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U.S. Secretary of State to visit Costa Rica next week
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U.S. Secretary of State to visit Costa Rica next week

AFP and The Tico Times - January 16, 2020

The head of US diplomacy, Mike Pompeo, will travel to Colombia, Costa Rica and Jamaica next week, the State Department said Thursday, in the seventh visit for…

Structural fire destroys at least 150 homes in Guararí, Heredia
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Structural fire destroys at least 150 homes in Guararí, Heredia

The Tico Times - January 16, 2020

A Wednesday morning fire in Guararí, Heredia, destroyed the homes of at least 530 people, according to Costa Rica's National Emergency Commission (CNE). Approximately 150 buildings were…

Costa Rican firefighters prepare for start of country’s wildfire season
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Costa Rican firefighters prepare for start of country’s wildfire season

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 15, 2020

Over the next several months, Costa Rica's firefighters will remain in a state of alert. Beginning Thursday, authorities from the country's National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC)…

Costa Rica’s Legislative Assembly votes to regulate strikes in response to country-wide protests
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Costa Rica’s Legislative Assembly votes to regulate strikes in response to country-wide protests

AFP and The Tico Times - January 15, 2020

The Costa Rican Congress approved Thursday in a first debate a bill that regulates the right to strike, while hundreds of public-sector workers protested in front of…

Finding the world’s happiest person
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Finding the world’s happiest person

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 14, 2020

National Geographic  once called me the world's happiest person. Well, not me, per se, but somebody else named Alejandro Zúñiga who also lives in Costa Rica. In the November…

SJO expects to handle nearly 3 million passengers during tourism high season
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SJO expects to handle nearly 3 million passengers during tourism high season

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 14, 2020

Juan Santamaría International Airport, Costa Rica's largest and most important international gateway, expects to handle nearly 3 million passengers during the 2019-20 tourism high season. According to…

Hospital México to double its surgical capacity with addition of new tower
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Hospital México to double its surgical capacity with addition of new tower

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 14, 2020

Hospital México, among the most important public health resources in Costa Rica, will double its surgical capacity by next year, according to Casa Presidencial. The hospital, located…

Costa Rica will face United States, Mexico in 2020 Olympics qualifying
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Costa Rica will face United States, Mexico in 2020 Olympics qualifying

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 10, 2020

The Costa Rican men's national soccer team will face a difficult road to the 2020 Olympics. La Sele was placed into a regional qualifying group alongside Mexico…

Inflation in Costa Rica closed in 2019 at 1.52%, below the official target
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Inflation in Costa Rica closed in 2019 at 1.52%, below the official target

AFP and The Tico Times - January 8, 2020

Inflation in Costa Rica reached 1.52% in 2019, below the 3% target set by the Central Bank, the official statistical agency said Wednesday. According to the National…

President of Costa Rica postpones trip to UAE due to tension in the Middle East
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President of Costa Rica postpones trip to UAE due to tension in the Middle East

AFP and The Tico Times - January 8, 2020

The president of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, announced on Wednesday the postponement of a trip he had planned to take next week to the United Arab Emirates…

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