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Moody’s warns Costa Rica could face downgrade if fiscal reform delayed

April 23rd, 2014 ( Ratings agency Moody’s is warning that Costa Rica could lose its current Baa3 credit rating should the new government of Luis Guillermo Solís delay fiscal reform until next year. The warning comes as part of Moody’s latest credit opinion on the country, published on April 15th. Costa Rica’s current ‘Baa3-negative’ rating


‘Potentially Dangerous’ Dog Breed Ownership Would be Strictly Regulated Under Proposed Law

The ownership of “potentially dangerous” dog breeds would be strictly regulation under a Bill introduced to the Commission on Environment of the Costa Rica Legislative Assembly by Rep. Ileana Brenes (PLN), on April 21, 2014, reports InsideCosta The Bill states : “[The people of Costa Rica] insist that measures be taken to ensure the


CustomerSpeak, formerly Datascension, closes shop; fires 500

April 14th, 2014 ( US-based CustomerSpeak, which provides multilingual data collection and contact center services, has closed down its facility in Mall San Pedro in San José, leaving 500 workers unemployed. CustomerSpeak’s Costa Rica operations were acquired from US-based Datascension in 2011, after Datascension reported a huge drop in revenues that year. CustomerSpeak stepped in

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