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Moody’s warns Costa Rica could face downgrade if fiscal reform delayed

Moody’s warns Costa Rica could face downgrade if fiscal reform delayed

April 23rd, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Ratings agency Moody’s is warning that Costa Rica could lose its current Baa3 credit rating should the new government of Luis Guillermo Solís delay fiscal reform…

Video of Intel CEO contradicts government line on departure

Video of Intel CEO contradicts government line on departure

April 23rd, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) A video obtained by Spanish-language digital newspaper, CRHoy.com in which Intel CEO, Brian Krzanich, says that Intel’s decision to close its manufacturing operations in the country…

New Central Bank chief dismisses Citigroup’s grim Costa Rica forecast

April 23rd, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Olivier Castro, who has been selected by President-elect Luis Guillermo Solís to head Costa Rica’s Central Bank, is dismissing a grim forecast by Citigroup that slashed…

“Open source” seeds aim to protect plants from patents

“Open source” seeds aim to protect plants from patents

By Matthew Hilburn April 23rd, 2014 (VOA) Taking a cue from the software industry, scientists, farmers and sustainable food advocates have released what they’re calling the first open source seeds. The Open…

Gasoline will hit record high price in May

Gasoline will hit record high price in May

  April 23rd, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) The price for a liter of regular gasoline (“Plus”) will hit an all time high in the month of May, rising ¢29 per liter to…

Trial of 10 prison guards accused of killing prisoner to begin on Monday

April 22nd, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) The trial of ten prison guards accused of homicide, aggravated assault and abuse of authority related to the 2011 death of Johel Araya is scheduled to…

Dig out that umbrella: Transition to rainy season has begun, INM says

Dig out that umbrella: Transition to rainy season has begun, INM says

April 22nd, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Time to get that umbrella out of the closet – the transition from the dry to the rainy season is underway, according to Gabriela Chinchilla of…

Nontraditional meats showing up on Tico plates

Nontraditional meats showing up on Tico plates

April 22nd, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Meat varieties that have not traditionally been part of Costa Rican cuisine are slowly but surely gaining in popularity, especially lamb, buffalo and rabbit.   Producers…

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