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ONU HAS APPROVED E-GOVERNMENT.

ONU HAS APPROVED E-GOVERNMENT.

With the annual evaluation conducted by The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), Costa Rica showed significant progress in e-government indicators in 2012. Share on Facebook

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ONLINE TOOL FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY PROGRAMS.

ONLINE TOOL FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY PROGRAMS.

Costa Rican companies can now implement environmental and community initiatives, among others. With the new initiative of the Center for Technology and Industrial Management (CEGESTI) announced new guidelines in digital book format or PDF on how to implement corporate social responsibility programs in accordance with ISO 26000:2010. Share on Facebook

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DREAM OF MEGA CHINA TRADE ZONE IN COSTA RICA.

DREAM OF MEGA CHINA TRADE ZONE IN COSTA RICA.

The president of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla, while visiting one of the largest industrial parks in China, Suzhou, showed interest in the Chinese experience, which can help create a similar area, who specializes in Chinese investment in the Costa Rican territory. The Suzhou Industrial Park in China – Singapore, founded […]

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PARADISE OF POETS.

PARADISE OF POETS.

The breathtaking scenery in San Ramon is one of the best kept secrets of Costa Rica. San Ramon Costa Rica, is a thriving and booming community in every regard, perfectly located on the Pan Am Highway (Inter-American), it´s only one hour drive from downtown San Jose, near the Arenal Volcano […]

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HOWLER MONKEYS OF GUANACASTE.

HOWLER MONKEYS OF GUANACASTE.

The Congos an icon of Costa Rican nature. The Howler Monkeys are without a doubt the favorite animals of residents and tourists of Costa Rica.  Being the tourism stars that they are, they offer the additional advantage of being easy to find due to their impressing howls. They are also […]

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In seven months growth in exports totaled $ 6.742 million.

In seven months growth in exports totaled $ 6.742 million.

Export sales of Costa Rican products reached $ 6,742 million during the first seven months of the year, which means an increase of 10% over the same period of 2011. The International Trade Office (PROCOMER), provided the overall results which shows a boost in the agricultural, livestock and fisheries, and […]

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THE TICO VERBS (part IV of THE SECRET WORDS TO COMMUNICATE IN COSTA RICA)

THE TICO VERBS (part IV of THE SECRET WORDS TO COMMUNICATE IN COSTA RICA)

There are several “new verbs” to be learned in Costa Rica even by those who are already fluent in Spanish. Socar : Could mean ‘to tighten up’ or ‘to hurry up’, depending on context. Share on Facebook

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“AHORITA”…. A MAGICAL WORD(part III of THE SECRET WORDS TO COMMUNICATE IN COSTA RICA)

“AHORITA”…. A MAGICAL WORD(part III of THE SECRET WORDS TO COMMUNICATE IN COSTA RICA)

This diminutive of “ahora” (in English “now”) is a key word used in everyday life in Costa Rica. Curiously, it could mean “right now” or it could mean “in a moment” which could range from a few minutes to several hours later. This is a measure of time that does […]

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ASKING DIRECTIONS IN COSTA RICA (part II of THE SECRET WORDS TO COMMUNICATE IN COSTA RICA)

ASKING DIRECTIONS IN COSTA RICA (part II of THE SECRET WORDS TO COMMUNICATE IN COSTA RICA)

Directions in Costa Rica are pretty hard, since most of the streets are not named and most houses are not numbered.   Due to this, directions are usually given using distance in meters from one point of reference to another. For instance, typical Tico directions sound something like this: Share on […]

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THE SECRET WORDS TO COMMUNICATE IN COSTA RICA.

THE SECRET WORDS TO COMMUNICATE IN COSTA RICA.

One of the tasks that await us when we visit a new country is familiarizing ourselves with the expressions and nuances of the particular language of the area and Costa Rica is no exception. The “Tico” Spanish is rich in variations and unique expressions well worth learning.   Pura Vida! […]

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