Costa Rica’s imports of Mexican Hass avocados made up some 80 percent of the country’s total consumption of the fruit in 2014, the year before the ban went into effect.
(Courtesy of the Chamber of Exporters and Importers of Perishable Products)
The Agriculture Ministry said in a news release that officials are working on a protocol that would allow them negotiate the reopening of avocado imports from Mexico by midyear.
The CINDE Multilingual Job Fair takes place at the Antigua Aduana, west of San José, Friday through Sunday.
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What does it take to stand out at the CINDE Multilingual Job Fair this weekend in San José? CINDE and company representatives give you the inside scoop.
Researchers found that the new bean variety can grow in most of the country, although farmers in the Northern Zone and Southern Pacific got the best results.
Nambí beans are tolerant to extreme drought conditions and high temperatures; they have a shorter production cycle and show more resistance to various diseases.
White sand beaches are among the main attractions of Manuel Antonio National Park, in Costa Rica’s Central Pacific.
Mónica Quesada/The Tico Times
The Health Ministry set a Feb. 14. deadline for administrators to make key infrastructure improvements at Manuel Antonio National Park.
Green coffee from the Nicoya peninsula is one of the ingredients of Chanel new anti-longevity serum. The area is considered one of the world’s Blue Zones, or regions where people live longer.
(Screengrab from Chanel spot)
Chanel is using an extraction process that results in an “ultra-pure, ultra-powerful” ingredient with 70 times more antioxidant active molecules than are found in regular coffee beans.
Fruits and vegetables were the most consumed natural food products in Canada between 2011 and 2015 along with coffee, tea and chocolate.
Costa Rican exporters of foods mainly sell to Canada: sugar, fruit juices, purees and premix, various types of sauce, and powdered mixes.
The bill under consideration by lawmakers proposes a five-year full-court press to promote electric transportation in Costa Rica.
Ronald Reyes/The Tico Times
The bill proposes a series of tax incentives for promoting the purchase of new electric cars and plug-in hybrids, including the elimination of the sales, selective consumption and customs taxes.
Motorists will have to pay more at the pump as soon as this week, following the approval last Friday of higher prices for gasoline and diesel.
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RECOPE’s ongoing fuel-setting requests led citizen group “Ya no más RECOPE” (No more RECOPE) to call for a public demonstration to request for the opening of the fuel distribution market in Costa Rica.
Presidency Minister Sergio Alfaro joined Vice President and Finance Minister Helio Fallas at a press conference on Jan. 26 to announce the government’s decision to table four draft bills to amend fiscal laws.
(Via Casa Presidencial)
Delays on the approval of fiscal reforms prompted Fitch Ratings to downgrade Costa Rica’s Long-Term currency bonds earlier this month and ratings for six banks, including four state-owned banks.
Hard Rock Cafe Guanacaste, the second location in Costa Rica of the franchise, opened in Playas del Coco in December 2015.
(Via Hard Rock Cafe Guanacaste)
Hard Rock is expanding its presence in Guanacaste with a new resort.