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    Minister of Infrastructure


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    Permanent Representative to the UN


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    Presidents Chief of Staff


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  • Moody's Warns Costa Rica on Importance of Approving Fiscal Reform
  • Costa Rica With The Largest Deficit in Central America
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    Investment

  • Investing in Infrastructure as a Way of Boosting the Costa Rican ...
  • Rural Tourism Emerges as New Choice in Costa Rica
  • How the Costa Rican Financial System Can Be Improved
  • Is authoritarianism bad for the economy? Ask Venezuela
  • Latest East West Manufacturing Deal Includes Costa Rica Factory
  • Southwest Airlines Co (LUV) Stake Decreased by Beach Investment ...
  • Investing in Infrastructure as a Way of Boosting the Costa Rican ...
  • Rural Tourism Emerges as New Choice in Costa Rica
  • How the Costa Rican Financial System Can Be Improved
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    Demographics

  • Unemployment in Costa Rica Spiked in Last Months of 2018
  • The art of aging: 'Honoring Elders' celebrates living a full life
  • Number of Colorectal Cancer Deaths Projected to Rise Worldwide
  • Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica Debuts Two-Day Ecology ...
  • Latin America, Caribbean no longer world's fastest growing source ...
  • These are the 10 most talent competitive countries in the world
  • Tico Times: Letters to the Editor (Jan. 18, 2019)
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    Export/Import

  • Pineapple Beats Banana in Exports
  • PROCOMER: Helping to Bring Prosperity to Costa Rica
  • Costa Rica's economy grows 2.7 percent in 2018, less-than-expected
  • "Costa Rican melon export volumes are 20% higher"
  • Outlook for Jamaica's international trade in 2019
  • IMF predicts economic growth for Latin America and the Caribbean ...
  • Latin America's Produce Exports in Numbers
  • Pineapple Beats Banana in Exports
  • PROCOMER: Helping to Bring Prosperity to Costa Rica
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    Public Spending

  • Costa Rica Plans To Eliminate Fossil Fuels By 2021
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    Public Debt

  • Fitch downgrades Costa Rica
  • This Week on the Frontiers, January 19th 2019
  • Costa Rican legislature approves tax package to tackle debt
  • Moody's Warns Costa Rica on Importance of Approving Fiscal Reform
  • OECD Warns Costa Rica “A Crisis Will Bring Terrible Consequences”
  • Poas National Park in Costa Rica is the 8th Volcano in the World to ...
  • Costa Rica court backs tax plan amid protests as downgrades loom
  • US-Costa Rica Debt-for-Nature Swap Will Provide $1M for Forest ...
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    Recent Econ Stats

    MomentCountryEventActualPreviousConsensusForecastpreviewpupdatedreviewrupdated
    2017-05-11CRUnemployment Rate Q10.0919.5% 0.09601
    2017-05-08CRInflation Rate YoY APR0.01641.58% 0.01840
  • 2017 opens with 8,2% inflation
  • Inflation reached 7,3% in December
  • Downgrade not automatic – Shiimi
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    2017-05-08CRInflation Rate MoM APR0.0015-0.42% -0.0010
  • Credit Act amendment awaits Geingob's signature
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