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Costa Rica’s Solís urges calm after Moody’s knocks investment rating down to junk status
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Costa Rica’s Solís urges calm after Moody’s knocks investment rating down to junk status

The Tico Times - September 17, 2014

President Luis Guillermo Solís told representatives from the Costa Rican Banking Association (ABC) that Moody’s Investor Services' decision to drop Costa Rica’s investment rating to junk status…

Recent exchange rate stability offers relief to businesses
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Recent exchange rate stability offers relief to businesses

The Tico Times - September 1, 2014

After the colón got off to a rocky start in 2014, the Costa Rican currency has entered a period of relative stability. The Central Bank’s (BCCR) efforts to quell…

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Police seize over $100,000 since opening new border checkpoint

The Tico Times - July 5, 2014

[caption id="attachment_41745" align="alignright" width="231"] Courtesy Public Security Ministry[/caption] Costa Rican Border Police have seized over $100,000 in cash in the southern region of the country since opening a…

Border police seize $68,000 in cash near Panamanian border
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Border police seize $68,000 in cash near Panamanian border

The Tico Times - June 25, 2014

A drug sniffing dog helped police find $68,204 in cash hidden in a truck near the Panamanian border after 1 a.m. Tuesday. Border Police at the Kilometer…

US dollar trades at highest level in three years
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US dollar trades at highest level in three years

Zach Dyer and Fabiola Pomareda - February 7, 2014

In the lead-up to national elections here and following news that the United States Federal Reserve would pull back economic stimulus, the U.S. dollar reached its highest…