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Banana Exports Up 7%

In the first nine months of 2017, Costa Rica exported US$784 million worth of fresh and dried bananas, 7% more than in the same period in 2016. Figures from the Information System on the fresh or dried banana market in Central America compiled by the...

Costa Rican Lizard Stowaways In Banana Shipment

A tiny lizard is recovering after journeying around 9,600 kilometers (6,000 miles) from Costa Rica to West Yorkshire in a bunch of bananas. The one-inch-long animal – known as an anole – was found in an unnamed warehouse in West Yorkshire – dehydrated and underweight...

Tourism Generated US$228 Billion In The Last Decade

Tourism has become the great machine for obtaining dollars for the Costa Rican economy, and the data supports the claim. In the last ten years, the tourism industry generated US$28 billion dollars and with the exception of 2009, due the consequences of the global crisis,...

How Costa Rica Exporter Used Fruit to Cheat U.S. Consumers

Ricardo Rudin Mathieu ran a racket. He put labels bearing the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s organic seal on boxes of pineapples grown conventionally with chemicals. Before Rudin was caught, he managed to export more than 400,000 of the phony organics to the United States and...

How to Store Bananas So They Don’t Turn Black

Costa Rica bananas are the best. I've tried the others: from Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. But buying the right banana is only half the story, the other half is how, more where, you keep your bananas (before eating them). Buy always green or...

Honduras makes 37.2% more from banana exports

Q24N - The revenue generated from Honduran banana exports in January 2017 was 37.2% higher than that of the same month in 2016, totalling 46.5 million dollars, as reported by official sources. The value of banana sales increased by 12.5 million dollars (+37.2%), compared to...

New Strain of Panama Disease Threatens Commercial Banana

Q24N - In the mid 1900s, the most popular banana in the world - a sweet, creamy variety called Gros Michel grown in Latin America - all but disappeared from the planet. At the time, it was the only banana in the world that...

Bad Weather Cause Of Drop In Banana and Pineapple Exports

(QCOSTARICA) -- The gross volume of banana exports fell 13%, while pineapple exports are down 15% in the first trimester of the year compared to the same period in 2014. The decline reflected in the data provided by the Promotora del Comercio Exterior (Procomer) -...

Costa Rica Cocoa Among World’s Best

Located in Moravia de Cutris, in Pocosol de San Carlos, the La Dorada San Luis farm offered up some of the best cocoa from Costa Rica at the 15th annual International Cocoa Awards in Paris. The sample ranked among the 50 best in the world...

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