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Thursday 20 July 2017

Costa Rica Credit Card Debt Up 21%

Between April 2016 and April 2017, the balance of credit card debt in Costa Rica grew by 21%,...

Courier Business Growing in Costa Rica

The parcel forwarding companies JetBox, Box Correos and Aeropost reported increases of between 12% and 35% in the...

5 Costa Rican Startups to Watch Out For

Costa Rica is home to many of the world's most exciting and innovative startups. Every year, new entrepreneurs...

Costa Rica Pig Farmers Denounce Anti-competitive Practices

In Costa Rica, the pig farmers' association has filed a complaint alleging that importers such as Walmart, Cargill...

Costa Rica YoY Inflation to June 2017 is 1.77%

Q COSTA RICA - In June the consumer price index (CPI) rose by 0.08%, with accumulated inflation in...

Chuck E. Cheese’s Hiring Staff For Planned October Opening In Costa Rica

Looking for work? Chuck E. Cheese's may the fit for you, as the chain of American family entertainment...

Central Bank Changes Methodoloy For Setting Reference Dollar Exchange Rate

Q COSTA RICA - The Banco Central de Costa Rica (BCCR) - Central Bank - applied on Tuesday...

Moín Megaport Opening Postponed Until 2019

The opening of the container terminal that is being built by APM Terminals in Limón will occur in...

Bancredito Branches Will Cease To Operate On July 14; 500 Employees Being Laid Off

The State bank, Banco Crédito Agrícola de Cartago (Bancrédito) has literally only days of life of operating as...

Santa Ana, Costa Rica Home Featured In HGTV’s “Ultimate House Hunt 2017”

TODAY IN COSTA RICA - Tour amazing homes, vote for your faves and and enter for your chance...

TGI Friday’s Relaunches in Costa Rica With New Owners and Expansion Plans

Q BUSINESS - In a transaction whose amount was not disclosed, Costa Rica Grupo Inmobiliaria Genesis sold its...

Costa Rica Seeks Trade Deal With Japan

Costa Rica is aiming to reach a free trade agreement and an investment pact with Japan as part...

The Best Online Degrees for Starting a Business in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is one of Central America’s rising stars with an increasingly diverse economy that has moved beyond...

Regulation for Solidary Associations

Q COSTA RICA - Regulations are being prepared to supervise the activities of Asociación Solidaristas (Solidarity Associations), whose...

Lala-Dos Pinos dairy war heats up

(QCR) The region’s dairy war is heating up, with an investment announced last month of US$30 million in...

Increased competitiveness in apparel production

(QCR) The repudiation by the United States last January of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) should increase the...

Costa Rica Being Promoted As “Film Friendly”

Q COSTA RICA - In Costa Rica, there are a variety of locations and services businesses to support...

The 10 brands Preferred by Costa Ricans

Q COSTA RICA - Ever wonder, when grocery shopping at Automercado, Masxmenos or Pricesmart, for example, why Costa...

Costa Rica’S Autopistas del Sol Issues Landmark Project Bonds

QMONEY - Two international law firms, Jones Day (US) and BLP (UK), have helped Autopistas del Sol (Globalvia),...

New Measures to Control Rise In Dollar Exchange

The Banco Central de Costa Rica (BCCR) or Central Bank has raised the monetary policy rate, this time...

Costa Rica Ships 1st Cargo Of Pineapples to China

Q COSTA RICA - The first shipment of Costa Rica's pineapples left the Pacific port of Caldera, in...

Pollo Campero Will Close Its Doors In Costa Rica

Pollo Campero, with 20 years of operating in Costa Rica, will close its 11 restaurants. The announcement was...

Central America Imports More Chinese Washing Machines

In 2016 Central American countries imported US$27 million worth of washing machines and parts from China, 14% more...

The “YoYo” Dollar Exchange Rate: ¢18 Colones Drop In Three Days

Q MONEY - After hitting almost ¢600 Colones to one US dollar last week, the reference rate today...

Here’s What Could Happen to Costa Rica’s Malls

TODAY IN COSTA RICA - Today is Saturday and good chance you'll end up at the local mall....

Central Bank Says It Will Spend US$1 Billion To Shore Up The Colon

You Want Dollars? Have a billion! At a press conference and in the face of continued exchange rate...

What Will Happen With The Rise In The Dollar Exchange?

The increases in the dollar exchange rate surprised many this week, who were confident that the dollar would...

Dollar Exchange Rate Keeps Climbing, It Has Already Reached ¢595

Q COSTA RICA - The Colon exchange rate against the U.S. dollar continues its upward trend, given the...

Costa Rica Continues With The Highest Gasoline Prices In The Region

Q COSTA RICA - Costa Rica continues with the highest fuel prices in Central America. The Price of a...

Wine Leads Growth in Costa Rican Liquor Consumption

An almost 40% increase has been reported in retail sales of wine between 2011 and 2016, beating other...

Utility Launches FTTH Service

Costa Rican power cooperative Coopesantos has announced the launch of a residential FTTH - Fiber to the Home...

Dollar Exchange Rate Keeps Increasing in Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA - In the last couple of weeks the Banco Central de Costa Rica (BCCR) -...

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Elena Correa Officially Crowned Miss Costa Rica 2017

"I am proud to be her boyfriend," were the words of businessman Carlos Rodriguez on Elena Correa who was officially crowned Miss Costa Rica...

Low Cost Carrriers (LCCs) Flying High in Central America

  Low cost carriers (LCCs) airlines are finally starting to penetrate the intra-Central America market, driven primarily by the launch of the region’s first local...

Costa Rica Credit Card Debt Up 21%

Between April 2016 and April 2017, the balance of credit card debt in Costa Rica grew by 21%, equivalent to 3.7% of GDP, says...

Courier Business Growing in Costa Rica

The parcel forwarding companies JetBox, Box Correos and Aeropost reported increases of between 12% and 35% in the number of packages shipped in the...

Big Game Today, Costa Rica Vs. Panama

CONCACAF Gold Cup action continues today, Wednesday, July 19,  as Costa Rica faces Panama in quarterfinal action. The game is being played at the  Lincoln...

EU Enhances Partnership With Costa Rica

Today, on the first-ever official visit of any European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development (ICD) to Costa Rica, the current Commissioner Neven Mimica...

Would impeaching Trump restore the rule of law? Lessons from Latin America

Some Americans and members of Congress have called for the impeachment of President Donald Trump. What happens after a president is impeached? The vice president would...

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Man Killed In Monday Morning Shootout in Escazu Was Wanted In Canada

Q COSTA RICA - It was 7:20am, two men outside the Mountview private school in Guachipelin de Escazu, dressed in tracksuits are exercising, two...

Four Years Later, China-Backed Nicaragua Canal Is Paralyzed Or About To Die

TODAY NICARAGUA - The Nicaragua Interoceanic Canal project is either paralyzed, or nonexistent. In June 2013, the Nicaraguan National Assembly passed Law 840, which authorized...

Argentina: 128-Year-Old Man Claims He’s Hitler

Q JOURNAL - An allegedly 128-year-old man in Salta, Argentina has announced he is in fact former Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, and has spent...

10 Countries Reputed As The Ultimate Place For Sex Tourism (Guess Who Isn’t?)

QCOSTARICA - Normally, tourists travel abroad to visit famous landmarks, culture or do fun things. Also there is a group of tourists who travel...

OIJ Arrest Suspect Who Made Threats Against Ariana Grande Concert In Costa Rica Tonight

A 22-year-old man was arrested Sunday morning in Tibás, as a suspect in a "threat of attack" at the concert that Ariana Grande will...

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