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Costa Rica is among the most indebted in Latin America

QCOSTARICA - The Government of Costa Rica stands out in Latin America for being one of the countries with the highest indebtedness as of September 2020, and is also among those that have increased debt the most this year. This is clear from the study...

Consumer pessimism in Costa Rica decreased a bit at the end of 2020

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rican consumers remain pessimistic regarding their assessment of the economy, although there is a slighlty better perception than in the previous three months in the quarter that closed in November 2020. This conclusion is obtained from the results of the Índice de...

President defends tax package and compares himself to national hero

Obfuscated, President Carlos Alvarado defends his tax package. In the caricature, the Minister of Finance (Ministro de Hacienda), Elian Villegas, holds on to the sacred "Marchamo" as Don Carlos navigates the gondola while Juan Tico holds, in a sinking car, holds a sign calling...

Immigration rejection of defaulting residents with CCSS is “arbitrary”, criticizes Canatur

(QCOSTARICA) The Cámara Nacional de Turismo (Canatur) - National Chamber of Tourism  - described as "arbitrary and inconvenient" the rejection of resident foreigners who appeared delinquent before the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) - or Caja - when they tried to enter the...

Is authoritarianism bad for the economy? Ask Venezuela

Democracy is at risk worldwide. And the economy may be, too. Seventy-one out of the world’s 195 countries saw their democratic institutions erode in recent years, according to the 2018 year-end report by democracy watchdog Freedom House, a phenomenon known as “democratic backsliding.” Signs of...


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