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  • 'Love will prevail': Costa Rica's same-sex couples can marry in 2020
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  • A free press depends not just on laws, but on citizens
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  • Gov't at an impasse following Press Secretary appointment
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  • Dionisio Gutiérrez meets with Carlos Alvarado, President of the ...
  • Tech Data Bulks up in Costa Rica with New Customer Services Center
  • LatAm Logistic Properties Raises $77 Million Of Growth Capital
  • My Two Colones
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  • Education for economic growth
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  • Costa Rica opts for trade-led sustainable fisheries strategy
  • My Two Colones
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  • Costa Rica opts for trade-led sustainable fisheries strategy
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  • 20000 business opportunities for UK exporters showcased online
  • Preference for US pork increases in Korea, Latin America
  • Banana exporters to secure PHL global market position
  • My Two Colones
  • Costa Rica Plans To Eliminate Fossil Fuels By 2021
  • Planning a Trip to Costa Rica? Here's What You Need to Do First
  • The Complete Guide To: Costa Rica
  • Costa Rica court backs tax plan amid protests as downgrades loom
  • Moody's Warns Costa Rica on Importance of Approving Fiscal Reform
  • OECD Warns Costa Rica “A Crisis Will Bring Terrible Consequences”
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  • Poas National Park in Costa Rica is the 8th Volcano in the World to ...
  • More Warnings Over Fiscal Deficit
  • Gay Marriage Clash Throws Costa Rica Presidential Vote Wide Open

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  • Is More Democracy Always Better Democracy?

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  • A free press depends not just on laws, but on citizens

    Deputy Prime Minister


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  • Colon tanks, Costa Rica raises interest rates to slow inflation

    Minister of Agriculture


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    Minister of Culture


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  • The Implant Files: Medtronic's global money trail

    Minister of Defense


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  • US Military Targets Growing Russian and Chinese Influence in Latin ...
  • Wall Street sours on Costa Rica

    Minister of Education


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  • Costa Rica joins seven other countries committing to regularize ...
  • Costa Rica poised to legalize same-sex marriage

    Minister of Energy


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  • Costa Rica's State Refinery Will Start Mixing Gasoline with Ethanol ...
  • PH's Masungi Georeserve wins prestigious UN, IUCN award for ...

    Minister of Finance


  • Costa Rica joins seven other countries committing to regularize ...
  • Contracts for the Internal Debt of Costa Rica
  • Costa Rica Court Backs Tax Plan Amid Protests as Downgrades Loom

    Minister of Foreign Affairs


  • President of Costa Rica is Not Concerned About His Popularity
  • Costa Rica opts for trade-led sustainable fisheries strategy
  • Nicaraguan Government Insults the President of Costa Rica

    Minister of Internal Affairs


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  • Epsy Campbell alleges “racist” and “machismo” campaign against her
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    Minister of Justice


  • Costa Rica court backs tax plan amid protests as downgrades loom
  • Costa Rica poised to legalize same-sex marriage
  • Brazil's Bolsonaro gets to work on hardline agenda

    Minister of Health


  • Minister OF Health Resigns
  • Costa Rica joins seven other countries committing to regularize ...
  • Costa Rican immigration officials detained, released by Nicaragua

    Minister of Infrastructure


  • Three Billboards Outside San José, Costa Rica: Can fish bring a ...
  • Infrastructure: The week in 10 stories
  • PH's Masungi Georeserve wins prestigious UN, IUCN award for ...

    Minister of Sports


  • Ex-Romania minister held in Costa Rica: Interpol
  • Costa Rica's Ministry of Education Must Recover Over $150 Million ...
  • Camila Haase lights cauldron at Costa Rica National Games

    Director of State Security Service


  • Ortega's Assault on Independent Television
  • Securing the Peace
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    Chairman National Bank


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  • Schmutzige Saubermänner

    Permanent Representative to the UN


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    Presidents Chief of Staff


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  • Brazil's Bolsonaro to merge environment and agriculture ministries
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    Chairman of Supreme Court


  • Bersamin leads Gusi Peace Awards
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  • SC Justice Lucas Bersamin leads Gusi Peace awardees

    Opposition


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  • Wall Street sours on Costa Rica

    Economic News and Data


    GDP

  • The Tourism Industry in Costa Rica Contributes 6.3% of the ...
  • Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court gives tax reform bill ...
  • Why Latin American governments spend money badly
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  • Sovereign GDP indexed bonds: Would they ever work?
  • UPDATE 1-Costa Rica's central bank says tax reform should be ...
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    Investment

  • WTM 2018: Costa Rica to drive tourism growth through hotel ...
  • Dionisio Gutiérrez meets with Carlos Alvarado, President of the ...
  • Tech Data Bulks up in Costa Rica with New Customer Services Center
  • LatAm Logistic Properties Raises $77 Million Of Growth Capital
  • My Two Colones
  • US Military Targets Growing Russian and Chinese Influence in Latin ...
  • Costa Rica guarantees the future of its renewable electricity matrix
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    Demographics

  • Half of the Costa Rica population does not know how to make ...
  • WTM2018: 'Non-stop British Airways flights' prompts Costa Rica ...
  • Population and fertility by age and sex for 195 countries and ...
  • Costa Rica opts for trade-led sustainable fisheries strategy
  • My Two Colones
  • Global Fleet launches Wikifleet Guatemala, Panama, Costa Rica
  • India a bright spot in slowing global Internet growth; here's how it ...
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    Export/Import

  • Costa Rica opts for trade-led sustainable fisheries strategy
  • Declining Export Competitiveness: Latin America Urgently Needs a ...
  • 20000 business opportunities for UK exporters showcased online
  • Preference for US pork increases in Korea, Latin America
  • Banana exporters to secure PHL global market position
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    Public Spending

  • Costa Rica Plans To Eliminate Fossil Fuels By 2021
  • Planning a Trip to Costa Rica? Here's What You Need to Do First
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    Public Debt

  • Costa Rica court backs tax plan amid protests as downgrades loom
  • Moody's Warns Costa Rica on Importance of Approving Fiscal Reform
  • OECD Warns Costa Rica “A Crisis Will Bring Terrible Consequences”
  • US-Costa Rica Debt-for-Nature Swap Will Provide $1M for Forest ...
  • Poas National Park in Costa Rica is the 8th Volcano in the World to ...
  • More Warnings Over Fiscal Deficit
  • Gay Marriage Clash Throws Costa Rica Presidential Vote Wide Open
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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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