Country wants to join group with black list

President Laura Chinchilla Miranda told an international financial organization that Costa Rica was ready to join, according to Casa Presidencial.

She was speaking in Paris, France, before the Organization for Co-operation and Economic Development. The organization says that its mission is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. However, it made Costa Rica nervous when it put the country on a black list as a tax haven in 2009.

Costa Rica has been working to change that by creating systems so that individual financial information here is more accessible to tax-collecting agencies around the world.

The president is on a two-week European tour. She visits Germany today.

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