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President Alvarado signs controversial dual education law
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President Alvarado signs controversial dual education law

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 12, 2019

Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado signed into law on Thursday the Ley de Educación y Formación Dual (Law of Education and Dual Training), which will allow students to…

Costa Rica proposes new bill to regulate and tax Uber
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica proposes new bill to regulate and tax Uber

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 12, 2019

The Economic Affairs Committee of the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday introduced a new bill that seeks to regulate ride-sharing platforms such as Uber. The proposal "seeks to…

Hundreds of GAM traffic lights now run on solar power
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Hundreds of GAM traffic lights now run on solar power

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 11, 2019

Hundreds of traffic lights in Costa Rica's Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM) now run on clean energy. A press release from Casa Presidencial says that 80 of 132…

Celebrate Independence Day in Costa Rica with these events
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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Celebrate Independence Day in Costa Rica with these events

The Tico Times - September 11, 2019

On Sunday, Sept. 15, Costa Rica will celebrate 198 years of independence. The Culture Ministry (MCJ) has prepared a wide array of activities aimed at celebrating Costa…

DGAC touts tourism benefits of renovated Drake Bay airport
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DGAC touts tourism benefits of renovated Drake Bay airport

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 10, 2019

Costa Rica upgraded Drake Bay Airport last year, inaugurating in January 2019 a new runway, expanded apron and a modern passenger terminal. That investment is already showing…

Puma spotted in Escazú; here’s what to do if you see it
Conservation
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Conservation
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Puma spotted in Escazú; here’s what to do if you see it

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 10, 2019

The National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) says that residents of Escazú canton, west of San José, have reported seeing a puma near populated areas in recent…

Weather prompts yellow, green alerts throughout Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Weather prompts yellow, green alerts throughout Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 9, 2019

The National Emergency Commission (CNE) issued yellow and green alerts throughout much of Costa Rica on Monday due to heavy rains. "Yesterday's heavy rainfall, combined with the…

AirBnb to be taxed, regulated in Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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AirBnb to be taxed, regulated in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 9, 2019

A new law in Costa Rica will require non-traditional housing hosts who use platforms such as Airbnb to register with the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) and…

Costa Rica announces multi-million dollar investment to stimulate economy and jobs
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica announces multi-million dollar investment to stimulate economy and jobs

AFP and The Tico Times - September 7, 2019

The Costa Rican government announced on Friday a public investment of $9.526 billion dollars as part of a strategy to boost the economy and reduce high levels…

Costa Rica band to feature in London New Year’s Parade
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica band to feature in London New Year’s Parade

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 7, 2019

Big Ben, meet Pura Vida. The Band of Orotina will participate in England’s largest New Year’s Day Parade in London on January 1, 2021. The band will…

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