Costa Rica is best for business
Ranked 48th globally, Costa Rica is the best country in Central America in which to invest in 2019, says Forbes.
Panama is second is in 75th position, while a political crisis puts Nicaragua in last place.
Globally, the United Kingdom is the best country for investment, while the Central African Republic is last.
Forbes ranked 161 nations based on 15 factors such as property rights, innovation, taxes and technology, among others (numbers in brackets indicate global position of each country).
1 Costa Rica (48)
2 Panama (75)
3 Guatemala (97)
4 El Salvador (101)
5 Honduras (120)
6 Nicaragua (135)