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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....

Wedding bells ring up sales

Although Glenda Sandoval Rodríguez is accustomed to receiving compliments for her work, she never imagined that the accolades would one day come from the first lady of the United States...

Extending rural education in Costa Rica

$7 million from the Fund for Special Operations to improve public investment programming and preinvestment management at the departmental and municipal levels.

Sweet ambition

María de los Angeles Retana Gentillini has big plans for her small-scale confectionary business in a suburb of San José, Costa Rica.The 45-year-old homemaker and mother of five started...

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