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Strikes could cripple Costa Rica’s Atlantic ports this week

October 21st, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) The Union of Allied Port Workers (Sintrajap) is calling for a general strike this week that could cripple the country’s Atlantic ports, spurred on with support…

Costa Rica leads Latin America in infrastructure investment, but still not enough, says UN

October 15th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Costa Rica headed the ranking of infrastructure investment by using 5.4% of its GDP on infrastructure projects, followed by Uruguay (5.08%), Nicaragua (4.93%), Bolivia (4.47%), Peru…

Port workers threatening strike after court decision on Moín mega-terminal

Port workers threatening strike after court decision on Moín mega-terminal

October 15th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) The Union of Allied Port Workers (Sintrajap) is threatening a strike after Costa Rica’s Constitutional Court dismissed an appeal last week against the new Moín Container…

AyA workers to go on strike Thursday

October 15th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) The union representing the workers of the Costa Rican Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers (AyA), known as SITRAA, have announced a general strike on Thursday, October…

Lawmaker calls for moratorium on pineapple plantations; new tax on exports

Lawmaker calls for moratorium on pineapple plantations; new tax on exports

October 14th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Frente Amplio (FA) lawmaker, Edgardo Araya, along with several groups representing communities that claim to have suffered from environmental and other damage due to pineapple production,…

Costa Rica sees growth in exports of organic produce

October 14th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Costa Rica has been able to capitalize on the increasing international demand for organic produce over the last two years, according to the Ministry of Agriculture…

IMF members call for bold action to boost global economic recovery

The International Monetary Fund’s member countries said Saturday bold action was needed to bolster the global economic recovery, and they urged governments to foster growth by avoiding the tightening of…

Costa Rica looking to raise an additional $1 billion through international bond

October 13th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Costa Rica is planning to raise $1 billion through a new international bond sometime in the first half of next year, Finance Minister, Helio Fallas told…

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