Churchill: The rebirth of a Tico classic
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Churchill: The rebirth of a Tico classic

L. Arias - May 20, 2016

The pristine combination of shaved ice and bright red syrup that vendors traditionally offer in parks and streets around Costa Rica is the formula that businesses of…

Black Friday in Costa Rica: Half of Ticos surveyed plan to shop
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Black Friday in Costa Rica: Half of Ticos surveyed plan to shop

L. Arias - November 10, 2015

Costa Rican consumers are increasingly joining the trend of starting their holiday shopping on Black Friday or “Viernes Negro.” The made-in-the-U.S. shopping date is currently “known and accepted” by more…

Central American Bank grants Costa Rica $2 million to finance environmental projects
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Central American Bank grants Costa Rica $2 million to finance environmental projects

L. Arias - October 1, 2015

The Association for the Development of Small Businesses (ACORDE) on Wednesday announced they have $2 million available for loans to small and medium-sized businesses for projects that benefit the…

Costa Rican exporters look to increase sales at international fair
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Costa Rican exporters look to increase sales at international fair

L. Arias - September 11, 2015

Local business owners will be seeking to expand their sales in the international market at the next Buyers Trade Mission 2015 to be held Sep. 22-25 at the…

‘The Venture’ offers up to $1 million for social entrepreneurs
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‘The Venture’ offers up to $1 million for social entrepreneurs

L. Arias - September 10, 2015

Scotch Whisky giant Chivas Regal this month launched “The Venture,” a competition in which applicants from 23 countries -- including Costa Rica -- will have a chance…

Lawmakers move forward with $13.5 million bailout plan for tourism sector
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Lawmakers move forward with $13.5 million bailout plan for tourism sector

L. Arias - August 18, 2015

Small and medium-sized tourism entrepreneurs hit by the global economic crisis of 2008-2009 likely will receive a boost to meet overdue debts and keep their businesses open. A…

Costa Rica approves regulations to restart medical research on humans
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Costa Rica approves regulations to restart medical research on humans

L. Arias - July 22, 2015

Medical research involving human subjects could resume soon in Costa Rica following the publication in the official newspaper La Gaceta of regulations outlining the procedures for approval, development,…

Costa Rican company begins exporting wood-burning stoves
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Costa Rican company begins exporting wood-burning stoves

L. Arias - July 15, 2015

Nostalgia for the taste of meals prepared in wood-burning stoves is what prompted Tico company Perfection Group to start selling one of their star products abroad. Juan…

Local franchises look for investors at open house in San José
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Local franchises look for investors at open house in San José

L. Arias - February 25, 2015

Six local franchises on Thursday will display their business models in hopes of attracting investors at an open house sponsored by the National Franchise Center, part of the…

Dippin’ Dots ice cream comes to Costa Rica
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Dippin’ Dots ice cream comes to Costa Rica

L. Arias - February 21, 2015

The first Costa Rica location of U.S. ice cream brand Dippin’ Dots opened this week at Mall Plaza Premium La Cuesta in Escazú, southwest of San José.…