Costa Rica economy

It’s time to save our national parks from the wrecking ball of climate change

“What a country chooses to save is what a country chooses to say about itself,” writes Mollie Beattie, former director of the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Yellowstone National Park, Grand Canyon, Grand Teton, Zion National Park and Rocky Mountain National Park are the names of some of America’s most …

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BBX digital trade credit-based e-commerce platform launches in India

India, March 9, 2022: After successful business expansions in Australia, UK and South Asian markets, BBX is now entering new markets in India with its B2B e-commerce platform. As part of their plans to expand into the Indian market, BBX Holdings Pte. Ltd has founded a company in India named …

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Latin America bets on the circular economy to solve its environmental problems | Science and ecology

In Latin America and the Caribbean, the face and the cross of the same reality live: while 47 million people suffer from hunger, each year more than a third of what is produced is wasted, which is equivalent to about 127 million tons of food. Likewise, despite the fact that …

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In the Ukraine war, we can make oligarchs – everywhere – the big losers

But the oligarchy, let us remember, exists as worldwide phenomenon, not just a Russian affair. The Ukrainian conflict could become a starting point for confronting our entire contemporary global oligarchic empire. Oligarchs around the world grow and protect their fortunes through a global tax avoidance network of financial consultants and …

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Costa Ricans less pessimistic about the economy, according to a UCR survey

QCOSTARICA – A less negative economic situation and higher purchasing power compared to 2021, but dissatisfied with the state of their family finances, showed Costa Ricans who participated in the latest survey by the School of Statistics and the Statistical Services Unit of the University of Costa Rica (UCR). Costa …

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Costa Rican Congress Approves Medical Marijuana Bill

SAN JOSE, March 1 (Reuters) – Costa Rica’s Congress on Tuesday passed a bill that would legalize medical marijuana and the cultivation of hemp for industrial purposes, after three years of talks and a presidential veto on an earlier version of initiative. Lawmakers from Costa Rica’s ruling party and several …

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Microsoft inaugurates its new headquarters in Costa Rica, the largest and most modern in Latin America

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, February 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Microsoft has opened its modern offices in the Torre Universal building in La Sabana, located in the city center of the capital San Jose. The opening also served to celebrate the company’s 28 years in Costa Rica; 4 years ago, the …

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To defend democracy is to have a free and independent press

The strengthening of democratic institutions requires the effective defense and promotion of human rights, and the promotion and defense of freedom of the press and of expression… not only in the Latin American region but in the world. The phrase comes from the voice of the Minister of Foreign Affairs …

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Saudi Arabia affirms right to security in letter to UNSC

JEDDAH: A fine needle, thread, Aida fabric and her imagination can create hundreds of picture-like projects for cross stitches like Alaa Al-Sawwaf of Jeddah, a stay-at-home mom who has been crafting for over 20 years. years. These embroidery tools are familiar to her family, as she picked up the hobby …

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More countries join Rwanda in proposed plastic pollution treaty | The new times

More than 60 countries have expressed support for the global treaty to end plastic pollution proposed by Rwanda and Peru. The number jumped from 25 states in September of last year. The development comes ahead of the 5th United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) from February 28 to March 4 in …

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The restoration of the infamous prison on the island of Costa Rica continues:

(Photo by Ezequiel Becerra / AFP) The San Lucas Island prison was so notorious that even the most hardened criminals wept when they learned that was where they would be sent. Life expectancy was short, torture was common, and the isolation was mind-boggling. The prison was opened in 1873 and …

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You can now buy bitcoin at a new ATM installed in Costa Rica

So far, Costa Rica has only six bitcoin ATMs. However, the management of the Delimart convenience store chain has considered placing several of these machines in some of its 15 stores, all located in the capital, San José. The first team is already active in setting up the G24 service …

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With Omicron as ‘golden ticket’, US traveler fears fade

Rogado is one of many travelers to use a recent recovery from COVID-19 as a “golden ticket” to move, as travel advisors are starting to call it. Armed with both positive test results and a doctor’s note saying they have recovered, they are exempt from testing requirements to re-enter the …

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Costa Rica is still awaiting regulations on digital nomads:

Although the law to attract well-paid mobile workers was passed last year by the National Assembly, the government has yet to establish regulations to determine how the law will be implemented. This has frustrated potential mobile workers and local businesses looking to take advantage of the global trend to work …

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Tourism leaders translate UNWTO’s vision into action

UNWTO hailed the commitment made by tourism leaders at the Adventure Next Latin America Summit to realign the sector on a path of greater resilience and sustainability. The tourism trade event hosted tourism ministers from Panama, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala and Honduras, as well as high-level government officials from …

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Hike the Pacific Coast Trail to save the whales:

When people think of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), their minds don’t easily preoccupy with the whales migrating along the Pacific coast. Well, that’s about to change for those soon to follow an epic 4,000+ kilometer trek by a young Dutch girl setting off in April as part of an …

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Unilever, Coke and Pepsi are making big sales, but inflation is eating away at their bottom line

For sharper, more insightful business and economic news, subscribe to The Daily Upside newsletter. It’s completely free and we guarantee you’ll learn something new every day. US inflation remained higher than a bag of Flamin’ Cheetos in January, as the consumer price index hit a four-decade high of 7.5%. And …

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INS revives the bicentenary forest of Guanacaste to create jobs

The bicentenary forest will also bring economic benefits to the inhabitants of the region, since the project envisages granting economic incentives to the women of this community so that they are in charge of the care and maintenance of each of the trees. A public space of 1,000 trees, recreational …

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Mozambique Graduation Program: Objectives of Impact Assessment on Employment, Wellbeing and Social Integration of Refugees and Host Communities – Mozambique

This overview note summarizes the objectives of the graduation program in Mozambique, describes the main research questions, and highlights the beneficiary selection criteria and the data collection schedule for the impact evaluation. The impact evaluation aims not only to understand the standard impacts of the graduation program on the work, …

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Costa Rica advances in its conviction to protect the oceans

Conversations between nations continue, where in-depth analysis is made of what a “blue wedding ringis, at strengthen the protection of the oceans. In the talks, Costa Rica has particular leadership, as the country has proposed to the British Minister for the Environment, Zac Goldsmith, that the protection of the oceans, …

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Costa Rica: the green pin-up from Central America

Published on: 02/04/2022 – 02:26Amended: 02/04/2022 – 02:24 San Jose (AFP) – Costa Rica, which elects a new president on Sunday, is a small country that thrives on ecotourism. Its neutrality, strong democracy and political stability have earned it the nickname of Switzerland of Central America. Here are four facts …

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Presidential candidates ‘humbled’ themselves in debate

QCOSTARICA – During the presidential debate organized by channel 36 on Tuesday evening, the guest candidates, José María Villalta, José María Figueres, Lineth Saborío and Fabricio Alvarado took advantage of the fact that they were asked to point out two qualities and two faults of the ‘other. The debate was …

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Inflation in Costa Rica remains subdued, but there are upside risks

QCOSTARICA – A series of factors are reported in the national and international economy that could influence the consumer price index in 2022 and although, for now, inflation remains subdued, it is heading upwards . For the moment, it remains within the tolerance range which is (3.0% ± 1 pp) …

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the region’s main ally in overcoming the health crisis and reviving the economy

Tegucigalpa, January 26, 2022.- Over the past two years, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) has proven to be the main strategic ally of its member countries, playing an important role as a supplier cooperation, donations and funding to support efforts …

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Widodo highlights the importance of the G20 focus on resilient health systems,

Despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Latin American leaders, speaking on day three of the World Economic Forum’s Virtual Davos Agenda 2022, expressed optimism about the region’s economic prospects for the future. coming year. Latin America recorded a strong economic recovery in 2021 and will most likely show moderate …

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Will the disturbances ever end? These are the 2022 forecasts – Q COSTA RICA

QCOSTARICA (Revista Summa) Despite everything that happened in 2020, 2021 continued to bring us even more surprises. This time last year, we were eagerly awaiting the release of the vaccine and a return to life as we knew it before COVID-19. Fast forward to today and we are still witnessing …

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Blame the Victims: Costa Rica Recommends Female Tourists Dress Appropriately to Avoid Sexual Assault

QCOSTARICA – On Monday, the President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, called on the “Totally moved” Publication of the Women’s Institute and the Tourist Board “Guía de Buenas Prácticas de Seguridad en las Operaciones Turísticas” (Guide to Good Security Practices in Tourism Operations). The women demand that the State redouble …

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Costa Rica approves a bill that authorizes the cultivation of Cannabis:

David McNew/Getty Images/AFP With the support of 29 deputies, the bill which authorizes the cultivation of cannabis was approved. The initiative aims to regulate and authorize the access and use of cannabis and its derivatives exclusively for medical and therapeutic purposes. In addition, it authorizes the production, industrialization and marketing …

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‘Dominica’ tops list as one of the safest countries: World Citizenship Report

‘Dominica’ tops list as one of the safest countries: World Citizenship Report The Commonwealth of Dominica has won the title of the “safest places in the Caribbean and Latin America”, as revealed by the World Citizenship Report (WCR). Considering data from the Global Peace Index (GPI) 2021 and the World …

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OECD inflation hits highest level in 25 years; Space race could fuel global tensions, WEF warns – business live | Business

Inflation in the OECD area reached its highest level in 25 years as consumers around the world were hit by the falling cost of living. Consumer prices in the 38 richest countries that make up the OECD jumped 5.8% per year in November, the highest since May 1996. Energy prices …

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Countries with the biggest income gaps – 24/7 Wall St.

The wealth gap between the richest and the poorest tends to widen whenever there is a radical change in the economy. The deficit began to widen in the mid-19th century, at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, and by the end of that century it had turned the rich rich …

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Costa Ballena’s Bitcoin Project aims to boost Costa Rica’s local economy:

In June of last year, Central America took center stage in the cryptocurrency world when President of El Salvador Nayib Bukele announced his intention to introduce legislation to establish Bitcoin. as national currency. At the time, Bukele said he wanted to create jobs and “improve the lives and futures of …

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Christiana Figueres: if we fail on climate, we fail on human rights, education and health

Photo by Vaughn Ridley / Sportsfile for Web Summit via Getty Images If there is a queen of climate action, it is Christiana Figueres. Best known as one of the architects of the 2015 Paris Agreement, the 65-year-old Costa Rican diplomat is currently the co-founder and director of Global Optimism, …

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2022 comes with rate, inflation and exchange rate increases

QCOSTARICA – For this year 2022, the Banco Central (Central Bank) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) expect Costa Rica’s economy to continue to recover; however, unemployment would remain high. Paseo de las Flores shopping center, in Heredia. The Central Bank estimated last October growth of 4.5% …

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You don’t have to travel long distances to spot birds, urged UK twitchers | Bird watching

Twitching is synonymous with bird watching, which can often involve long trips in search of rare species. But now a new breed of climate-conscious bird watchers are trying to persuade other enthusiasts to keep it local instead. A group of young birders created a challenge for watchers to find birds …

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Political and general news Events of December 31

Breadcrumb Links PMN Politics PMN News Author of the article: Content of the article December 31 (Reuters) – For other agendas, please see: Political and general news Main economic events Emerging market economic events Public debt auctions US Federal Reserve Today in Washington —————————————————————– This newspaper is filed daily. ** …

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A controversial alternative awaiting legalization:

Mateo Amador, a seven-year-old Costa Rican boy with cerebral palsy, suffered from epileptic episodes every day until he started using cannabis oil, says his father, who makes his medicine while waiting for the Congress approves legalization of medical cannabis. “At a year and a half he was medicated with clonazepam …

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Bitcoin Beach Galoy Wallet Creator Aims To Replicate The El Salvador Project

Galoy, the startup that created the open-source, Lightning Network-enabled Bitcoin Beach wallet, recently completed a $ 3 million funding round to speed up operations and help bring its Bitcoin banking platform to more communities, companies and governments. Miami-based Galoy launched Bitcoin Beach as a proof of concept in the surf …

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Northumberland featured prominently in North East Tourism Awards shortlist

Shortlisted entries for the North East Tourism Awards. The awards, which take place in March, will see shortlisted applicants in 15 categories, ranging from camping and glamping to resilience and innovation, vying for first place. Ian Thomas, Destination Director at NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI), who announced the shortlist, said: “The tourism …

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What all of this could mean:

Over the past couple of years, huge tech companies and conglomerates around the world have started discussing what’s called the metaverse. Facebook and Microsoft have both made strides in developing it and turning the once theoretical idea into reality. It may be a few years before the Metaverse becomes mainstream, …

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Night vehicle restriction will be until minors are vaccinated and adults with the third dose

QCOSTARICA – The restriction of night vehicles would be maintained for several more months, since the government of Carlos Alvarado will not eliminate it until it is possible to move forward with the vaccination of under-18s and the strengthening of the third dose to the elderly population. Maintaining the measure …

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Costa Rica’s pristine “shark island” is now a huge marine reserve

The first time he dived in the waters around Cocos Island, Enric Sala felt like he was in an “underwater Jurassic Park”. “I vividly remember diving under a school of 200 hammerhead sharks, inside a school of thousands of bigeye trevally, and [being] surrounded by 20 mating green turtles, ”said …

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China to lower import tariffs to support a new development model

A construction site at Zhoushan Port in Ningbo, east China’s Zhejiang Province, October 26, 2021. Official data showed that the port’s cargo throughput amounted to 923 million tons during from the first nine months of this year, up 4.1% over the same period last year. . Photo: cnsphoto China will …

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Study abroad trips during fall break open students’ eyes to different cultures

By Amber Friedrichsen With passports in hand and suitcases in tow, two groups of students from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences boarded planes to study abroad during the fall vacation from Iowa State University. These faculty-led programs in Costa Rica and the United Arab Emirates allowed students to …

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Maroon 5 has announced that it will offer a concert in Costa Rica on …

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Colombia becomes a full member of ICCO

In a process that began in 2019, the President of the Republic of Colombia, HE Mr. Iván Duque, promulgated the bill for Colombia’s accession to ICCO at an event attended by both representatives of the Colombian cocoa sector and a delegation from ICCO. , headed by Michel Arrion, its managing …

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Signs of commercial money laundering and intersection with CTPAT requirements

Trade-based money laundering (TBML) is quickly turning into a global tsunami. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are looking to importers to help identify risks in this critical area, and for CTPAT participants, this is the newest dimension of the criteria. Minimum Security Systems (MSC) deployed in 2020. Before we …

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Dubai and Costa Rica to boost investment and trade cooperation

Dubai House officials and Costa Rican delegation at the meeting. Abdulaziz Al Ghurair, president of the Dubai Chambers, received a high-level Costa Rican delegation at the headquarters of the Dubai Chamber, headed by Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado Quesada, on Sunday. Quesada was accompanied by the First Lady, Claudia Dobles …

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Costa Rica and the Crystal Waters project:

When hundreds of tribes and thousands of supporters gathered in Standing Rock, in the American Midwest, to protest a pipeline that threatened the water supply of local tribes, a simple mantra became their beacon and main message, ” Water is life “. Started in early 2020 on Crystal clear waters …

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Dominican Republic has sluggish employment rate

Santo Domingo.- The average employment rate in the country continues to be below pre-pandemic levels, according to data from a new survey by the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP ) published yesterday. The series of high-frequency telephone surveys, the second phase of which was implemented this …

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A call to honor Costa Rica’s leading environmentalists:

On October 29, one of Costa Rica’s leading environmentalists, Mario Boza passed away after a nearly fifty-year career devoted to nature conservation. Boza was co-founder, along with Alvaro Ugalde, of the country’s National Parks System (SINAC) created in 1970. He won the J. Paul Getty Award for Conservation from the …

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What does the outcome of COP26 mean for the fight against climate change?

British Columbia declared a state of emergency following record rainfall that resulted in widespread flooding of farms, landslides and the evacuation of residents. Justin Sullivan / Getty Images As he addressed the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, during the final hours of the event, COP26 President …

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GGGI opens office in Costa Rica to support green agenda

From left to right: Ban Ki-moon, President of the Global Green Growth Institute, Frank Rijsberman, Director General of GGGI, Rodolfo Solano Quiros, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Costa Rica and Carlos Alvarado Quesada, President of Costa Rica, sign an agreement on Monday host country with GGGI in Seoul. (Sanjay Kumar …

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Sport fishermen can help change this:

Tuna like Yos Disan’s recent catch is common nowadays near the shore At the same time, the number of sailboats captured and released by the sport fishing fleet is down 70% in some parts of the country while commercial sailboat landings have increased by 126%. Even though the law states …

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Nature cannot wait. We must act now to save wildlife habitats

Nature cannot wait. We must act now to save wildlife habitats Costa Rica is celebrating 200 years of independence this year. It is an opportunity to honor our ancestors and to think of our descendants, and we invite the world to celebrate with us. Those who cannot visit in person …

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Nicaraguan youth in exile fight to build a future after Ortega’s victory | WKZO | All Kalamazoo

By Daina Beth Salomon SAN JOSE (Reuters) – Asked about the three days she spent in a Nicaraguan prison in 2018 for demonstrating against President Daniel Ortega, Tania Cadena pointed out white scars on her arm and forehead, then parted her lips to reveal a missing molar. “It was like …

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California joins alliance to end dependence on fossil fuels

California has joined the Beyond Oil & Gas Alliance (BOGA) launched at COP26, bringing together national and subnational governments committed to advancing a just transition away from oil and gas production. Led by Costa Rica and Denmark, this one-of-a-kind alliance will help build momentum for states and nations as they …

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El Salvador – Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband

Sydney, November 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Just published, this edition of the BuddeComm report describes the latest developments and key trends in the telecommunications markets. – https://www.budde.com.au/Research/El-Salvador-Telecoms-Mobile-and-Broadband-Statistics-and-Analyses/?utm_source=GNW Economic potential is limited by the relatively small population, while the country’s telecommunications sector has been constrained by poor infrastructure and unequal …

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My opinion: stop the tax leaks

The pandemic has put a dent in the coffers of governments around the world. Closer to home, we saw Malaysia implement eight economic stimulus and aid packages worth RM530 billion to tackle the health crisis. With an ambitious target of reaching a budget deficit of 3% to 3.5% of GDP …

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Costa Rica keeps energy clean in 2021 – Prensa Latina

Official data from the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) shows that as of January 25, the National Electricity System (SEN) declared 99.98 percent of clean generation with five national renewable sources, the water (73.39 percent), geothermal energy (13.84), wind (12.12), and biomass and solar, each with 0.63 percent. Thanks to …

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The power of simple innovations

A maze of rooms spans the third floor of the N51, the weathered gray building that has long housed the MIT Museum. The rooms look more like a handyman’s workshop than a scientist’s lab. There are carpentry equipment, metalworking equipment, hammers, wrenches and dozens of boxes just for storing bike …

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Salvador: thousands march against President Nayib Bukele

Q24N (DW) Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of El Salvador’s capital, San Salvador, on Sunday to demonstrate against the government of President Nayib Bukele. While grievances against Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele were varied, the united message was one against authoritarianism While Bukele was at the center of the …

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Distributed Generation Law Approved in Costa Rica

With 36 votes for and four against, Costa Rican deputies approved on Tuesday the distributed generation law, which will allow consumers to produce their own electricity and inject surpluses into the national grid to obtain applicable credits on their energy bills. The plan approved during the first debate only allows …

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Pacific Alliance looks to global future after Singapore talks

The recent conclusion of negotiations between the Pacific Alliance and Singapore to establish a comprehensive free trade agreement will see the Southeast Asian microstate become the first official associate member of the four-member economic association, in which could prove to be the first major step towards the Alliance’s long-awaited global …

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Growth, production, consumption, exports, imports, etc.

DUBLIN, October 5, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The “World Furniture Outlook 2021/2022” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. Research and Markets logo The World Furniture Outlook 2021/2022 provides an overview of the global furniture industry through historical series of basic data (furniture production, consumption, imports, exports 2011-2020) and …

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Family remittances support Nicaraguan economy

Western Union office. Photo file By La Prensa HAVANA TIMES – As of August of this year, remittances to Nicaragua totaled $ 1.381 billion. Of these, 866.1 million came from the United States, an amount that provides significant support to the Nicaraguan economy, according to data from the Central Bank …

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Global Carbon Market Mechanisms

The following is an excerpt from a new CleanTechnica report, The carbon cure: Effective actions to fight climate change through carbon markets. To learn more about the types of carbon markets around the world and their role in stabilizing our climate, purchase the full report or become a CleanTechnica Member, …

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Global Gig Economy and Sharing Economy Market 2021-2027 in Covid-19 100% Accurate Analysis of Company Actions and Strategic Development

Gig economy and sharing economy market set to mature despite latest impact of COVID-19 Market research store recently published a report titled Global Gig Economy and Sharing Economy market. The research report covers the factors associated with development opportunities that exist across the globe. The research report talks about historical …

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Latin America, the next Mecca for digital nomads

LIMA – Niels Olson, Ecuadorian Minister of Tourism, is working hard to bring “digital nomads” to his country. He believes that attracting this new generation of freelancers who can work from anywhere for extended visits is a unique opportunity for everyone. Olson recently tweeted that the average New York-based freelancer …

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The entrepreneurial ecosystem in Costa Rica: a necessary tool?

I have visited different entrepreneurial cities around the world, be it Boston, Tel Aviv, Madrid, Guatemala City, which have focused monetary, logistical and urban efforts to create a true entrepreneur-centered ecosystem. The creation of an entrepreneurial ecosystem involves the creation of a branch and the connection of different relevant social …

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