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Costa Rica’s Foreign Minister Contends for Role as Chief of WTO

BY STAFF REPORT Costa Rica’s Foreign Trade Minister Anabel González has been named as a candidate for the post of WTO (World Trade Organization) Director General. If elected, González would assume office by the end of this year, replacing Frenchman ...

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Convergys Opens Fourth Contact Center in Costa Rica

Convergys Opens Fourth Contact Center in Costa Rica

Convergys Corporation is seeking to hire as many as 500 people in San Jose, Costa Rica, where the global BPO provider has opened its fourth contact center. The new facility is located on Boulevard de Rohrmoser in San Jose. Convergys ...

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Costa Rica’s Free Trade Zones Not Looking So “Free” After All

Costa Rica’s Free Trade Zones Not Looking So “Free” After All

By Luke BujarskiCosta Rica’s system of free trade zones may not be “free” for much longer, if a controversial tax on products and services exporters gets bundled into the government’s latest deficit reduction plan. While local authorities, including President Laura ...

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Costa Rica Caught in the Crosshairs of the Drug War

Source: Global Post The slogan is included on all government communiques, per order of the president: “Construimos un pais seguro,” or “We’re building a secure country.” But Costa Ricans are losing faith that security can be restored. Economic woes used ...

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Chinchilla and CINDE Focus on Courting Investors in New York City

Chinchilla and CINDE Focus on Courting Investors in New York City

By Luke Bujarski  Before heading over to the UN General Assembly, President of Costa Rica Laura Chinchilla took the morning to engage investors at the Four Seasons Hotel in New York City. In addressing those lining up for a closer ...

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Costa Rica President: Increasing U.S. Investment Means Eliminating Red Tape

In an Exclusive Video Interview, President Laura Chinchilla Looks to Accelerate Investment by Reducing Bureaucratic Barriers and Educating More Engineers San Jose, Costa Rica (PRWEB) July 22, 2010 — President Laura Chinchilla Miranda identified the three most important steps she ...

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Does Laura have a Lock on the Costa Rica Presidency?

SOURCE: REUTERS A protege of outgoing President Oscar Arias could be elected Costa Rica’s first woman head of state on Sunday, though a conservative rival has upped his challenge ahead of the election. Opinion polls show ruling party centrist Laura ...

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