Bolívar Insurance Begins Operations in Costa Rica

The insurance company has set up a Costa Rican subsidiary company to enable it to begin operations in October.

Monday, August 2, 2010


The company already has the required permissions from the Costa Rican authorities and will compete in general and life-insurance policies.

Jorge Enrique Uribe, president of Bolívar Insurance, indicated that the new company will have completely independent assets from Colombia.

"Colombian companies and institutions continue seeing good business opportunities in Central America," comments

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