Four presidential candidates in favor of breaking fuel monopoly
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Four presidential candidates in favor of breaking fuel monopoly

L. Arias - July 31, 2017

Four of five presidential candidates who took part in a debate late last week said they would support breaking up the fuel monopoly held by the Costa Rican Oil Refinery…

Lufthansa to fly nonstop between Costa Rica and Germany
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Lufthansa to fly nonstop between Costa Rica and Germany

L. Arias - July 14, 2017

German carrier Lufthansa announced that it will fly nonstop between Frankfurt and Costa Rica twice a week starting on March 29, 2018. The flights will depart from…

Costa Rica’s country brand is the fastest growing in the Americas
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Costa Rica’s country brand is the fastest growing in the Americas

L. Arias - July 7, 2017

A recent evaluation of the country brand “Essential Costa Rica” found that its brand equity jumped 12 spots as a tourism destination and five in the trade and…

Opening of Moín container terminal postponed to 2019
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Opening of Moín container terminal postponed to 2019

L. Arias - July 6, 2017

The container terminal in the Caribbean port of Moín will open in February 2019, 13 months later than originally agreed, Dutch concessionaire APM Terminals confirmed Wednesday. General…

Costa Rica enforces new methodology for calculating dollar exchange rate
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Costa Rica enforces new methodology for calculating dollar exchange rate

L. Arias - July 6, 2017

The Central Bank of Costa Rica (BCCR) has enforced a new methodology to calculate the reference exchange rate of the US dollar, and it has already showed…

Hundreds of medical procedures, surgeries postponed by public workers’ strike
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Hundreds of medical procedures, surgeries postponed by public workers’ strike

L. Arias - June 30, 2017

A total of 1,490 employees of the Social Security System, or Caja, joined the strike called for public workers’ unions on Thursday and affected more than a…

Demonstration, arts festival to complicate vehicle traffic in San José on Thursday
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Demonstration, arts festival to complicate vehicle traffic in San José on Thursday

L. Arias - June 28, 2017

People needing to go to San José on Thursday should take a very careful look at their route. A public workers' demonstration will take over downtown streets…

Costa Rica’s regulatory agency will not block Uber
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Costa Rica’s regulatory agency will not block Uber

L. Arias - June 14, 2017

The ride-hailing app Uber will continue operating in Costa Rica, as both the Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) and the Public Transportation Council (CTP) have ruled out blocking…

Ombudsman’s Office opposes hikes in electricity rates for CNFL
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Ombudsman’s Office opposes hikes in electricity rates for CNFL

L. Arias - June 13, 2017

Officials from the Ombudsman's Office attended a public hearing at the Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) to voice their rejection of two hikes in electricity rates requested by…

Renovation of Hotel Costa Rica sparks criticism
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Renovation of Hotel Costa Rica sparks criticism

L. Arias - June 8, 2017

The ongoing renovation of the Gran Hotel Costa Rica, one of the most iconic buildings in downtown San José, has elicite outrage from citizens, architects, and others…