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A Poorer Costa Rica, the Challenge of the Next Governor

La Carpio was born poor, and now it is poorer. In this neighborhood of precarious houses and narrow streets in San José, several of...

This Thanksgiving in Costa Rica, pass a plate to those in need

Share your Thanksgiving meal with a child in need - including children who have fled the Syrian conflict - with just a click on your smartphone.

Thousands of Costa Rican small businesses closed in 2020

More than 7% of Costa Rica’s microenterprises closed in 2020, according to the National Institute of Statistics and Census (INEC). 

More than a quarter of Costa Rican households living in poverty: Details

Poverty in Costa Rica reached 26.2% of households, the highest level since 1992, amid the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Poverty rate rises in Costa Rica to highest level in decades

The last time that Costa Rica registered such a high level of poverty was in 1992, when it reached 29.4%.

Poverty rate remains stable at 21% in Costa Rica, government says

Poverty in Costa Rica remained stable at 21% in the last year, while extreme poverty had a slight reduction of half a percentage point to 5.8%, the official statistical agency said Thursday.

Costa Rica records lowest poverty figures in seven years

Research by the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses found that 20.5 percent of households in Costa Rica live in poverty.

Costa Rican government launches new anti-poverty plan aimed at helping 54,600 families

President Solís' plan aims to unify all 30 of the government's current aid programs into a single welfare system called the “Unique System of Beneficiaries.”

Costa Rica’s President Solís to meet with leaders of Chile, Colombia, Jamaica, Haiti and Ecuador

President Luis Guillermo Solís is set to hold bilateral meetings with the leaders of five countries in the Caribbean and South America this week during the third Community of Latin American and Caribbean States in San José, the president confirmed during a press conference Monday.

Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís promises to cut extreme poverty by 45 percent by 2018

Six months after taking office President Luis Guillermo Solís outlined – in a 560-page document – a roadmap for his administration that includes a promise to reduce Costa Rica’s extreme poverty rate by 45 percent by 2018, the year he leaves Casa Presidencial.

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