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Riteve due dates extended in response to pandemic-related closures
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Riteve due dates extended in response to pandemic-related closures

The Tico Times - July 16, 2020

Have a car with an expiring inspection sticker? You likely have another month to pass the annual checkup. The Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) announced Thursday…

President Carlos Alvarado reduces salary in the face of economic crisis
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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President Carlos Alvarado reduces salary in the face of economic crisis

AFP and The Tico Times - July 16, 2020

The President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, announced Thursday that he will reduce his salary by 15% in support of his government's proposal to cut the highest…

OECD urges Costa Rica to maintain fiscal discipline in recovery after pandemic
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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OECD urges Costa Rica to maintain fiscal discipline in recovery after pandemic

AFP and The Tico Times - July 16, 2020

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on Wednesday urged Costa Rica to maintain rigorous fiscal discipline as seeks economic recovery once it overcomes the COVID-19…

FIFA reveals official 2022 Qatar World Cup schedule
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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FIFA reveals official 2022 Qatar World Cup schedule

AFP - July 15, 2020

Qatar will kick off the 2022 Men's World Cup at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, organizers announced on Wednesday, as they revealed the schedule for…

Costa Rica passes law against racism and violence in stadiums
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica passes law against racism and violence in stadiums

AFP - July 15, 2020

Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly on Tuesday approved a law that punishes violence and manifestations of racism and xenophobia in sports venues. The Law Against Violence and Racism…

Costa Rica approves law punishing street sexual harassment with jail and fines
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica approves law punishing street sexual harassment with jail and fines

AFP and The Tico Times - July 14, 2020

Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly on Tuesday passed a law that criminalizes street sexual harassment and punishes it with prison terms and fines. The Legislative Assembly approved the…

Panama hospitals on verge of collapse as virus cases surge
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Latin America
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Panama hospitals on verge of collapse as virus cases surge

Juan José Rodríguez / AFP - July 14, 2020

Hospitals in Panama are on the brink of collapse as coronavirus cases spike in the Central American country worst hit by the pandemic, where doctors are already…

Several institutions suspend operations due to Orange Alert
Costa Rica
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Several institutions suspend operations due to Orange Alert

The Tico Times - July 14, 2020

Several Costa Rican institutions have reduced or suspended operations this week due to the Orange Alert that comprises the Greater Metropolitan Area (among other cantons). Below is…

News briefs: Health Ministry condemns those who don’t believe in pandemic
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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News briefs: Health Ministry condemns those who don’t believe in pandemic

The Tico Times - July 14, 2020

The coronavirus crisis has transformed life in Costa Rica, which has enacted measures to protect the capacity of its health system. Here's what you should know as…

Costa Rica is enforcing strict measures this week. Here’s what’s open
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica is enforcing strict measures this week. Here’s what’s open

The Tico Times - July 13, 2020

Costa Rica is enforcing strict measures throughout much of the country this week in order to better trace coronavirus outbreaks in the Greater Metropolitan Area. Here's what's…