Online shopping still low in Costa Rica, study finds
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Online shopping still low in Costa Rica, study finds

L. Arias - May 30, 2016

Despite having internet coverage in some 88 percent of the country, only 12 percent of consumers in Costa Rica shop online, a study on shopping habits and trends…

San José cracks down on street vendors
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San José cracks down on street vendors

L. Arias - May 5, 2016

Costa Rica's capital San José launched a special operation this week aimed at removing street vendors from pedestrian walkways. Municipal Police Chief Marcelo Solano said that on Monday…

Business confidence still low in Costa Rica
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Business confidence still low in Costa Rica

L. Arias - April 7, 2016

Wariness about the country’s employment and economic situation caused a slight decline in confidence among business sector leaders during the first quarter of this year, according to a recent…

Regulatory Authority approves lower electricity rates except for San José, Cartago residents
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Regulatory Authority approves lower electricity rates except for San José, Cartago residents

L. Arias - March 29, 2016

The Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) on Monday approved new electricity rates that mostly will benefit residents outside the Central Valley. New rates will apply starting in April and…

Rodrigo Brenes wants to take over the world, one ice cream cone at a time
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Rodrigo Brenes wants to take over the world, one ice cream cone at a time

Jill Replogle - March 19, 2016

As I walk in the door of the home-office-ice cream factory that Rodrigo Brenes shares with his architect girlfriend, he's intensely waiving his imaginary conductor's baton at…

Costa Rica craft beer festival highlights quality over quantity
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Costa Rica craft beer festival highlights quality over quantity

Michael Krumholtz - March 9, 2016

Costa Rica's craft beer festival -- coming up on its fifth year — began, as most great ideas do, with a few friends sitting around drinking beer. The…

Intel’s Vince Guglielmetti wants more Costa Rican engineers
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Intel’s Vince Guglielmetti wants more Costa Rican engineers

Jill Replogle - February 26, 2016

Vince Guglielmetti has seen a lot of changes at Intel in his decade with the company in Costa Rica. Currently in his fifth position with the chipmaker…

Community park reflects big goals for urban planning in Curridabat
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Community park reflects big goals for urban planning in Curridabat

Katherine Stanley - February 25, 2016

“These days, our lives take place inside our houses,” said Franz González, wielding a paintbrush. “We’re trying to get people involved out here.” González, a resident of…