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 days of talks in Washington at the spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.…

(Update 2) Extremely powerful 6.6 Nicaragua quake rattles Costa Rica

(Update 2) Extremely powerful 6.6 Nicaragua quake rattles Costa Rica

April 11th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) What is initially being reported by the USGS as a powerful 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck between Rivas and Granada, Nicaragua at 2:29 p.m. Central America time on Friday also produced violent shaking in many parts of Costa Rica.   The quake comes less than 24…

Solis to Russian TV: Free Trade Agreement with United States has done nothing for Costa Rica

Solis to Russian TV:  Free Trade Agreement with United States has done nothing for Costa Rica

April 9th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) In a television interview with Russian global broadcaster, RT (formerly known as Russia Today), President-elect of Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solis discussed his goals as the country’s next president, including fighting corruption, inequality and poverty, and economic growth.   Speaking on the latter subject,…

Are race and class at the heart of Venezuela’s political crisis?

Are race and class at the heart of Venezuela’s political crisis?

By Cecily Hilleary April 7th, 2014 (VOA) For weeks, protesters have taken to the streets in Venezuela, opposing Nicholas…

8.2 earthquake in Chile kills at least six; sparks tsunami scare in Costa Rica

April 2nd, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Tsunami warnings have been lifted for Chile’s coastline, hours after a strong 8.2-magnitude earthquake…

Central America’s coffee woes

Central America’s coffee woes

By W. Alejandro Sanchez April 1st, 2014 (VOXXI) Over the past couple of years, coffee production in Central…

Russian helicopter manufacturer has record year in Latin America

Russian Helicopters is touting its business in Latin America, which it calls one of the fastest growing helicopter…

Costa Rica, Central America join forces to combat narco-trafficking

Costa Rica, Central America join forces to combat narco-trafficking

By Rene Novoa March 26th, 2014 (ISH) Central America has joined forces to stop organized crime and narco-trafficking. Since…

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