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Playas del Coco revives barter as a way of payment amid the pandemic

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Playas del Coco, in Guanacaste, resurrected humanity’s oldest method of payment: barter. The residents of that community opted to reduce the use of money and take advantage of their abilities to cope with the pandemic caused by the covid-19.

The idea comes from Marie DeFlandre, a French woman who has lived in Playas del Coco for two years. She worked in a hotel and, like several of her relatives, she was left without a job due to the closure of these places and shops linked to the tourist sector on the coast, according to La Voz de Guanacaste.

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