Costa Rica Coffee Guide

20 People Die During Panama’s Carnaval

February 27, 2004

PANAMA (AFP) – This year’s Carnaval had claimed 20 lives by the close of five days of festivities Wednesday.

Panamanian police and the Red Cross reported that nine people died in automobile accidents, six were murdered, two drowned and two died of alcohol poisoning.

Also, an indigenous person committed suicide in the province of Chiriquí, 500 kilometers from the capital.

The deaths occurred despite the fact that authorities had mobilized 12,000 police officers and aid personnel to ensure order and safety during the celebrations.

 

You may be interested

Travel uncertainty cancels Costa Rica’s upcoming soccer friendly against Mexico
Costa Rica
3274 views
Costa Rica
3274 views

Travel uncertainty cancels Costa Rica’s upcoming soccer friendly against Mexico

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 22, 2020

The Costa Rican Football Federation (Fedefutbol) on Tuesday announced the cancellation of the men's national team's planned friendly match against…

Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Tuesday, September 22
Costa Rica
5463 views
Costa Rica
5463 views

Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Tuesday, September 22

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 22, 2020

Costa Rica announced 15 new coronavirus-related deaths over the last day for a total of 760, according to official data…

Costa Rica extends tourist visas until March 2021
Costa Rica
3347 views
Costa Rica
3347 views

Costa Rica extends tourist visas until March 2021

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 22, 2020

Costa Rica's Immigration Administration on Monday published a resolution which, among other items, extends the validity of tourist visas until…