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Pandemic leads Moody’s to drop Costa Rica’s ratings forecast
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Pandemic leads Moody’s to drop Costa Rica’s ratings forecast

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 4, 2020

Moody's Investor Services, a United States-based financial company, changed its outlook on Costa Rica's ratings from stable to negative. The move comes months after the company downgraded Costa…

Deficit leads Moody’s to downgrade Costa Rica’s credit rating
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Costa Rica
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Deficit leads Moody’s to downgrade Costa Rica’s credit rating

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 13, 2020

Moody's Investor Services, a United States-based financial company, downgraded the Government of Costa Rica's long-term bond credit ratings to B2 from B1, it announced this week in…

Costa Rica’s Minister of Finance resigns ahead of possible sanctions
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s Minister of Finance resigns ahead of possible sanctions

AFP and The Tico Times - October 23, 2019

The Minister of Finance of Costa Rica, Rocío Aguilar, who led a fight to contain the country's explosive fiscal deficit, resigned Wednesday after the Comptroller's Office recommended…

University students march in Costa Rica against budget restrictions
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Costa Rica
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University students march in Costa Rica against budget restrictions

AFP and The Tico Times - October 23, 2019

Thousands of students and workers from the five public universities of Costa Rica marched to Casa Presidencial on Tuesday to protest against restrictions on the use of…

Higher and ampler sales tax recommended
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Higher and ampler sales tax recommended

John Connor - August 2, 2017

The Costa Rican government is very interested in forming part of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD http://www.oecd.org/ ). The OECD is formed by 35…

Finance Ministry investigation finds 120 companies, corporations linked to Panama Papers
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Corruption
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Finance Ministry investigation finds 120 companies, corporations linked to Panama Papers

L. Arias - March 22, 2017

Finance Ministry officials disclosed results of the first part of an investigation that found 120 Costa Rican companies and corporations linked to cases in the so-called Panama Papers.…

Tax information returns extension deadline ends next week
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Tax information returns extension deadline ends next week

L. Arias - December 1, 2016

The deadline for filing informative tax returns has been extended from Nov. 30 to Dec. 5, and the Finance Ministry is advising taxpayers to do it on…

National Police increase street surveillance ahead of holiday season
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National Police increase street surveillance ahead of holiday season

L. Arias - November 29, 2016

The Public Security Ministry (MSP) is sending more police officers into the streets as part of a security operation ahead of the holiday shopping frenzy. National Police Director…

Finance Ministry issues warning ahead of shopping season
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Finance Ministry issues warning ahead of shopping season

L. Arias - November 9, 2016

Online shopping will enter its high season later this month, and the Finance Ministry has warned people preparing to join the sales frenzy in Costa Rica to avoid problems…

Vehicle insurance costs to go up in November
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Vehicle insurance costs to go up in November

L. Arias - October 28, 2016

The National Insurance Institute (INS) will begin collecting mandatory vehicle circulation permits, or marchamos, for 2017 on Nov. 1, and motorists will likely have to pay more than…