San José tops rankings of most competitive cities in Latin America
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San José tops rankings of most competitive cities in Latin America

L. Arias - November 25, 2015

The Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency (CINDE) this week reported that San José leads the region in four of the 12 categories of “The World's Most Competitive Cities 2015”…

Software company TradeStation Global Services expands Costa Rica operation
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Software company TradeStation Global Services expands Costa Rica operation

L. Arias - November 11, 2015

TradeStation Global Services, a software development and maintenance company, confirmed the expansion of its operation in Costa Rica with new facilities at Ultrapark 1 industrial park in Heredia…

Wanted: video interpreters in Costa Rica
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Wanted: video interpreters in Costa Rica

L. Arias - November 5, 2015

U.S. company Stratus Video is hiring Spanish-English interpreters in Costa Rica for its real-time video interpreting service for doctors and patients in the U.S. On Wednesday, the…

800 new jobs coming to Costa Rica
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800 new jobs coming to Costa Rica

L. Arias - October 30, 2015

Two firms announced plans this week to hire a total of up to 800 people in Costa Rica in the coming years. U.S. consulting firm Auxis said Friday…

Costa Rica exports show slight growth in 2015
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Costa Rica exports show slight growth in 2015

L. Arias - October 27, 2015

Exports of goods from Costa Rica rose 2.3 percent in the first nine months of 2015 compared with the same period of 2014, the Foreign Trade Ministry…

Ticos abroad: Which Costa Rican products do you miss the most?
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Ticos abroad: Which Costa Rican products do you miss the most?

L. Arias - October 16, 2015

Tico coffee, a specific candy or a cookie brand: These are some of the Costa Rican products that Ticos living abroad frequently request from relatives or friends.…

Costa Rica exports down 16 percent in first six months of 2015; ‘Intel effect’ continues
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Costa Rica exports down 16 percent in first six months of 2015; ‘Intel effect’ continues

L. Arias - July 24, 2015

Total exports of Costa Rican goods fell by 16 percent in the first half of the year over the same period in 2014, Foreign Trade (COMEX) Minister…

Costa Rica ban on Mexican avocados goes to World Trade Organization
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Costa Rica ban on Mexican avocados goes to World Trade Organization

Zach Dyer - July 17, 2015

Costa Rica’s two-month long ban on avocados from the world’s largest producer has moved on to the World Trade Organization. The Mexican Embassy in San José and…

Gold mining company that sued Costa Rica files for bankruptcy 
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Gold mining company that sued Costa Rica files for bankruptcy 

Zach Dyer - July 15, 2015

The Canadian gold mining company at the center of a decade-long fight with Costa Rica over a controversial open-pit mining concession has ceased operations. Infinito Gold Ltd.…

U.S. consulting firm GEP to open Costa Rica operation
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U.S. consulting firm GEP to open Costa Rica operation

L. Arias - July 10, 2015

Consulting, outsourcing and software services company GEP began recruiting Thursday for its first employees in Costa Rica. The New Jersey-based company will open a services center in Costa Rica…