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Costa Rica proposes tax measures as part of IMF negotiations
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Costa Rica proposes tax measures as part of IMF negotiations

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 18, 2020

The Costa Rican Presidency on Thursday announced the fiscal measures it will present to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as part of negotiations to secure $1.75 billion…

Costa Rica to propose fiscal adjustments before negotiations with IMF
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Costa Rica to propose fiscal adjustments before negotiations with IMF

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 17, 2020

The Costa Rican government on Thursday will announce details about its upcoming negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), from which the Central American nation has asked…

Trump succeeds in making advisor Mauricio Claver-Carone president of the IDB
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Trump succeeds in making advisor Mauricio Claver-Carone president of the IDB

Ariela NAVARRO / AFP - September 12, 2020

Saturday, President Donald Trump's adviser, Mauricio Claver-Carone, became the first U.S. citizen to be elected as president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) despite the opposition of…

Trump advisor set to lead Inter-American Development Bank
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Trump advisor set to lead Inter-American Development Bank

AFP - September 11, 2020

An advisor to U.S. President Donald Trump is set to take the helm of the Inter-American Development Bank, potentially ending decades of Latin American leadership, the institution…

Former Costa Rican president Laura Chinchilla withdraws candidacy for IDB presidency
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Former Costa Rican president Laura Chinchilla withdraws candidacy for IDB presidency

AFP - September 3, 2020

The former president of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla, withdrew her candidacy for the presidency of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the government announced Thursday. "Former President Chinchilla…

Costa Rica asks IMF for assistance due to impacts of pandemic
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Costa Rica asks IMF for assistance due to impacts of pandemic

AFP - August 30, 2020

Costa Rica on Saturday asked the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to begin negotiations for a three-year assistance agreement, in which the government would agree to apply fiscal…

Peru, Argentine economies post huge falls
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Peru, Argentine economies post huge falls

AFP - August 21, 2020

Peru's year-on-year GDP fell by 30 percent in the second quarter of 2020 as it was badly affected by coronavirus containment measures, the government said on Thursday.…

U.S. and 16 other countries refuse to postpone elections for IDB president
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U.S. and 16 other countries refuse to postpone elections for IDB president

Alina DIESTE / AFP - August 19, 2020

The United States and 16 countries on Tuesday refused to postpone the election of the next president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), in a boost to…

Costa Rica temporarily withdraws 10 law projects to streamline IMF loan
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Costa Rica temporarily withdraws 10 law projects to streamline IMF loan

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 18, 2020

The Costa Rican Presidency has withdrawn 10 law projects in an effort to streamline the path toward a $504 million loan from the International Monetary Fund. A…

Costa Rica supports postponing election for new IDB president
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Costa Rica supports postponing election for new IDB president

AFP - August 8, 2020

Costa Rica, which has presented a candidate to preside over the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), supported a push to postpone the assembly in which members will vote…