MAN DRESSED AS SANTA CLAUS SELLS CERAMIC TILES
Costa Rican street vendor Bayardo Baltodano dons a Santa Claus suit to peddle ceramic tiles to motorists on one of the main roads in San Jose, December 10. Thousands of Costa Ricans are preparing to celebrate Christmas during increasingly difficult economic times. Unemployment has risen from 4.5% at the end of last year to 7% in the last period of 1997.
COSTA RICA UNEMPLOYMENT