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    Default Costa Rica broke

    Debt, unemployment, IMF bailout, all the usual stuff, and it started before covid. No wonder they opened up tourism without testing. Now they opened up a direct United flight to Los Angeles. Want some covid with your tourist dollars?

    But on the cheerful side, at least they have a black, female Vice President! A nation has to be pround of something.

    https://ticotimes.net/2020/12/17/cos...cial-situation

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    Default Re: Costa Rica broke

    Who wants to be "The Next Costa Rica" now?

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    Default Re: Costa Rica broke

    Quote Originally Posted by el duende grande View Post
    Debt, unemployment, IMF bailout, all the usual stuff, and it started before covid. No wonder they opened up tourism without testing. Now they opened up a direct United flight to Los Angeles. Want some covid with your tourist dollars?

    But on the cheerful side, at least they have a black, female Vice President! A nation has to be pround of something.

    https://ticotimes.net/2020/12/17/cos...cial-situation
    Have watched the Costa Rica mess last few yrs and is hard to understand, lot of Gringos there want out but no chance to sell.

    CR vice prez Epsy Campbell, a Costena, sure related to a few Nica Costenas, Commadante Lumberto Campbell and Ambassador Francisco Campbell.

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    Default Re: Costa Rica broke

    Well, be careful what you wish for, Ticos. You wanted to transition from 3rd World to Southern European and you almost did. Except you don't have Germany to bail you out.

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    Covid really screwed them. They were already having problems finding their social security net and then that endless necklace of planes carrying cash abruptly stopped.

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    By the way, Nic just borrowed money in keep inss afloat.

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