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Costa Rica evaluates lifting ban on Mexican avocados
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Costa Rica evaluates lifting ban on Mexican avocados

L. Arias - February 23, 2017

Guac lovers, rejoice: Costa Rica's ban on imports of Hass avocados from Mexico could end as soon as this year. The Agriculture and Livestock Ministry (MAG) confirmed…

Costa Rican importers decry black market avocados 1 year after ban
Agriculture
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Agriculture
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Costa Rican importers decry black market avocados 1 year after ban

The Tico Times - May 5, 2016

The first anniversary of Costa Rica’s ban on avocado imports from nine different countries falls on Cinco de Mayo, a cruel joke for those looking forward to…

British Week Costa Rica: From Shakespeare to Bond
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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British Week Costa Rica: From Shakespeare to Bond

Amanda Zúñiga - October 30, 2015

The first-ever British Week Costa Rica will fill the country with the United Kingdom's culture, tradition and heritage from Oct. 31 to Nov. 8. The Costa Rica…

China helps boost Costa Rica’s beef exports
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China helps boost Costa Rica’s beef exports

L. Arias - February 4, 2015

Exports of Costa Rican beef to China increased by more than 700 percent in one year, according Leonardo Murillo, a livestock research coordinator at the Costa Rican…

Six years later, what impact has CAFTA had on Costa Rica?
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Six years later, what impact has CAFTA had on Costa Rica?

Melanie Furey - January 15, 2015

In recent years, the rhetoric in Costa Rica regarding the Dominican Republic-Central American Free-Trade Agreement with the United States (CAFTA-DR) has died down as the impact of…

Limonenses weigh in on Moín Port expansion and the ongoing dockworkers strike
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Limonenses weigh in on Moín Port expansion and the ongoing dockworkers strike

The Tico Times - October 28, 2014

Sometimes it seems that those who yell the loudest receive the most attention. All of Costa Rica is watching as striking dockworkers march through the streets of…

US updates import requirements for tomatoes, gluten-free products
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US updates import requirements for tomatoes, gluten-free products

L. Arias - August 15, 2014

Costa Rican exporters take note: Beginning this month, new regulations issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will apply for the entry into that country of…

Russia OKs imports of Costa Rican beef, milk powder
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Russia OKs imports of Costa Rican beef, milk powder

L. Arias - July 30, 2014

Costa Rica's cattle industry meets all health requirements for exporting to Russia, according to Russia's Federal Administration of Veterinary and Phytosanitary Control. The approval, currently granted only for…

Even without diplomatic ties, Costa Rica still ranks as Taiwan’s top Central America trade partner
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Even without diplomatic ties, Costa Rica still ranks as Taiwan’s top Central America trade partner

Larry Luxner - July 22, 2014

TAIPEI, Taiwan – Seven years ago, Costa Rican President Óscar Arias outraged Taiwanese officials by breaking diplomatic relations with the prosperous island nation and aligning Costa Rica…

Tourism officials approve first licenses for use of country brand ‘Essential Costa Rica’
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Tourism officials approve first licenses for use of country brand ‘Essential Costa Rica’

L. Arias - July 17, 2014

The Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) on Thursday confirmed approval of the first applications for the use by tourism businesses of the country's brand, "Essential Costa Rica," in…