Costa Rican crypto: The Bitcoin economy in Costa Rica
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Costa Rican crypto: The Bitcoin economy in Costa Rica

Duncan Anderson - January 4, 2019

Costa Ricans can legally receive part of their salary in cryptocurrency, and given the impending financial crisis in Costa Rica, does it make sense to do so?…

IMF projects economic slowdown in Costa Rica in 2018
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IMF projects economic slowdown in Costa Rica in 2018

AFP and The Tico Times - December 13, 2018

The economy of Costa Rica will slow in 2018 and reach a growth of 2.6% on the year, concluded a report from a team of International Monetary…

Colon tanks, Costa Rica raises interest rates to slow inflation
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Colon tanks, Costa Rica raises interest rates to slow inflation

AFP and The Tico Times - November 1, 2018

For the first time in history, the Costa Rican Colon surpassed 600 colones per dollar. On Wednesday, some banks were reporting an exchange rate of ₡616 for…

Textiles for change: La Carpio enterprise sews with a purpose
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Textiles for change: La Carpio enterprise sews with a purpose

Elizabeth Lang - April 16, 2018

Two years ago, the System of Art Education for Social Inclusion (SIFAIS) invited people from the shantytown of La Carpio, located on the outskirts of San José,…

Venezuelan company to furlough workers in Costa Rica
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Venezuelan company to furlough workers in Costa Rica

AFP - April 6, 2018

A Venezuelan state-owned aluminum firm has announced it wants to furlough more than 300 workers at its Costa Rica plant because of lack of raw goods to…

Panama investigates owner-manager row at Trump hotel
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Panama investigates owner-manager row at Trump hotel

AFP - February 27, 2018

PANAMA CITY, PANAMA – Panamanian prosecutors are investigating a dispute between owners and the management of a Trump hotel, a skyscraper that cuts a distinctive figure among the…

Costa Rican airline Nature Air to resume operations
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Costa Rican airline Nature Air to resume operations

Elizabeth Lang - February 2, 2018

The Civil Aviation Administration (DGAC) has lifted its temporary suspension of the Costa Rican airline Nature Air, imposed Jan. 11. The suspension came in the wake of…

The growth of the Tamarindo Diria Hotel
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The growth of the Tamarindo Diria Hotel

Elizabeth Lang - January 24, 2018

It's a landmark on Tamarindo's main road and in many ways a symbol for the rapid growth of the area: the Hotel Diria, a hotel that has…

New alliances seek to boost Costa Rica’s sustainable agricultural, fishing exports
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New alliances seek to boost Costa Rica’s sustainable agricultural, fishing exports

The Tico Times - November 27, 2017

Two new public-private alliances seek to open new doors for Costa Rica in international markets by building sustainable green and blue value chains that protect the country's…

Costa Rican student creates buffalo burger, sausage company
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Costa Rican student creates buffalo burger, sausage company

Mitzi Stark - November 15, 2017

There is a new, healthy way to eat burgers and sausage, thanks to a class project by 24-year-old Andrea Bolaños. Bolaños produces these products from buffalo meat,…