Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said that the Fed’s policy board still saw risks for the economy.
Funds will be used to add a 300-meter dock to the current port.
Travelers praise the country for its nature, adventure and friendly fellow travelers.
Company expects to hire 500 employees in the next two years.
The new nonstop flight is already available for booking at the company’s website.
Passengers must present their Costa Rican identity card or residency permit to take advantage of the offer.
The roya fungus has damaged 64 percent of coffee crops in Costa Rica, officials said.
Microprocessor components are still the top export product.
Outstanding tax debt totals some $26 million.
Those failing to pay corporate taxes will be blocked from doing business starting Feb 1.
Authorities say cruise ship staff are warning passengers that Limón is dangerous.
CANATUR President Juan Carlos Ramos said that the group’s recent survey is accurate and includes 120 companies.
A decrease in fuel prices prevented higher inflation.
New restaurant is located at Lincoln Plaza mall in San José.
The U.S. chain is selling $7 cups of a limited edition brew made from Costa Rica’s Finca Palmilera.
Officials hope to replace petroleum imports with cleaner natural gas.
In Latin America and the Caribbean, 40 percent of workers have unemployment insurance.
Nowadays, the People’s Republic of China is a huge open market, which offers vast opportunities for the construction industry.
For the rest of 2012 and into 2013, pressure on the Costa Rican colón’s exchange rate versus the dollar will be downwards.
President Laura Chinchilla signed three tax and finance bills into law on Tuesday that will help close tax loopholes and remove Costa Rica from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s “gray list.”
For the past 28 years, César Vindas has staked his plot on a beautiful piece of land in Los Santos region of southern Costa Rica. With the help of the National Fund for Financing Forestry, he’s able to reduce his carbon footprint and protect the forest. You can, too.
Escazú Mayor Arnolodo Barahona and his progressive Yunta Progresista Escazuceña party wrested control from national political parties in 2010 elections. Two years later, the mayor tells The Tico Times what he’s accomplished.
For years homeowners in Costa Rica largely have been locked out of the solar option by high pricing and lack of infrastructure. That’s quickly changing, making solar energy a viable option for energy consumers who want to save money and the planet.
Administration officials are relieved that a political stalemate in the Legislative Assembly seems to be over, as lawmakers approve a series of bills to help reduce the fiscal deficit. But will the measures work without reining in public-sector spending?
Every Saturday in San José's Barrio Aranjuez, vendors at Feria Verde, a farmers market, offer healthy organic food that shoppers can't find in supermarkets. But getting the government to certify their products as organic isn't simple.
Costa Rica’s Caribbean ports need a makeover to compete with 21st century shipping needs. APM Terminals’ Paul Gallie tells The Tico Times how his company can help draw foreign investment to a region that badly needs it.
Second Vice President Luis Liberman heads the Chinchilla administration’s economic team. Will his experience in the private banking system help Costa Rica weather rough economic seas?
Three days of service industry demonstrations.
Government goal is to have 95 percent of the country’s energy come from renewable sources by 2014.
Humane Society International launches a program in Costa Rica to convince restaurant and store owners to better market eggs produced from free-range chickens. But consumers still need education, the head of the program says.
The project is slated to start generating energy in 2016.
The Justice Ministry, Costa Rican-American Chamber of Commerce and other groups created the Costa Rican Academy of Intellectual Property to help train public and private agencies to protect intellectual property rights.
Choices for electric and hybrid cars are limited, but alternative fuel-enthusiasts are pushing their growth.