Costa Rica presents interoceanic canal project
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Costa Rica presents interoceanic canal project

L. Arias - November 15, 2016

Officials from various public agencies announced that they are evaluating a proposal to build an interoceanic shipping canal through the country's northern zone to connect ports on…

New Moín container terminal set to open in 2017
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New Moín container terminal set to open in 2017

L. Arias - April 11, 2016

Construction of the new container terminal in the Caribbean port of Moín in Limón province is 27 percent completed, according to a report issued Friday during an inspection…

Cargo ferry between Costa Rica, El Salvador to start in July
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Cargo ferry between Costa Rica, El Salvador to start in July

L. Arias - March 19, 2016

A new cargo ferry service with the capacity to transport up to 100 semitrailers each trip between Costa Rica and El Salvador will launch operations in July, Public Works…

Venezuela, Colombia woes drag down Panama’s free trade zone
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Venezuela, Colombia woes drag down Panama’s free trade zone

AFP - February 26, 2016

PANAMA CITY – Panama's free trade zone -- the biggest in Latin America -- is in crisis in large part because of economic woes sapping major export customers…

Costa Rica exports down 15 percent in 2015, mostly thanks to Intel exit
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Costa Rica exports down 15 percent in 2015, mostly thanks to Intel exit

L. Arias - January 27, 2016

The total value of export goods from Costa Rica last year fell by nearly 15 percent compared to 2014. However, trade officials attributed the decline to the closure in 2014 of…

Costa Rica fashion designers to promote their creations abroad
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Costa Rica fashion designers to promote their creations abroad

L. Arias - December 29, 2015

The creations of Tico fashion designers are the newest product to be promoted abroad by Costa Rica’s Foreign Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER). The idea is to create…

Intel hiring for new Costa Rica operation
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Intel hiring for new Costa Rica operation

L. Arias - November 18, 2015

Multinational technology company Intel is recruiting professional and technical staff for its new research and development center in Costa Rica, which the company officially announced Tuesday in San…

Intel expands Costa Rica operations
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Intel expands Costa Rica operations

L. Arias - November 16, 2015

On the heels of last year's closure of chip manufacturer Intel's assembly plant in Costa Rica, the company announced Monday that it's opening a new Client Computing Group (CCG) in Costa…

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.…

Netherlands now coordinates entire Central America program from San José embassy
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Netherlands now coordinates entire Central America program from San José embassy

Larry Luxner - October 10, 2015

SAN JOSÉ — The Netherlands is today the world’s second-largest destination for Costa Rican exports and one of the top foreign investors in Costa Rica. As such,…