Creation of jobs and added value in port cities

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Photo -R-Rios_tailleOKThe employment variable depends on others, such as education, direct foreign investment, the opening of markets and even the national development model adopted by the country. This presentation will review recent experience in the province of Limón and its ports, considering these variables and certain significant socio-cultural aspects which, in the context of high expectations for investment and the transformation of the economy, projects the conversion of the Caribbean region of Costa Rica into a centre of logistical development and international trade, while at the same time strengthening relations with other countries right across the Caribbean.

Doctor en Sociología por la Universidad Libre de Berlín (Freie Universität Berlin), Alemania.
Coordinador del Programa Integral de Investigación para el Desarrollo de las Ciudades Portuarias –PROCIP, de la Universidad Estatal a Distancia de Costa Rica.
Tiene diversas publicaciones y ha realizado investigaciones sobre desarrollo económico y social de las ciudades portuarias de Costa Rica, especialmente en el Caribe.
Es profesor en el Doctorado Latinoamericano en Educación de la UNED, y profesor de sociología en la Universidad de Costa Rica.

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