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Brazil S&P downgrade forces a fiscal reckoning
Brazil
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Brazil
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Brazil S&P downgrade forces a fiscal reckoning

Mac Margolis | Bloomberg View - September 11, 2015

Standard & Poor's decision to demote Brazil's debt to junk status on Sept. 9 hit the country's political class right where it should have -- square in…

Venezuela’s Maduro secures another $5 billion loan from China for oil sector
Bolivarian Revolution
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Bolivarian Revolution
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Venezuela’s Maduro secures another $5 billion loan from China for oil sector

AFP - September 2, 2015

CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced China has granted his government a $5 billion loan to boost oil output in the recession-hit OPEC state. "We have…

UPDATE: Costa Rican police raid law offices in connection with €8.5 million fraud investigation
Business
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Business
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UPDATE: Costa Rican police raid law offices in connection with €8.5 million fraud investigation

Zach Dyer - August 18, 2015

Update: Aug. 18, 5:12 p.m. Antonio Robles, name partner of Robles Oreamuno y Asociados, the law firm searched by Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) Tuesday morning, told The…

Brazil in crisis means 93 company downgrades just the beginning
Brazil
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Brazil
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Brazil in crisis means 93 company downgrades just the beginning

Filipe Pacheco and Ney Hayashi | Bloomberg - July 20, 2015

Brazil is keeping credit-rating companies busy. Moody's Investors Service, Standard & Poor's and Fitch Ratings have dished out 93 corporate downgrades since Jan. 1, already more than…

Live Stream: 2015 Latin American Cities Conference San José
AS/COA
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AS/COA
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Live Stream: 2015 Latin American Cities Conference San José

The Tico Times - June 24, 2015

The Tico Times will be live streaming the 2015 Latin American Cities Conference: San José, brought to you by the Americas Society/Council of the Americas. The conference, "Costa…

Costa Rica unemployment reaches 10.1 percent
Business
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Business
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Costa Rica unemployment reaches 10.1 percent

George Rodriguez and AFP - May 19, 2015

Unemployment in Costa Rica reached 10.1 percent in the first quarter of this year, a slight increase over the same period last year, the National Statistics and Census Institute (INEC) reported…

Why this Picasso sold for $180 million and what it tells us about the super rich
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Why this Picasso sold for $180 million and what it tells us about the super rich

Max Ehrenfreund | The Washington Post - May 12, 2015

Christie's sold a painting by Pablo Picasso Monday night for $179.4 million, far exceeding both the firm's expectations and the previous record for the most expensive work…

Regulatory hurdles, inexperience contribute to China-Costa Rica trade imbalance
Business
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Business
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Regulatory hurdles, inexperience contribute to China-Costa Rica trade imbalance

Zach Dyer - January 1, 2015

President Luis Guillermo Solís travels to China tomorrow with the aim of attracting Chinese foreign investment and much-needed jobs to Costa Rica, but the president has a…

Costa Rica attracts over $2 billion in foreign direct investment in 2014
Business
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Business
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Costa Rica attracts over $2 billion in foreign direct investment in 2014

Zach Dyer - December 20, 2014

Costa Rica exceeded its annual goal for foreign investment by an estimated $300 million in 2014, but new investments weren’t enough to outpace the loss of jobs from…

Gold erases 2014 gains as silver slumps to 55-month low on GDP
after the gold rush
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after the gold rush
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Gold erases 2014 gains as silver slumps to 55-month low on GDP

Debarati Roy and Nicholas Larkin | Bloomberg - October 30, 2014

NEW YORK — The more the U.S. economy improves, the worse things get for gold. Bullion fell below $1,200 an ounce Thursday, erasing its gains for the…

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