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Costa Rica


December 2020

TRACKING TRENDS - Weekly Report - 03 December 2020 (WR-20-48)
In brief: FDI to Central America falls in 2019 - LatinNews Daily - 03 December 2020
In brief: CAF approves new funds for Costa Rica to tackle pandemic - LatinNews Daily - 02 December 2020

November 2020

Central America demands ‘climate justice’ as hurricane season hits - Security & Strategic Review - December 2020
In brief: Costa Rica approves reduced budget - LatinNews Daily - 27 November 2020
COSTA RICA: Fiscal problems worsen - Economy & Business - November 2020
In brief: Unemployment improves but remains high in Costa Rica - LatinNews Daily - 06 November 2020
What will US election result mean for Latin America? - Weekly Report - 05 November 2020 (WR-20-44)
COSTA RICA: Foreign tourists welcomed back to buoy economy - LatinNews Daily - 03 November 2020
COSTA RICA: Alvarado vetoes contentious trawling bill - LatinNews Daily - 02 November 2020

October 2020

COSTA RICA: Shrimp-trawling bill proves contentious - LatinNews Daily - 23 October 2020
COSTA RICA: Multisectoral dialogue fails to get off the ground - Weekly Report - 22 October 2020 (WR-20-42)
In brief: Costa Rica’s Alvarado receives budget setback - LatinNews Daily - 21 October 2020
COSTA RICA: Alvarado seeks to recover initiative - Weekly Report - 15 October 2020 (WR-20-41)
COSTA RICA: Alvarado hails further agreements to lift blockades - LatinNews Daily - 15 October 2020
COSTA RICA: Protests turn violent in San José - LatinNews Daily - 13 October 2020
In brief: Costa Rica registers slight improvement in unemployment - LatinNews Daily - 09 October 2020
COSTA RICA: Protest leader calls for end to blockades - LatinNews Daily - 09 October 2020
COSTA RICA: Protests push Alvarado on the ropes - Weekly Report - 08 October 2020 (WR-20-40)
COSTA RICA: Alvarado calls for blockades to be lifted - LatinNews Daily - 08 October 2020
COSTA RICA: Alvarado suspends IMF talks amid protests - LatinNews Daily - 05 October 2020
COSTA RICA: Raids expose illegal gold mining network - Security & Strategic Review - October 2020
REGION: Using the pandemic to roll back freedom of expression - Security & Strategic Review - October 2020
COSTA RICA: Alvarado faces nationwide protest - LatinNews Daily - 01 October 2020

September 2020

In brief: Consumer confidence slumps in Costa Rica - LatinNews Daily - 25 September 2020
COSTA RICA: Déjà-vu as Alvarado unveils proposal for further tax rises - Weekly Report - 24 September 2020 (WR-20-38)
COSTA RICA: Gov’t unveils proposal to secure IMF assistance - LatinNews Daily - 18 September 2020
CENTRAL AMERICA: Four Central American nations buck negative regional trade trend - Economy & Business - September 2020
In brief: Costa Rica’s economic activity continues to slump - LatinNews Daily - 16 September 2020
In brief: New US loans announced for Costa Rica - LatinNews Daily - 14 September 2020
In brief: Unemployment continues to rise in Costa Rica - LatinNews Daily - 11 September 2020
In brief: Costa Rica’s central bank announces new credit facility - LatinNews Daily - 04 September 2020
In brief: Costa Rica requests more IMF assistance - LatinNews Daily - 01 September 2020

August 2020

In brief: Costa Rica’s Alvarado hails approval of IMF loan - LatinNews Daily - 28 August 2020
In brief: Regional forum calls for structural changes to mitigate pandemic impact - LatinNews Daily - 21 August 2020
COSTA RICA: Alvarado launches dialogue process - Weekly Report - 13 August 2020 (WR-20-32)
Worrying times for agriculture in Central America - Economy & Business - August 2020
COSTA RICA: Investigation launched into Alvarado - LatinNews Daily - 12 August 2020
In brief: Business lobby urges resolution to Panama-Costa Rica trade spat - LatinNews Daily - 11 August 2020
COSTA RICA: Alvarado warns of gov’t liquidity crisis - LatinNews Daily - 07 August 2020

July 2020

COSTA RICA: Alvarado unveils plan for staggered reopening of economy - LatinNews Daily - 30 July 2020
COSTA RICA: Alvarado under pressure as protests grow - LatinNews Daily - 28 July 2020
In brief: BCIE approves new loan for Costa Rica - LatinNews Daily - 24 July 2020
COSTA RICA: Unions stage protest over gov’t response to pandemic - LatinNews Daily - 24 July 2020
COSTA RICA: Alvarado announces ‘historic’ spending cut - Weekly Report - 23 July 2020 (WR-20-29)
In brief: OECD warns of pandemic impact on Costa Rica’s economy - LatinNews Daily - 16 July 2020
CENTRAL AMERICA: Costa Rica border restrictions throw regional trade into doubt - Economy & Business - July 2020
CENTRAL AMERICA: Northern Triangle remittance inflows suffer sharp fall - Economy & Business - July 2020
In brief: Costa Rica’s gov’t unveils bill to cut spending - LatinNews Daily - 14 July 2020
In brief: Costa Rica’s Q1 GDP registers poor growth - LatinNews Daily - 08 July 2020
REGION: Prison systems helpless before pandemic - Security & Strategic Review - July 2020
COSTA RICA: Gov’t forced to reintroduce restrictions - LatinNews Daily - 02 July 2020

June 2020

In brief: Costa Rica and Honduras suspend economic reopening - LatinNews Daily - 22 June 2020
ECONOMIC HIGHLIGHTS - Economy & Business - June 2020
CENTRAL AMERICA: Fiscal pressures intensify due to coronavirus pandemic - Economy & Business - June 2020
In brief: Unemployment rises in Costa Rica - LatinNews Daily - 19 June 2020
In brief: S&P downgrades Costa Rica - LatinNews Daily - 10 June 2020
TRACKING TRENDS - Weekly Report - 04 June 2020 (WR-20-22)
COSTA RICA: Key minister resigns - Weekly Report - 04 June 2020 (WR-20-22)
In brief: Costa Rica announces reopening of border with Nicaragua - LatinNews Daily - 1 June 2020

May 2020

COSTA RICA-REGION: Concessions offered in truckers dispute - LatinNews Daily - 29 May 2020
COSTA RICA-REGION: Border closure tests integration - Weekly Report - 28 May 2020 (WR-20-21)
COSTA RICA: Border restrictions dispute rumbles on - LatinNews Daily - 26 May 2020
In brief: Icefi warns of drop in tax take for Central America - LatinNews Daily - 22 May 2020
TRACKING TRENDS - Weekly Report - 21 May 2020 (WR-20-20)
ECONOMIC HIGHLIGHTS - Economy & Business - May 2020
CENTRAL AMERICA: Tourism industry lobbies for gov’t support - Economy & Business - May 2020
COSTA RICA-PANAMA: Deal struck over truck drivers - LatinNews Daily - 21 May 2020
In brief: Export lobbies warn of impact of Costa Rica cargo restrictions - LatinNews Daily - 20 May 2020
COSTA RICA: Border restrictions spark regional spat - LatinNews Daily - 19 May 2020
In brief: Further easing of lockdown in Costa Rica - LatinNews Daily - 18 May 2020
COSTA RICA-NICARAGUA: PAHO urged to evaluate situation in Nicaragua - LatinNews Daily - 15 May 2020
In brief: First signs of pandemic impact on Costa Rica’s economic activity - LatinNews Daily - 14 May 2020
In brief: Warning of pandemic impact on Central American businesses - LatinNews Daily - 13 May 2020
In brief: Fitch downgrades Costa Rica - LatinNews Daily - 11 May 2020
COSTA RICA: Alvarado marks midway point - Weekly Report - 07 May 2020 (WR-20-18)
COSTA RICA: Private sector demands reactivation plan - LatinNews Daily - 06 May 2020
REGION: Pandemic reignites corruption concerns - Security & Strategic Review - May 2020
In brief: Costa Rica’s Alvarado warns of rising fiscal deficit - LatinNews Daily - 05 May 2020

April 2020

In brief: IMF approves new funds for Costa Rica - LatinNews Daily - 30 April 2020
In brief: Icefi warns of coronavirus impact on Central America - LatinNews Daily - 29 April 2020
In brief: Costa Rica to begin reopening economy - LatinNews Daily - 28 April 2020
In brief: Costa Rica’s central bank cuts growth forecast - LatinNews Daily - 27 April 2020
CENTRAL AMERICA: Coronavirus highlights need to reform labour markets - Economy & Business - April 2020
COSTA RICA-REGION: Tourism sector declares state of emergency - Weekly Report - 02 April 2020 (WR-20-13)

March 2020

In brief: BCIE announces more funds for Central America to fight Covid-19 - LatinNews Daily - 27 March 2020
In brief: Costa Rica’s tourism sector declares state of calamity - LatinNews Daily - 26 March 2020
In brief: Costa Rica approves CAF loan to address Covid-19 effects - LatinNews Daily - 25 March 2020
ECONOMIC HIGHLIGHTS - Economy & Business - March 2020
In brief: BCIE authorises unprecedented aid to fight Covid-19 - LatinNews Daily - 17 March 2020
In brief: Sica governments call to release emergency funds - LatinNews Daily - 13 March 2020
TRACKING TRENDS - Weekly Report - 12 March 2020 (WR-20-10)
In brief: Costa Rica passes key OECD bribery appraisal - LatinNews Daily - 12 March 2020
In brief: Costa Rica raises public health alert over Covid-19 - LatinNews Daily - 09 March 2020
COSTA RICA: Heads roll over data collection scandal - LatinNews Daily - 05 March 2020

February 2020

In brief: IMF warns on Costa Rica’s fiscal deficit - LatinNews Daily - 28 February 2020
COSTA RICA: Gov’t under pressure over indigenous violence - LatinNews Daily - 26 February 2020
In brief: Costa Rica claims progress in decarbonisation plan - LatinNews Daily - 25 February 2020
The new face of China's chequebook diplomacy in Central America - Economy & Business - February 2020
COSTA RICA: Seeking to plug the gap - Weekly Report - 20 February 2020 (WR-20-07)
In brief: Costa Rica claims unprecedented drug haul - LatinNews Daily - 17 February 2020
In brief: Costa Rica to begin exporting pork to China - LatinNews Daily - 13 February 2020
In brief: Moody’s downgrades Costa Rica - LatinNews Daily - 11 February 2020
In brief: Latest unemployment figures released in Costa Rica - LatinNews Daily - 07 February 2020
COSTA RICA: Alvarado claims further security progress - Security & Strategic Review - February 2020
COSTA RICA: Elections expose frustration with national parties - Weekly Report - 6 February 2020 (WR-20-05)
COSTA RICA: Local parties triumph in municipal election - LatinNews Daily - 03 February 2020

January 2020

In brief: Costa Rica’s central bank makes 2020 growth projection - LatinNews Daily - 31 January 2020
Alvarado looking for electoral boost in Costa Rica - Weekly Report - 30 January 2020 (WR-20-04)
COSTA RICA: Latest fiscal deficit figures highlight challenges for gov’t - LatinNews Daily - 30 January 2020
Pompeo tours the region - LatinNews Daily - 27 January 2020
REGION: Ambitious plans for Central American integration - Economy & Business - January 2020
In brief: Costa Rica’s Alvarado sanctions law limiting the right to strike - LatinNews Daily - 21 January 2020
In brief: Latest inflation figures in Costa Rica released - LatinNews Daily - 15 January 2020
REGION: The ongoing struggle against femicide in Central America - Security & Strategic Review - January 2020