Postal service gets increase to ease its mounting deficit

Correos de Costa Rica, the postal service, delivered 1.9 percent fewer letters and packages each year from 2010 through 2012, and it also registered a 22 percent estimated deficit for this year.

So the agency sought and received  an 11 percent increase in rates from the Autoridad Reguladora de Servicios Públicos. The agency said that with the new rates, the postal service would have a 2.2 percent profit.

New postal rates range from 360 colons to 1,410 colons for service inside Costa Rica. The price depends on the weight. International postage is from 365 colons to 2,379 colons, the agency said.

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