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“La Trocha” to see 10 new bridges for $6 million over next 90 days

“La Trocha” to see 10 new bridges for $6 million over next 90 days

April 15th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) The controversial border road between Costa Rica and Nicaragua which has become known as “La Trocha,” (officially, Route 1856) will see the construction of ten bridges…

Plan by McDonald’s in Costa Rica, Latin America would give pigs a little room to move

Plan by McDonald’s in Costa Rica, Latin America would give pigs a little room to move

April 15th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) On Friday, Arcos Dorados – the largest operator of McDonald’s restaurants in Latin America and the Caribbean and the franchise holder for Costa Rica, announced its…

CustomerSpeak, formerly Datascension, closes shop; fires 500

CustomerSpeak, formerly Datascension, closes shop; fires 500

April 14th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) US-based CustomerSpeak, which provides multilingual data collection and contact center services, has closed down its facility in Mall San Pedro in San José, leaving 500 workers…

IMF, World Bank say global economy recovering, but still fragile

IMF, World Bank say global economy recovering, but still fragile

April 14th, 2014 (VOA) The head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, says the global economy is improving and “moving into a strengthening phase.” The assessment came Saturday after several…

Intel, BofA closures will cost already-struggling CCSS millions per year

Intel, BofA closures will cost already-struggling CCSS millions per year

April 11th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) The recent closure of Intel’s manufacturing operations and the closure of a large Bank of America facility will cost the country’s already struggling healthcare system $16…

Citigroup cuts Costa Rica growth forecast after Intel, BofA closings

Citigroup cuts Costa Rica growth forecast after Intel, BofA closings

April 10th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Citigroup Inc. has cut Costa Rica’s growth forecast after announcements this week that Intel would close its manufacturing operations and Bank of America would close its…

New 130-slip “superyacht” marina, resort set for June groundbreaking

New 130-slip “superyacht” marina, resort set for June groundbreaking

April 10th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) The developers of the Golfito Marina Village & Resort say they are set to break ground on the project, which they describe as a “world-class superyacht…

Costa Rica dealt double blow as Bank of America, Intel say ‘adios,’ fire 3,000 workers

Costa Rica dealt double blow as Bank of America, Intel say ‘adios,’ fire 3,000 workers

April 9th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Just two hours after microchip giant Intel made its official announcement yesterday that it would close its Costa Rican manufacturing operations and layoff 1,500 staff, Bank…

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