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Costa Rica Scores Above The Regional and World Averages In Economic Freedom

Costa Rica’s economic freedom score is 65.3, making its economy the 61st freest of 180 countries in the 2019 Index of Economic Freedom. The report, prepared by The Heritage Foundation, measures components such as respect for private property, operation of state entities, taxes and market...

10 Healthy Reasons to Eat a Banana Every Day

Bananas are nature’s version of candy: they’re so naturally sweet that they make anything you pair them with taste like dessert, albeit a much healthier version of it. When you consider the versatility, portability, affordability, and tastiness of the humble banana, it’s not exactly shocking...

Costa Rica tree frog found in bananas at England supermarket

A tree frog from Costa Rica has been found in a box of bananas at a Lidl supermarket in Nottingham, England, more than 8,500 km (5,300 miles) away from its Costa Rican rainforest home. Staff at the Netherfield branch, who named it Lloyd, told the...

Costa Rica Banana Exports Fall 9%

Due to the effect of climatic phenomena at the beginning of the year, in the first five months of 2018, banana sales abroad amounted to US$410 million, 9% less than was reported in the same period in 2017. According to data from the Foreign Trade...

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...

Costa Rica’s Agroexports Keep Slight Advantage Over Medical Devices

QCR BUSINESS - The value of exports from the agricultural sector remains slightly as the main generator of foreign exchange in the country, despite strong growth in the last four years in the value of sales of precision and medical equipment. In the first half...

Banana Workers Are Pushing Hard for Justice

Q24N - Lawsuits filed by Latin American banana plantation workers have been upheld despite being dismissed by a number of other courts. The workers claim that they were exposed to harmful chemicals while working on the plantations. The lawsuits, which were filed by hundreds of...

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