Growth without Poverty Reduction: The Case of Costa Rica

Growth without Poverty Reduction: The Case of Costa Rica

In the early 1980s, as was the case in much of Latin America, Costa Rica suffered its worst economic crisis in decades. Between 1980 and 1982 the economy contracted by 9.4 percent, and in 1982 average inflation reached 90.1 percent. In two years the proportion of the population…

Santa Ana’s Suburban Urban Vision

Santa Ana is a charming town on the western outskirts of San José. However, most places with a Santa Ana address aren’t actually in Santa Ana, and they aren’t charming. President Laura Chinchilla’s condominium for example bears a Santa Ana address. In reality, it’s a gated community on…

Editorial: Costa Rica’s Long Public Banking Experience

Editorial: Costa Rica’s Long Public Banking Experience

In Costa Rica, publicly-owned banks have been available for so long and work so well that people take for granted that any country that knows how to run an economy has a public banking option. Costa Ricans are amazed to hear there is only one public……

Reader Poll: Should Costa Rica join the Central American Parliament?

Nicaraguan President, Daniel Ortega, invited Costa Rica to join the Central American Parliament (Parlamento Centroamericano, also known as…

Poll: Should the United States take military action in Syria?

ICR asks our readers: Should the United States take military action in Syria? Tip: Bookmark this page to…

Op-Ed: How Latin America’s outdated abortion laws impact young women

Editor’s Note: The views reflected in this Op-Ed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect…

In Depth: Latin America: Divided we stand

United and integrated, the region would be a force to reckon with on the world stage. But does…

Top 5 Retirement Havens in 2013 according to IL Magazine

Top 5 Retirement Havens in 2013 according to IL Magazine

January 8th, 2013 – International Living recently released its ranking of the top 22 retirement havens for 2013, ranking…

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