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Dollar exchange rate down following Central Bank’s intervention announcement
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Dollar exchange rate down following Central Bank’s intervention announcement

L. Arias - May 26, 2017

The Central Bank of Costa Rica (BCCR) will intervene in the foreign exchange market in order to curb the sustained hike in the exchange rate of the…

Dollar exchange rate reaches highest price in seven years
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Business
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Dollar exchange rate reaches highest price in seven years

L. Arias - May 19, 2017

The exchange rate of the Costa Rican colón against the dollar reached ₡581.90 (to sell) and ₡569.26 (to buy) on Thursday, the highest since January 2010. The…

Government announces increased security measures to curb recent crime wave
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Government announces increased security measures to curb recent crime wave

L. Arias - May 18, 2017

President Luis Guillermo Solís and top officials of the country's security agencies met on Wednesday to outline a plan to improve public security and boost the fight…

President Solís meets with King Felipe VI in Spain
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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President Solís meets with King Felipe VI in Spain

L. Arias - May 9, 2017

President Luis Guillermo Solís began his first official visit to Spain on Monday and met with Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and with King Felipe VI. Solís and First Lady Mercedes…

State of the Nation: President Solís highlights economic growth, urges fiscal reforms
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Business
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State of the Nation: President Solís highlights economic growth, urges fiscal reforms

L. Arias - May 4, 2017

President Luis Guillermo Solís said he knows that the change he promised during his campaign has not been exactly what the people expected, but said that “Costa…

RECOPE opposes referendum that could break its fuel market monopoly
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RECOPE opposes referendum that could break its fuel market monopoly

L. Arias - March 20, 2017

Officials of the state-owned Costa Rican Oil Refinery (RECOPE) said breaking the fuel market monopoly would not result in lower prices and, on the contrary, would endanger…

President Luis Guillermo Solís worried about U.S. immigration policies
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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President Luis Guillermo Solís worried about U.S. immigration policies

L. Arias - March 16, 2017

President Luis Guillermo Solís said he is concerned about the impact on Central America of U.S. plans to carry out mass deportations. Solís spoke in Washington on…

President Luis Guillermo Solís to meet with U.S. Vice President Michael Pence
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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President Luis Guillermo Solís to meet with U.S. Vice President Michael Pence

L. Arias - March 7, 2017

President Luis Guillermo Solís will visit Washington, D.C. and New York during an official trip from March 13-17. He announced the tour in a post on his Facebook profile on…

VIDEO: President Solís invites Oscar nominee Emma Stone to celebrate in Costa Rica
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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VIDEO: President Solís invites Oscar nominee Emma Stone to celebrate in Costa Rica

L. Arias - February 23, 2017

President Luis Guillermo Solís used his Facebook profile on Thursday to invite Oscar-nominated actress Emma Stone to visit Costa Rica. Solís recorded the video in English. He…

Government tables draft bills aimed at approving fiscal reforms
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Government tables draft bills aimed at approving fiscal reforms

L. Arias - January 28, 2017

President Luis Guillermo Solís will table a series of draft bills at the Legislative Assembly designed to increase government income and curb the country’s fiscal deficit, Casa Presidencial…

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