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Monday 26 June 2017

Prospects for Financial Companies in Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA BUSINESS - After closing 2016 with a 37% drop in profits, financial companies expect to...

IHOP Looking For Partners In Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA - The chain International House of Pancakes (IHOP) is looking for partners to open at...

Attorney General: Decree Restricting Importation Of New Cars Is Unconstitutional

Q COSTA RICA - "It restricts the freedom of commerce and implies an intrusion into the market," says...

U.S. Companies May Be Forced To Shut Down Costa Rica Call Centers

Q COSTA RICA - A bill in the U.S. Congress aims to force call centers from nations like...

Tax Man Will Maintain 15% Withholding On Interest Earned By Foreigners

Q COSTA RICA - The Ministerio de Hacienda (Ministry of Finance) says it will maintain the 15% withholding...

Starbucks Adds Visitor Center to Its Costa Rican Coffee Farm

Q COSTA RICA  - Starbucks announced plans to open a visitor center on its farm in Costa Rica...

Amazon Invests in Costa Rica As Country Carves Out Profitable Niche

Q COSTA RICA - In the 19th century, the customs house (aduana in Spanish) here brimmed with the...

Costa Rica Wins International Arbitration Against Zeta Gas

Q COSTA RICA - The ICSID Arbitral Tribunal (Tribunal Arbitral del CIADI in Spanish) has ruled that the...

Now That Bitcoins Are Worth More Than Their Weight in Gold, Is It Time For Central Banks To Make Their Own?

(Q24N) The history of gold trading can be traced back hundreds of years while bitcoin, a digital currency...

Move Over Pops, There’s Competition

Q COSTA RICA - For, well the longest time ever, almost five decades, Pops was alone in the...

Costa Rica’s Inflation Rose In February

Q COSTA RICA - Costa Rica's annual inflation fo February 2017 was 1.09%, the consumer price index showingd...

Costa Rica Pineapples On Step Away From Exports To China

Q COSTA RICA - The nearly 15,000 kilometres that separates Costa Rica and China does not seem to...

Mexico Files WTO Complaint Against Costa Rica Over Avocado Imports Ban

Q COSTA RICA - On Wednesday Mexico launched a trade complaint at the World Trade Organization (WTO) over...

Cargo Truck Robberies Increasing On Costa Rican Roads

Q COSTA RICA - In addition to the usual problems of crime facing cargo carriers in the Northern...

Costa Rica Imposes New Restrictions On Bank Transfers

Q COSTA RICA - Banks in Costa Rica have reached an agreement to amend the Self-Regulation for Monitoring...

Legislators Get Constitutional Green Light To Revive ‘Corporations Tax’

Q COSTA RICA - The Constitutional Court or Sala IV as it is commonly known gave the green...

Costa Rica to Import More Beans To Meet Domestic Demand

Q COSTA RICA - Due to the effects of El Niño, Costa Rica will be forced to import...

More Investment In Costa Rica For Cargill

Q COSTA RICA - The multinational food company Cargill not only ratified investments in Costa Rica by 2020,...

Costa Rica, Second Most Prosperous Country in Latin America

Q COSTA RICA - The Legatum Prosperity Index 2016 ranked Costa Rica in the top five Latin America's...

Costa Rica Exonerates Millions of Dollars In Fuel Tax To Airlines

Q COSTA RICA - Costa Rica exonerated US$226 million dollars (¢128.501 billion colones at the current exchange rate)...

GlaxoSmithKline Announces Relocation Of Costa Rica Manufacturing Plant

Q COSTA RICA - GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) will be moving from Costa Rica its manufacturing plant and 150 jobs...

Guanacaste Becomes A Magnet For Supermarkets in Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA  - The arrival of large numbers of tourists in Guanacaste is one of the factors...

Central Bank Hikes Interest Rates

Q COSTA RICA - After last week's decline,  Thursday  morning  (February 16) the Banco Central de Costa Rica...

You’re Fired! The Making Of An Entrepreneur

Q24N (Forbes.com) - It’s January 5th, 2009 the first trading day of the new year. I’m Co-Head of...

Costa Rica Continues With Highest Gasoline Prices In The Region

Q COSTA RICA - The volatility of international prices of fuels in the oil market persists, being the...

Do Not Fall “Victim” To Credit or Debit Card Surcharges

Q COSTA RICA - A practice that is more common than you think, although prohibited, is retailers surcharging...

Costa Rica Unemployment Remains at 9.5%

Q COSTA RICA - Costa Rica's unemployment rate remained at 9.5% at the end of the last quarter...

Gasoline Prices To Drop

Q COSTA RICA - Good news for drivers, gasoline prices may drop by the end of the month,...

Costa Rica Motorcycle Sales Slow Down

(Q COSTA RICA) The union of importers of motorcycles has reported that in 2016 sales grew by 19%,...

Costa Rica Breaks Record In Banana Exports

Q COSTA RICA - Costa Rica is breaking records. Earlier this week we learned of the record 2.9...

Opposition to Changes To The Costa Rica – Colombia Trade Agreement Conditions

Q COSTA RICA - The Costa Rica food and industry expressed their opposition to any changes to the...

Another Megaport For Limón

Q COSTA RICA - A rumour that has been in the streets of port city of Limón for...

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(Q24N) Uber may be assisting in illegal immigration, some Mexican officials claim. Arnulfo Leon Campos of Mexico’s National Institute of Migration said that transporters of...

Former Ecuador President Correa Calls Trump “Stupid” and Brazil President a “Traitor”

(Q24N) In an interview with the EFE news agency, former President of Ecuador Rafael Correa broke his silence this weekend, with some harsh words...

Mob Turns Violent Againt Police At End Of Soccer Game in San Carlos

A dispute among soccer fans in the final between local teams, Florencia and El Progreso de la Tigra, in Santa Clara de Carlos, turned...

Venezuela’s Maduro Demands Army Loyalty amid New Arrests to Prevent Opposition “Coup”

TODAY VENEZEULA - This weekend was Venezuela’s Army Day, marking the 196th Battle of Carabobo, an important victory that led to the country’s independence. The...

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LGBT March San Jose 2017

Q COSTA RICA - San Jose was filled with color this Sunday to celebrate sexual diversity and demand equal rights for the Lesbian, Gay,...

“We Cannot Let Down Our Guard,” Experts Say On Simultaneous Activity Of Three Volcanos

It's been a while, in fact since 1987 that Costa Rica did not register the simultaneous activity of three volcanos and experts warn that...

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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...

The 10 brands Preferred by Costa Ricans

Q COSTA RICA - Ever wonder, when grocery shopping at Automercado, Masxmenos or Pricesmart, for example, why Costa Ricans pick one product over another?...

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...

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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...

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