The Costa Rican Ambassador to India was in Kolkata, Bengal this past Saturday. Along with eight other ambassadors from Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil, El Salvador, Panama, Ecuador, Chile, and Peru. The Ambassador expressed interest in investing in the Indian state. Most of the investment talk from the nine Latin American countries was about Bengal’s Information Technology, Tourism and Food Processing markets.
There are also plans of organizing a multi-cultural Latin American Festival, focusing on Central and South America, this November in Kolkata. There would be food, music and culture throughout a ten day event highlighting the many sights, sounds, and tastes of Latin America.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also requested of the Latin America ambassadors to arrange exhibition soccer matches between Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina, Costa Rica and Brazil during the festivities, leading into the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Economically, one country investing in another country is a great sign of its growth. If this holds true, it may mean that Costa Rica is taking steps forward in the global market and making the economic advancements needed to emerge from the 3rd world. Perhaps outsourcing Call Center overflow from Costa Rica to infrastructure in Kolkata was part of the discussions, time will tell, and The Costa Rica Star will report on this as we know more.