BY CHRONICLE STAFF
Local and foreign investors are optimistic about Costa Ricas future, in part due to the expected implementation of a free trade agreement with the United States (popularly known as CAFTA) and related laws that are opening up the economy to more competition.
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There is "a great deal of optimism" in the business community now that Costa Rica is well underway to complete its congressional approval of CAFTA, says Jaime Daremblum, the director of the Center for Latin American Studies at Washington, D.C.-based think tank Hudson Institute and a former Costa Rican ambassador to the United States.
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