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Amazon Web Services opens new Costa Rica office
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Amazon Web Services opens new Costa Rica office

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 25, 2021

Amazon Web Services, a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc., on Thursday opened a new office in Costa Rica to support the growth of cloud computing in the country.…

Rule of law deteriorating in Nicaragua: UN rights chief
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Rule of law deteriorating in Nicaragua: UN rights chief

AFP - February 25, 2021

The rule of law is deteriorating in Nicaragua ahead of November's general elections, UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet warned Thursday, demanding swift reforms to ensure a free…

UN commends Costa Rica for decarbonization efforts
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UN commends Costa Rica for decarbonization efforts

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 25, 2021

António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on Thursday commended Costa Rica for its ongoing decarbonization efforts.  Thursday marked the second anniversary of the National Decarbonization Plan,…

Reminder: Costa Rica’s entry requirements during the coronavirus pandemic
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Reminder: Costa Rica’s entry requirements during the coronavirus pandemic

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 24, 2021

Since November 1, tourists from anywhere in the world can visit Costa Rica. Visitors can arrive to Costa Rica via a flight, sailboat or yacht. The land…

Costa Rica details March friendlies against Mexico, Bosnia-Herzegovina
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Costa Rica details March friendlies against Mexico, Bosnia-Herzegovina

The Tico Times - February 24, 2021

The Costa Rican men’s soccer team will face Bosnia-Herzegovina and Mexico in March friendlies, and the local federation has provided more details about the upcoming matches. La…

Costa Rica receives shipment of 92,400 more vaccines
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Costa Rica receives shipment of 92,400 more vaccines

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 24, 2021

Costa Rica received 92,430 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine on Tuesday night, the single-largest shipment delivered to the country, the Presidency reported. Costa Rica has now received more…

Costa Rica launches first electric bus route in San José
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Costa Rica launches first electric bus route in San José

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 23, 2021

Costa Rica on Tuesday launched its first electric bus service, marking the official start of a pilot plan that aims to electrify transportation throughout the capital. The…

Costa Rica to require vaccines for health workers, Health Ministry says
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Costa Rica to require vaccines for health workers, Health Ministry says

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 23, 2021

Costa Rica will require that some healthcare workers receive the coronavirus vaccine, the Health Ministry said Monday. "The National Vaccination and Epidemiology Commission approved the obligation to…

Costa Rica’s land borders will remain closed to tourists in March
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Costa Rica’s land borders will remain closed to tourists in March

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 22, 2021

Costa Rica's land borders will remain restricted until at least April, the Costa Rican Presidency says. The measures mean tourists cannot enter the country via a land…

Costa Rica to end weekend driving restrictions in March
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Costa Rica to end weekend driving restrictions in March

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 22, 2021

Costa Rica will end its weekend daytime driving restrictions starting in March. President Carlos Alvarado announced the news Monday via social media: "As of March 1, the…