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GFT Hunts for Software Professionals in Costa Rica

German IT services provider GFT is about to add 40 software professionals to its operations in Costa Rica. GFT’s Costa Rican workforce grew by 49% in 2021 compared to the previous year, according to a statement from CINDE, Costa Rica’s investment promotion agency. GFT, based in Stuttgart, Germany, came to …

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Costa Rica prioritizes public health

Province of Cartago, Costa Rica. Care teams are assigned to rural communities across the country. (Credit: alexeys/iStock via Getty Images) Costa Rica prioritizes public health By Analisa Bala March …

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Trouble in Costa Rica’s eco-paradise as home buyers heat up the market

At Playa Grande Surf Camp on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast, visitors — including New York bankers and Australian wedding planners, plus a handful of young backpackers you might expect more easily — enjoy natural beauty for which the country is famous. “Everyone gets up early to do yoga and surf, …

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Buenos Aires Weather | Stephen Kaplan: China faces ‘creditor trap’ by lending to Latin America

China to be more cautious about extending loans to Latin American countries after difficulties in securing repayment suggest it has at times fallen into a ‘creditor’s trap’, says author of new book on Beijing’s loans to the region. Yet China will not abandon state-to-state lending because it still sees lending …

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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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Rumors and false data claim Ukrainian President is laundering money in Costa Rica – Q COSTA RICA

QCOSTARICA – Several websites claim that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is laundering money in Costa Rica. No reliable source has revealed evidence of allegations of alleged fraudulent investments by Zelenskyy in Costa Rica made by several websites. There is no evidence that Zelenskyy is laundering money in Costa Rica. Web …

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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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The Ukraine-Russia conflict will leave more unemployment and less purchasing power for Costa Ricans

QCOSTARICA – Despite the fact that it is a very distant reality, the invasion of Ukraine by Russia will affect the Costa Rican economy, influencing the rise in prices of goods and services, a rise in interest rates interest on loans and cards and a more expensive dollar exchange. The …

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China faces ‘creditor trap’ in lending to Latin America: Q&A

(Bloomberg) — China to be more cautious about extending loans to Latin American countries after difficulties in securing repayment suggest it has at times fallen into a ‘creditor’s trap’, says author of new book on Beijing’s loans to the region. Yet China will not abandon state-to-state lending because it still …

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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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Where does the Cuban community in Gainesville stand seven months after the July protests?

Ninety miles from the land of the free there is an island bound by its government. On an island home to over 7,000 different species of flora and fauna, distinctive waterfalls and fine powdery white sand, its inhabitants live with little electricity and lack everything from groceries to medications. On …

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Columbus Crew draw 0-0 with Charlotte FC in the second game of the Carolina Challenge Cup

The Columbus Crew continued their pre-season preparation in the team’s second game of the Carolina Challenge Cup against Major League Soccer expansion team Charlotte FC. The Black & Gold’s pre-season goal was to stay healthy as the MLS regular season approaches. What happened was an unexpected friendly that ended with …

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UK celebrates Costa Rica’s biodiversity with stunning orchid festival

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in the United Kingdom opened its annual orchid festival This weekend. And South West London has become a riot of color and tropical flora that celebrates the biodiversity of Costa Rica. The 26th Kew Orchid Show this year focuses on the Central American country, which …

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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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Blue Action Fund celebrates five years of financing the protection of marine and coastal areas | D+C

Blue Action Fund draws a positive balance sheet in an impact report marking its fifth anniversary. The nonprofit foundation promotes marine and coastal protected areas and works to secure the livelihoods of coastal communities. In pursuit of this objective, it provides targeted funding to non-governmental organizations active in developing countries. …

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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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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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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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Costa Rica: USD 150m: First Green Bond Certified for Hydropower Criteria under the Climate Bond Standard

Costa Rica: USD 150m: First Green Bond Certified for Hydropower Criteria under the Climate Bond Standard The proceeds will be used to refinance the construction of the Reventazón hydroelectric plant SAN JOSE: LONDON 12/23/21: 12PM CST: the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) with the support of the Inter-American Development Bank …

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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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External debt: Latin America, in the hands of Wall Street | United States

[ad_1] In 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic, debt levels in Latin America have reached all-time highsJUAN PONCE VALENZUELA (EFE) Sitting next to a Costa Rican flag and staring, President Carlos Alvarado did not hesitate to express his frustration with the global financial system. “Other actors have a responsibility to …

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Costa Rica and the Morpho Butterfly Business:

[ad_1] Morpho butterflies are a breed of neotropical butterflies of the genus Morpho. This genus comprises an average of twenty-nine accepted species and one hundred and forty-seven accepted subspecies. Morpho butterflies are mainly found in Mexico, Central America, and South America – Costa Rica, Brazil, and Venezuela. They have metallic, …

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New plant species discovered at Cerro Chirripo Costa Rica:

[ad_1] A new species of plant was recently discovered in a remote part of Costa Rica, in the mountains. Gentiana bicentenaria is the name of the delicate little herb found in the Talamanca mountain range. A study on the new species was published by researchers Armando Estrada of the National …

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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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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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Why Costa Rica is cheaper than many countries in the world

[ad_1] Countries like Japan, the United Kingdom or the Cayman Islands are more expensive than Costa Rica (although in the bottles of water and red wine we are even more expensive). Here we explain why our country is so cheap. Costa Rica is a cheap country. We who inhabit it …

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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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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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The inauguration of the CABEI headquarters in Managua will seal the Mossi-Ortega alliance

[ad_1] The upcoming inauguration of the new headquarters of the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI), in Managua, which is being built in Plaza Cobirsa at a cost of $ 16.5 million, testifies to the magnificent relations existing between the executive president of this institution, Dante Mossi, with the …

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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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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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Alexander Pissios, director of Cinespace Chicago Film Studio, who helped bring down Teamsters boss John T. Coli Sr., linked to an illegal gambling ring with links to a Mafia-linked bookmaker

[ad_1] It sounds like something from a Chicago-made crime scene Dick Wolf. The director of a Chicago film studio owed money to a bookmaker linked to a famous mafia figure. Faced with his own legal issues, the studio boss worked undercover for prosecutors, helping to bring down one of the …

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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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Building materials maintain sharp price increases

[ad_1] QCOSTARICA – Construction prices continue to show high variations from year to year, an effect caused mainly by the increase in the cost of structural steel, plastic pipes and electrical cables. Despite the fact that a slight decrease was reported in September compared to the year-to-year variations of August, …

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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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Team Biden ignores Communist China at America’s peril

[ad_1] OPINION: Communist China’s military and rhetoric escalation against Taiwan is testing the Biden administration’s response to America’s most dangerous geopolitical adversary. As speculation grows about President Xi Jinping’s next move and breathless commentators discuss the possibility of war against the island nation, the CCP continues to advance a truly …

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4 things to know before investing in a startup in Costa Rica:

[ad_1] Undoubtedly, entrepreneurship in Costa Rica has grown in recent years and many initiatives have contributed to it. From business plan competitions to prototyping events and entrepreneurship training programs structured like the Founder Institute, to the emergence of dozens of incubators, it seems like there has never been a better …

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An essential utility for Costa Ricans:

[ad_1] If American works on Dunkin ‘, Costa Rica works on WhatsApp (and also coffee). And for most of Monday, the Ticos had to live without an essential part of their daily lives when all of Facebook’s services, including WhatsApp and Instagram, went offline. It was a global blackout, but …

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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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Costa Ricans lose hope of a weak dollar

[ad_1] QCOSTARICA – In December, Costa Ricans expected the dollar’s exchange rate to rise only 0.44% in one year. But in August, expectations were very different. The estimate was that the price of the US dollar against the Costa Rican dolon will rise 5.38% over the next 12 months. In …

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New Remote Visa Program Approved – Immigration

[ad_1] Costa Rica: New remote visa program approved 23 Aug 2021 Global Envoy, Inc. To print this article, simply register or connect to Mondaq.com. Key points On August 11, 2021, President Carlos Alvarado and Tourism Minister Gustavo Segura approved new laws supporting a remote work visa to Costa Rica. The …

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Costa Rica signs law to attract digital nomads

QCOSTARICA – Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado today signed the Digital Nomad Law which aims to attract foreign workers who work remotely from anywhere in the world. The legislation envisages the creation of a special non-resident visa for a period of up to two years, as a remote worker or …

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Costa Rica seeks to attract investors and retirees

[ad_1] Costa Rica look for attract investors, tenants and retirees as a way to increase the country’s economic and tourist revival after the COVID-19 health crisis, an official source reported this week. Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado in a virtual act signed a law to attract investors, annuitants and retirees …

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Lawmakers approve $ 1.778 billion loan with IMF

[ad_1] QCOSTARICA – The legislator approved, this Thursday, during the first debate, the charge of 1.778 billion dollars to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The second debate is scheduled for July 12, on the return of lawmakers from the mid-year break The loan with the IMF was approved with 38 …

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Costa Rica signs $ 500 million loan with IDB –

[ad_1] Costa Rica on Thursday formalized two budget support loans to the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), for an amount of $ 500 million. The first of the loans, of $ 250 million, will be used to deal with the health emergency caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, by supporting homes and …

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The Soviet spy who attacked Trotsky, was the Ambassador of Costa Rica, met the Pope and laid the foundation for Latin American studies in the USSR

[ad_1] At the end of 1953, the Costa Rican Ambassador to Italy and Yugoslavia, businessman Teodoro Bonnefil Castro, informed San José that he was going on an extended vacation, and two weeks later he resigned, arguing that his wife needed prolonged treatment in Switzerland. Then he disappeared without a trace. …

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Cóbano-designed cryptocurrency reaches consensus

[ad_1] Nimiq, whose main development pole is located at Santa Teresa, in Cóbano de Puntarenas, and the German Bank TEN31, will implement the Nimiq OASIS (Open Asset Swap Interaction Scheme) blockchain platform for purchases and transactions with cryptocurrencies by wire transfer. The deal was noted by Yahoo! News as “a …

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Tai takes Brussels to talk about prices

[ad_1] With the help of Doug Palmer Editor’s Note: Weekly Trade is a weekly version of POLITICO Pro’s daily trade policy newsletter, Morning Trade. POLITICO Pro is a political intelligence platform that combines the news you need with tools you can use to take action on the biggest stories of …

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White House announces new vaccination incentives

[ad_1] By Ernie Mundell and Robin Foster Health Day Reporters THURSDAY June 3, 2021 (HealthDay News) In a bid to convince hesitant Americans to get vaccinated against COVID-19, President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced a host of new vaccination benefits thanks to a private sector initiative. “Despite all the progress …

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Welcoming Costa Rica to the OECD

[ad_1] I am very happy to welcome Costa Rica as the 38th member of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The OECD is a unique forum of like-minded democracies dedicated to promoting our common values ​​and meeting our common challenges. Costa Rica’s membership follows a broad multi-year effort …

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