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S&P warns Costa Rica of possible ‘negative’ outlook shift, cites low growth forecasts, high deficits and debt

September 19th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) The ratings agency Standard & Poor’s is warning Costa Rica that it is considering shifting its outlook for the country to ‘negative,’ citing expanding fiscal deficits…

Thousands to participate in 8th Annual Beach Marathon in Tamarindo tomorrow

Thousands to participate in 8th Annual Beach Marathon in Tamarindo tomorrow

By Tamarindo Community Reporter, Liisa Vexler September 19th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) At 5 am on Saturday September 20th, with fireworks overhead, thousands of runners, including some elite international athletes, will set out…

Seven-year-old girl dies trying to save her brother in house fire

September 19th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) A seven-year-old girl died in a house fire Wednesday night while apparently searching for her brother in the blaze.   The incident took place shortly after…

Researchers say they’ve discovered way to block cancer metastasis

By Ziatica Hoke September 19th, 2014 (VOA) WASHINGTON—Cancer remains one of the deadliest diseases, despite many new methods to combat it. Modern medicine has treatments to prevent the growth of primary…

Moody’s cuts Costa Rica’s credit rating to “junk” status

September 17th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Costa Rica’s credit rating was cut to junk status by Moody’s Investors Service yesterday, based on the country’s widening deficit and large debt burden.   Moody’s…

Government hopes to accelerate Chinese Economic Zones, declared of “public interest”

September 17th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) The Ministry of Foreign Trade (Comex) hopes to accelerate the development of special free trade zones for Chinese companies, known as Special Economic Zones (EEZs).  …

“Picuda” style fast boats a favorite for drug runners bringing shipments to Costa Rica

By Brenda Fiegel September 17th, 2014 (Diálogo) The ocean remains a popular transit route for traffickers because it lacks the sensors, manpower, and cameras that authorities are able to concentrate on…

10-foot deep hole opens on road between Curridabat and Zapote

10-foot deep hole opens on road between Curridabat and Zapote

September 17th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) One of the two lanes on the road in front of the AM/PM in Curridabat has been closed after a three meter (about 10 feet) deep…

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