When Investing is a Joke

Knowing how to laugh at yourself is a virtue that every entrepreneur in Costa Rica should have, even though it might all end in tears.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

This is what Alfonso Carro does in his article on Crhoy.com: laugh at himself, at the same time bringing to light the helplessness felt in light of the deteriorating conditions for investment in an economy such as Costa Rica, which was once number one in Central America.

"... I have decided to invest in Costa Rica no matter what the major newspapers in the country say or what is said by companies who are currently operating in the country through their main trade associations. "

"... I think I've covered all sides; my analysis of the pros and cons has confirmed it to me, without a doubt, I have chosen well the country where I want to invest. Pura vida, Costa Rica! I'm heading over there quick footed! "

See full article (In Spanish)

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