Costa Rica Statistics: 4,048,302 Internet users as of June, 2014; 84.7% of the population 1, 964,280 Facebook users on Dec. 31, 2012, 41.3% penetration rate. http://www.internetworldstats.com/central.htm
President places his bet on creating entrepreneurs
The central government seems to be putting heavy emphasis on entrepreneurship to boost the national economy.
Two weeks ago President Luis Guillermo Solís decreed a new policy of entrepreneurship which seeks to promote the creation of new businesses. In announcing the plan, Solís said that the decree and the restructured Banca para el Desarrollo are two tools for creating small- and medium-sized new enterprises and quality employment. http://www.amcostarica.com
Costa Rica’s banks boost security measures ahead of holiday frenzy
The Costa Rican Banking Association (ABC) this week launched a security operation coordinated with Judicial Investigation Police agents and National Police officers, with the goal of reducing theft and fraud that usually spike beginning on Black Friday weekend. The start of Costa Rica’s Christmas bonus payments, or aguinaldos, also brings an increase in crime each year.http://www.ticotimes.net/2014/11/28/costa-ricas-banks-boost-security-measures-ahead-of-holiday-frenzy
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