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BCR confirms financial information has leaked after cybercrime group claims to publish private data [updated]

Banco de Costa Rica said it has not found evidence that sensitive information has been compromised.

Costa Rica to stop minting ₡5 coin

The Central Bank of Costa Rica (BCCR) announced Thursday that it will stop minting five-colón coins (₡5) at the end of this year. 

Costa Rica announces multi-million dollar investment to stimulate economy and jobs

The Costa Rican government announced on Friday a public investment of $9.526 billion dollars.

Central Bank: That ₡5,000 counterfeit bank note message is fake

The BCCR is asking people to “touch, watch and turn” the bills to look for the security measures that show a bill is not a counterfeit.

Banks in Costa Rica to change account numbering format

The change will not involve major adjustments for bank customers, except for the IBAN codes printed on checkbooks, deposit forms and other documents.

Central Bank issues new improved ₡5,000 banknotes

The Central Bank made four changes on the front side of the bill but the banknotes in general will look almost the same as current ones.

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

The two suspects could face 15 years in prison if convicted of money laundering.

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

Police arrested the 45-year-old bus driver, identified by the last name Aiza, and another man on board named Ulloa, 47.

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

By painting important figures in the nation’s history, Tomás Povedano helped an entire generation of schoolchildren understand their place in the world. When many of these paintings were adapted as plates for printing money, the artist helped establish the colón as contemporary currency.

Old banknotes lose their value from January 1

Old bills only will be accepted in banks.

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