Costa Rica. According to
COUNTRYAAH, during the course of the year, Costa Rica has
regulated its relations with neighboring countries with
regard to border demarcations. In June, an agreement was
reached with Nicaragua regarding shipping on the San Juan
River, an issue that has hindered the countries' cooperation
for two years. In October, Congress also ratified an
agreement on the maritime border with Colombia, six years
after its signing.
In the economic sphere, in March, after five years of
negotiations, Congress approved an end to the state monopoly
in electricity supply and telecommunications - a victory for
the government, but unions and students protested.
However, a proposal by Governor Eduardo Lizano to follow
Ecuador's example and "dollarize" the economy has been
received coolly by the government.