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Costa Rica introduces postal address system

Costa Rica has begun to reform its postal address system, which uses landmarks and directions instead of street names and numbers.

According to a study from the Inter-American Development Bank, the country loses an estimated $720m (£440m) a year in revenue associated with lost and undelivered mail.

The current system also causes problems for delivery workers, as Wendy Urquhart reports.

  • 06 Sep 2014
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