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Costa Rica police nab tourists with more than $200,000 at Juan Santamaría International Airport
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Costa Rica police nab tourists with more than $200,000 at Juan Santamaría International Airport

Zach Dyer - June 15, 2015

Police confiscated more than $200,000 in cash at Juan Santamaría International Airport over the weekend from two Mexican tourists, according to a statement from the Public Security…

Police uncover $352,000 in cash hidden in bus at Panama border
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Police uncover $352,000 in cash hidden in bus at Panama border

Zach Dyer - February 21, 2015

Border police discovered a cardboard box hidden behind the front dual-wheels of a bus at a customs stop in Corredores, along Costa Rica’s southern border. Inside the box officers…

Art exhibit shows intersection of printed money, history, and nationalism
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Art exhibit shows intersection of printed money, history, and nationalism

Robert Isenberg - December 17, 2014

In the history of Costa Rica, few expats were more influential than Tomás Povedano. Born and raised in Spain, Povedano enjoyed some stints in Ecuador before moving…

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Old banknotes lose their value from January 1

L. Arias - December 31, 2012

Beginning January 1, Ticos can pay only using the new bills introduced by the Central Bank of Costa Rica (BCCR). “As for this Tuesday Jan. 1 and until…

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New ₡5,000, ₡10,000 and ₡50,000 bills to circulate in August

Tico Times - July 10, 2012

Costa Rica’s Central Bank announced Tuesday that it will circulate three new banknotes of ₡5,000 ($10), ₡10,000 ($20) and ₡50,000 ($99) in August. Once the new bills…

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Costa Rica circulates new ₡1,000 and ₡2,000 bills

Matt Levin - June 22, 2011

Get rid of old ₡1,000 and ₡2,000 notes before they lose their value at the beginning of September. The Central Bank of Costa Rica (BCCR) put two…

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