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BCCR now predicts 5% fall in Costa Rica GDP for 2020
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BCCR now predicts 5% fall in Costa Rica GDP for 2020

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 31, 2020

Costa Rica's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is expected to shrink by 5% due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to updated predictions from the Central Bank (BCCR). The…

Latin America could reach 215 million impoverished people, ECLAC warns
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Latin America could reach 215 million impoverished people, ECLAC warns

Oscar Ugarte Jiménez / Semanario Universidad - June 17, 2020

The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) announced Monday that poverty and extreme poverty will increase considerably in the region as a…

COVID-19 impacting vulnerable Costa Ricans in the United States
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COVID-19 impacting vulnerable Costa Ricans in the United States

Monserrat Cordero Parra / Semanario Universidad - June 9, 2020

Michael Mora, 30, left for the United States two years ago. The search for the so-called "American dream" led him to leave Puntarenas and travel to New…

Costa Rica will temporarily stop using hydroxychloroquine as treatment for COVID-19
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Costa Rica will temporarily stop using hydroxychloroquine as treatment for COVID-19

Monserrat Cordero Parra / Semanario Universidad - May 29, 2020

The Costa Rican Social Security System (CCSS) will temporarily suspend the use of hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir-ritonavir as treatments for COVID-19 patients, following the recommendation of its Central…

How many jobs will the coronavirus eliminate in Costa Rica?
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How many jobs will the coronavirus eliminate in Costa Rica?

Fabiola Pomareda G. / Semanario Universidad - May 7, 2020

The numbers of new unemployed people in Costa Rica range from 129,000 to 500,000. Without income and with scant savings running out, these people await proposals for…

Costa Rica maps complete genome of SARS-CoV-2 virus
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Costa Rica maps complete genome of SARS-CoV-2 virus

Oscar Ugarte Jiménez / Semanario Universidad - May 1, 2020

For the first time in its history, the Costa Rican Institute for Research and Teaching in Nutrition and Health (INCIENSA) has managed to sequence the genome of…

IMF approves $504 million loan for Costa Rica amid coronavirus
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IMF approves $504 million loan for Costa Rica amid coronavirus

The Tico Times - April 30, 2020

The IMF board on Wednesday approved $504 million in emergency financing for Costa Rica to help the Central American nation deal with the economic damage inflicted by…

Costa Rica’s economy will shrink 3.6% in 2020 due to COVID-19, according to Central Bank
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Costa Rica’s economy will shrink 3.6% in 2020 due to COVID-19, according to Central Bank

María Flórez-Estrada Pimentel / Semanario Universidad - April 25, 2020

Costa Rica's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) — that is, the total value of goods and services produced in a year — is expected to decrease by 3.6%…

Authorities knew of bromacil in Costa Rica’s waters and didn’t alert public
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Authorities knew of bromacil in Costa Rica’s waters and didn’t alert public

Natalia Díaz Zeledón / Semanario Universidad - March 6, 2020

The Plant Health Department (SFE) of Costa Rica knew the levels of bromacil in the water of Río Cuarto (canton of Alajuela) since 2015. Despite having the information,…

Another indigenous man killed in Costa Rica’s southern zone
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Another indigenous man killed in Costa Rica’s southern zone

Vinicio Chacón / Semanario Universidad - February 25, 2020

On Monday night, Jhery Rivera, an indigenous Bröran de Térraba who was involved in one of four land recovery processes in that territory, was killed. This new…

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