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Decline of Agriculture in Costa Rica

Posted on: May 27 2015 - 7:27pm | Comments Off on Decline of Agriculture in Costa Rica
In: agriculture, Business, costa rica, Costa Rica News, costarica, News, wage freeze
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Data from the last official survey indicates that the number of jobs in the sector fell from 285,076 in 2010 to 213,155 in 2014. Agricultural sector leaders asked the government to freeze wages in the second half, improve the availability of credit, and change the exchange rate policy to overcome the crisis that has worsened in the last year. In the agricultural sector, whose production has been declining since April 2014, there is a need to innovate, diversify and reduce costs if it intends to move forward and recover the growth levels of previous years. One problem, as explained by industry representatives, is the appreciation of the exchange rate, which has reduced the competitiveness of agricultural exports. Lack of credit options that...

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Weatherman Confirms Presence of El Niño Affecting Costa Rica

For the third day straight parts of Limon are under water (QCOSTARICA) — Costa Rica’s national weather service, the Instituto Meteorológico Nacional (IMN) confirmed today (Wednesday) that the country is under the influence of the El Niño. Werner Stolz, head of forecasts for the IMN, said the phenomenon has been an evolution that started last year and consolidated...

Posted on: May 27 2015 - 7:26pm | Comments Off on Weatherman Confirms Presence of El Niño Affecting Costa Rica
In: Caribbean, central valley, costa rica, Costa Rica News, downpours, el niño, flooding, Limon, News, pacific
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Is Cocorí Racist?

QCOSTARICA – A musical based on the beloved children’s book “Cocori” has been withdrawn from the International Arts Festival...

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Francisca Lachapel, A Beauty Queen That Is Different

Francisa Lachapel as “Mela” COSTA RICA EXTRA – She thinner than the average Miss. Attractive, even with thick eyebrows and...

Li Among FIFA Officials Arrested in US Federal Corruption Investigation

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(QCOSTARICA) — Eduardo Li, president of the Federación Costarricense de Fútbol (Fedefútbol) – Costa Rica’s Soccer Federation –  is among the FIFA officials arrested on corruption charges, confirmed the U.S. Department of Justice. Li, who was attending the FIFA annual meeting in Zurich, was led by the authorities from his room to a side-door exit of the hotel. Swiss authorities...

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The Data Sleuths of San José

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(Via ForeignPolicy.com)  The real estate agent was angry. She had spent weeks helping her well-heeled client shop around for the house of his dreams — and now, just as they were about to close the deal, he announced...

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Bomberos At Work (Photos)

Costa Rica’s fire department (Benemérito Cuerpo de Bomberos de Costa Rica) used a drone to capture images of their intensive...


Bomberos At Work (Photos)

Posted on: May 26 2015 - 11:16pm | Comments Off on Bomberos At Work (Photos)
In: Costa Rica News, Inside Costa Rica, Photos of Costa Rica, QMedia
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Costa Rica’s fire department (Benemérito Cuerpo de Bomberos de Costa Rica) used a drone to capture images of their intensive work Tuesday afternoon to fight a fire in Barrio los Angeles, San Jose.   Article first appeared on QCOSTARICA. Click here to go to the source article....

Three of Four Radials On The Route 27 Require Immediate Reconstruction: LANAMME Report

Posted on: May 26 2015 - 6:11pm | Comments Off on Three of Four Radials On The Route 27 Require Immediate Reconstruction: LANAMME Report
In: autopista del sol, Costa Rica News, costarica, globalvia, lanamme, News, ruta 27, san jose - caldera
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The Ruta 27, commonly known as the San José – Caldera, was opened in 2010 (QCOSTARICA) — The annual report by the Laboratory of Materials and Structural Models of the University of Costa Rica (LANAMME) on...

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Hotel Operators Vs. The OTAs

(QCOSTARICA TRAVEL) — Updating their websites, customer service, booking platform and innovative products are some of the strategies by hotel operators feeling the effect of travelers using online travel agencies (OTAs) when booking a room. For the major part, consumers feel they are getting better deal with OTAs such as Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, Booking,...

Posted on: May 26 2015 - 6:11pm | Comments Off on Hotel Operators Vs. The OTAs
In: costa rica, Costa Rica News, costa rica travel, costarica, hotel operator, online travel agency, ota, Tourism, Travel
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Bad Weather Cause Of Drop In Banana and Pineapple Exports

Posted on: May 26 2015 - 1:11pm | Comments Off on Bad Weather Cause Of Drop In Banana and Pineapple Exports
In: banana, Caribbean, Costa Rica News, costarica, Economy, exports, layoffs, News, northern zone, pineapple, PROCOMER
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Pineapple Farmer Stands Among His Pineapple Fields, Costa Rica

Pineapple farmer looks over rows of pineapple plants, with Poas Volcano looms in the background. Costa Rica is one of the worlds largest exporters of pineapples. Photo: http://anthonyjohncoletti.photoshelter.com (QCOSTARICA) — The gross volume of banana exports fell 13%, while pineapple exports are down 15% in the first trimester of the year compared to the same period in 2014. The decline reflected in the data provided by the Promotora del Comercio Exterior (Procomer) – Costa Rica’s Foreign Trade Promoter, is due to the impact of erratic weather in the northern zone and Caribbean, according to producers. According to the Procomer website, foreign sales of bananas was 631.753 tonnes in the first four months of this year, compared to...

Walmart Announces It Will Be Investing US$100 Million Dollars in Costa Rica This Year

Posted on: May 26 2015 - 1:11pm | Comments Off on Walmart Announces It Will Be Investing US$100 Million Dollars in Costa Rica This Year
In: costa rica, Costa Rica News, costarica, Economy, employment, News, stores, walmart
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(QCOSTARICA) — Walmart Mexico and Central America announced that it will be investing US$100 million dollars in Costa Rica this year, that includes the opening of eight stores and remodeling and purchase of equipment...

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Are You A “Fofisano”?

(TICOBULL) – “Fofisano” is the Spanish term for “Dad Bod”, a new male tendency growing (no pun indented) in the social networks, burning up with images of men with a “nice balance between a beer gut and working out.” The Business Insider says, Science proves that the trendy ‘Dad bod’ that girls are going crazy over is for real. “Girls might fantasize...

Posted on: May 26 2015 - 1:11pm | Comments Off on Are You A “Fofisano”?
In: badbod, Blogs, costa rica, Costa Rica News, costarica, Culture, fofisano, Inside Costa Rica, Rico's TICO BULL
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