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Costa Rica ranks healthiest country in Latin America
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Costa Rica ranks healthiest country in Latin America

L. Arias - November 3, 2015

Along with being one of the happiest places in the world, it turns out Costa Rica is among the healthiest. A recent study by Bloomberg ranks Costa Rica as the healthiest…

Doing Business: How countries game the World Bank’s rankings
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Doing Business: How countries game the World Bank’s rankings

Leonid Bershidsky | Bloomberg - October 29, 2015

For some governments, improving their country's standing in the World Bank's Doing Business survey has become a national priority. Yet the results of such efforts sometimes are…

World Bank: Doing business in Costa Rica has never been easier
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World Bank: Doing business in Costa Rica has never been easier

Zach Dyer - October 28, 2015

Doing business in Costa Rica has never been so easy, according to a new survey from the World Bank. Costa Rica's ease of doing business ranking leaped…

World Bank: Extreme poverty to fall below 10 percent
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World Bank: Extreme poverty to fall below 10 percent

Jeremy Tordjman | AFP - October 4, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Extreme poverty will this year fall to less than 10 percent of the global population for the first time, although there is still "great concern"…

As US, Cuba renew ties, report urges ‘economic reintegration’
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As US, Cuba renew ties, report urges ‘economic reintegration’

Larry Luxner - July 18, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Monday at precisely 10 a.m. Cuba’s flag will rise for the first time in 54 years over the country’s stately old mission along Washington’s 16th…

World Bank offers encouraging prognosis for Central America in 2015
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World Bank offers encouraging prognosis for Central America in 2015

Larry Luxner - December 15, 2014

WASHINGTON, D. C. – A strong U.S. economy and lower world oil prices will only mean good news for Central America next year, predicts the World Bank…

Costa Rica ranks 83rd in the world for doing business
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Costa Rica ranks 83rd in the world for doing business

Zach Dyer - October 29, 2014

Other countries are outpacing Costa Rica when it comes to improving the ease of doing business, according to a press release from the World Bank. The World…

IMF chief promises ‘belly-dance’ if US endorses reforms
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Global
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IMF chief promises ‘belly-dance’ if US endorses reforms

AFP - October 9, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Frustrated with the U.S. Congress' refusal to vote through crucial reforms at the International Monetary Fund, IMF chief Christine Lagarde promised Thursday a belly dance…

Costa Rica should expect 4.3 percent GDP growth, World Bank says
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Costa Rica should expect 4.3 percent GDP growth, World Bank says

Zach Dyer - October 8, 2014

Regional growth is down for the year, but some smaller economies in Latin America and the Caribbean are enjoying improving gross domestic product figures, according to the latest…

Divided Latin America pits fast-growing Pacific nations against lagging Atlantic
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Business
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Divided Latin America pits fast-growing Pacific nations against lagging Atlantic

Raymond Colitt | Bloomberg - June 1, 2014

BRASILIA, Brazil – The end of a decade-long boom driven by cheap money and strong commodity prices has deeply divided Latin America between fast-growth countries along the…

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