Employment outlook among industrial sector shows no improvement
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Employment outlook among industrial sector shows no improvement

L. Arias - April 25, 2017

The employment and production outlook among industrial sector companies does not look very positive for the rest of this year, a survey from the Costa Rican Chamber of…

Mexico takes Costa Rica ban on avocados to World Trade Organization
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Mexico takes Costa Rica ban on avocados to World Trade Organization

L. Arias - March 8, 2017

The World Trade Organization (WTO) reported that Mexico filed a complaint on Wednesday against Costa Rica over its ban on imports of Hass avocados from that country,…

From Syria to Cartago: One immigrant’s four-generation family business in Costa Rica
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Immigration
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From Syria to Cartago: One immigrant’s four-generation family business in Costa Rica

Elizabeth Lang - March 1, 2017

  In 1930, young José Barguil decided to leave his hometown of Maaloula, Syria, in search of a better life – and began a circuitous journey that…

Costa Rica evaluates lifting ban on Mexican avocados
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Costa Rica evaluates lifting ban on Mexican avocados

L. Arias - February 23, 2017

Guac lovers, rejoice: Costa Rica's ban on imports of Hass avocados from Mexico could end as soon as this year. The Agriculture and Livestock Ministry (MAG) confirmed…

Chanel’s new anti-aging serum contains Costa Rican green coffee
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Chanel’s new anti-aging serum contains Costa Rican green coffee

L. Arias - February 9, 2017

Cosmetic giant Chanel has developed a new anti-aging product with ingredients including green coffee from Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula. The northwestern Pacific region, in the province of Guanacaste,…

Museum inaugurates design exhibit featuring San José’s oldest shops
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Arts and Culture
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Museum inaugurates design exhibit featuring San José’s oldest shops

Elizabeth Lang - February 2, 2017

San José is a city whose buildings and shops are full of history. That's why the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MADC) is inaugurating today its first exhibition…

Most Ticos still prefer pulperías to grocery shopping
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Most Ticos still prefer pulperías to grocery shopping

L. Arias - December 23, 2016

Supermarket chains are expanding all over the country, yet pulperías — small corner stores where shopping is done over a counter — are still Ticos' preferred option for grocery…

Route 32 expansion project receives environmental permits
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Route 32 expansion project receives environmental permits

L. Arias - December 7, 2016

The Environment Ministry’s National Technical Secretariat (SETENA) has cleared the way for the expansion of Route 32, the main highway connecting Costa Rica's Central Valley to the Caribbean…

Dos Pinos acquires candy maker Gallito
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Dos Pinos acquires candy maker Gallito

L. Arias - October 6, 2016

Costa Rica's dairy cooperative Dos Pinos announced Wednesday that it was acquiring the iconic candy brand Gallito and its factory in Costa Rica, saving it from closure. Gallito candies and chocolates…

Yo Emprendedor gives entrepreneurs a start
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Yo Emprendedor gives entrepreneurs a start

Bernardo Montes de Oca - August 29, 2016

It's Saturday morning and there is a long line of people at the door of the Chamber of Construction offices in Tibás, where a competition is about…