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Task is urgent: Costa Rica's economy has to get back on track

Monday, April 22, 2019

A jump start for the Costa Rican economy and a boost in jobs are the main targets facing President Carlos Alvarado as he begins the second year of his term, according to business leaders who have given him a mixed reception since his 2018 election.

Infrastructure has to be improved and a reduction in red tape are needed to provide a new impulse for the nation's economy. More control over public spending is vital, because many institutions appear to be unaware of the problems that are facing the nation, business leaders say, La República reports in Spanish.