says new survey
Health
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Health
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Costa Rica poverty hits young people the hardest, says new survey

Zach Dyer - October 29, 2015

More than 65 percent of poor Costa Ricans are under 35 years old, according to a new multi-dimensional poverty index Casa Presidencial rolled out Thursday. Children under…

More than 1.1 million Costa Ricans live in poverty
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Business
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More than 1.1 million Costa Ricans live in poverty

Zach Dyer - October 23, 2015

More than 1.1 million Costa Ricans live in poverty, according to the latest household survey from the National Statistics and Census Institute (INEC), released Thursday. Extreme poverty…

PHOTOS: Human rights office uses images to show the everyday side of poverty in Costa Rica
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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PHOTOS: Human rights office uses images to show the everyday side of poverty in Costa Rica

Zach Dyer - September 26, 2015

A new collaboration between the Ombudsman’s Office, Veritas University and the University of Costa Rica aims to personalize the plight of poverty faced by many Costa Ricans.…

Costa Rica meets Millennium Development Goal for hunger reduction
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Global
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Costa Rica meets Millennium Development Goal for hunger reduction

L. Arias - June 8, 2015

The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) named Costa Rica among 72 countries (of 129 evaluated) that achieved the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of cutting in half…

Costa Rican government launches new anti-poverty plan aimed at helping 54,600 families
Economy
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Economy
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Costa Rican government launches new anti-poverty plan aimed at helping 54,600 families

L. Arias - March 27, 2015

The administration of President Luis Guillermo Solís launched a targeted poverty-reduction plan on Thursday, aimed at pulling at least 54,600 families out of extreme poverty. The plan, called “Puente al Desarrollo” (Bridge to Development),…

Costa Rican lawmakers move forward with bill to lower cap on rent hikes
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Business
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Costa Rican lawmakers move forward with bill to lower cap on rent hikes

L. Arias - March 5, 2015

The Legislative Commission on Legal Affairs unanimously approved a draft bill this week that would decrease the amount landlords are allowed to hike the rent each year for houses…

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

Costa Rica’s President Solís to meet with leaders of Chile, Colombia, Jamaica, Haiti and Ecuador
CELAC
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CELAC
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Costa Rica’s President Solís to meet with leaders of Chile, Colombia, Jamaica, Haiti and Ecuador

Zach Dyer - January 27, 2015

President Luis Guillermo Solís is set to hold bilateral meetings with the leaders of five nations in the Caribbean and South America this week during the third…

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…

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