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Costa Rican companies visit U.S. to promote medical tourism services
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Costa Rican companies visit U.S. to promote medical tourism services

L. Arias - June 23, 2017

Private hospitals and medical services companies from Costa Rica showcased their services this week at the Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference & Exposition (SHRM 2017) in New…

MOPT: Half of San José’s traffic lights will be solar-powered by year’s end
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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MOPT: Half of San José’s traffic lights will be solar-powered by year’s end

L. Arias - June 22, 2017

The Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) is moving forward with its plan to replace traffic lights in the capital with solar-powered systems. The ministry will begin the third…

Video of President Solís swallowing a wasp continues to circle the globe
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Video of President Solís swallowing a wasp continues to circle the globe

L. Arias - June 21, 2017

Almost a week after the video of President Luis Guillermo Solís accidentally swallowing a wasp was seen around Costa Rica, the close encounter is still making a…

Costa Rica, Venezuela clash at OAS summit in Mexico
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica, Venezuela clash at OAS summit in Mexico

L. Arias - June 20, 2017

The foreign ministers of Costa Rica and Venezuela engaged in a verbal spat after delegates at the 47th General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) failed…

Health Ministry confirms sixth case of a baby born with Zika virus
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Health Ministry confirms sixth case of a baby born with Zika virus

L. Arias - June 15, 2017

Read more of our Zika coverage here. A woman in the province of Guanacaste gave birth to a baby girl infected with Zika, bringing the total number…

President Trump nominates Sharon Day as ambassador to Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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President Trump nominates Sharon Day as ambassador to Costa Rica

L. Arias - June 15, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump has nominated Sharon Day, a former Republican National Committee co-chair from Fort Lauderdale, to be his ambassador to Costa Rica. Day’s nomination is part of a…

UNESCO declares Costa Rica’s Savegre a Biosphere Reserve
Conservation
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Conservation
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UNESCO declares Costa Rica’s Savegre a Biosphere Reserve

L. Arias - June 15, 2017

UNESCO’s International Coordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere Programme, which is meeting this week in Paris, added Costa Rica's Savegre Reserve to its World Network…

Costa Rica’s regulatory agency will not block Uber
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Business
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Costa Rica’s regulatory agency will not block Uber

L. Arias - June 14, 2017

The ride-hailing app Uber will continue operating in Costa Rica, as both the Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) and the Public Transportation Council (CTP) have ruled out blocking…

Ombudsman’s Office opposes hikes in electricity rates for CNFL
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Business
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Ombudsman’s Office opposes hikes in electricity rates for CNFL

L. Arias - June 13, 2017

Officials from the Ombudsman's Office attended a public hearing at the Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) to voice their rejection of two hikes in electricity rates requested by…

Toucan dies after being shot with BB gun
animal abuse
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animal abuse
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Toucan dies after being shot with BB gun

L. Arias - June 12, 2017

Just one day after President Luis Guillermo Solís signed the new Animal Welfare Bill  into law, officials from the private refuge ZooAve confirmed the death of a toucan…

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