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MIF approves $3 million for private sector projects in youth entrepreneurship, and small businesses

The Multilateral Investment Fund announced the approval of $3 million in grants to promote private sector projects to promote youth entrepreneurship, small business, and foreign investment.

IDB approves $65 million to Costa Rica to finance regularization of the land cadastre and registry

The Inter-American Development Bank today announced the approval of a $65 million loan to Costa Rica to develop a more secure and modern system of land property rights registration and administration.

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Oscar Arías to speak at Inter-American Development Bank on November 21

Former Costa Rican President and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Oscar Arias will speak at the Inter-American Development Bank on Nov. 21 in a lecture that is one of a series sponsored by the Bank to examine the challenges to economic and social development in the 21st Century.

FONTAGRO provides $250,000 grant for tropical research to Centro Agronómico de Investigación y Enseñanza

Representatives of the Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the Centro Agronómico de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE), met to sign an agreement providing for a US$250,000 grant for research into producing a medicinal plant, Smilax spp., on a sustainable commercial basis in Central America.

Costa Rica brews a new blend of java

Costa rica, a nation once famous for its coffee and banana exports, is convinced that information technology will be the king of cash crops in the next century. Proof of how strongly it believes in..

A boost for software firms

On June 2, the Multilateral Investment Fund's board approved a $1.5 million grant for a program designed to bolster Costa Rica's fledgling software industry, the first operation of this nature backed.

Technology center named for astronaut

Costa Rica has taken another step into a future of microprocessors and modems with the December 1 inauguration of its new National Center for High Technology in San José.

Flower farmer turns millionaire

Every woman who stops at "El Gran Parqueo" Restaurant, which opened in March near Naranjo, Costa Rica, gets a bouquet of red roses courtesy of owner Tobías Chaves Rojas. "The ladies leave...

A high-technology incubator

When Intel Corporation announced that it had selected Costa Rica as the site of a new $300 million microprocessor plant last November, many observers thought the Central American country....

The gritty reality of microenterprise

The theory and practice of microenterprise came face-to-face in Costa Rica last month at a seminar co-sponsored by the IDB and the United States Agency....

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