The Ministry of Economy, Industry and Commerce of Costa Rica (MEIC), the Foreign Trade Promoter (Procomer), among others, are calling on citizens to be very well informed before making online purchases for Black Friday, Cyber Monday and end-of-year gifts. In December especially, many have more money due to the 'Aguinaldo' - the year-end bonus equal...

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The ultra-low-cost airline Volaris informed that it will convert Costa Rica into its Central American hub and that from here it will open direct flights to South America, starting in 2019. The announcement was made...

Aspects of Nicaraguan Migration in Costa Rica

The report by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) describes the historical evolution of migration to Costa Rica, focusing mainly on the Nicaragua-Costa Rica flow that represents the majority of the migratory flow to the...

Uber CEO : ‘We believe in a level playing field’

In September, Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber CEO, served one year behind the company's steering wheel. Since then, he has tried to raise the image of a company involved in a variety of controversies. The turn remains...

INS caves, requests increase in mandatory insurance for vehicles

The national insurer (INS) caved in, withdrew its lawsuit against the insurance superintendent, the Superintendencia General de Seguros (Sugese), for the mandatory insurance (SOSA) rate for vehicles, and decided to request an increase. The Instituto Nacional...

Fitch Issues Costa Rica Alert

Fitch Ratings has given Costa Rica 90 days to resolve its public finances before lowering its risk rating. Through a statement, the rating agency issued a negative notice about the country's outlook - which...

Oxígeno postpones its opening to the end of November

Cuestamoras had planned to open the doors of its mega project Oxígeno, in Heredia, on November 12. However, the company postponed the opening to the end of the month. The company assured EF that the...

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Biologist infected with rabies died

The 43-year-old biologist infected with the rabies virus died Wednesday, confirmed the Ministry of...

18-Month Countdown To Same-Sex Marriage Begins This Month

The 18-month countdown that the Constitutional Court gave legislators to regulate same-sex marriages begins...

Taxi Drivers Want To Be Able To Operate With Older Cars

Taxi drivers have asked Rodolfo Méndez, the Minister of Transportation (MOPT), to increase the antiquity of their vehicles, from the current 15 years to...

Consumers in Costa Rica avoid “impulse” purchases in the face of economic outlook

Consumers in Costa Rica are increasingly attached to a short list of purchases, which has caused the 'impulse buying index' to decrease. This is...

BCR Goes “Beep” With The First “Wearable” Banking in Costa Rica

The Banco de Costa Rica (BCR) is the first bank in Costa Rica to make available to its customers the first "wearable" or wearable...

Up In Dollar Exchange Triggers Hike In Ruta 27 Tolls

The variation of the dollar exchange has triggged an adjustment of tolls on the Ruta 27 (San Jose - Caldera) and went into effect...

MOPT Backpeddles On Support Of Uber

On September 25, Rodolfo Méndez, the Ministro de Obras Públicas y Transportes (MOPT), admitted that all sectors would be taken into account in the...

Wall Street Sours on Costa Rica

(Bloomberg Business) In a part of the world known for guerrillas, drug runners and fleeing emigrees, Costa Rica has long been the exception. It...

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