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Public Works and Transport Minister Carlos Villalta resigns his post amid domestic violence complaint
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Public Works and Transport Minister Carlos Villalta resigns his post amid domestic violence complaint

L. Arias - June 12, 2017

President Luis Guillermo Solís asked Public Works and Transport Minister Carlos Villalta Villegas his resignation after various media outlets informed that Villalta’s wife had filed a legal…

President Solís pledges to repair road to Monteverde by next year
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President Solís pledges to repair road to Monteverde by next year

L. Arias - June 12, 2017

The long-awaited project to build an asphalt road to replace the current gravel road to Monteverde will begin today, President Luis Guillermo Solís confirmed during an inspection…

Repairs to sewers will close roads in downtown San José
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Repairs to sewers will close roads in downtown San José

L. Arias - March 30, 2017

Motorists and pedestrians prepare: Traffic jams in downtown San José could get worse starting next week. The Water and Sewers Institute (AyA) will close roads to repair and replace some…

La Platina bridge will partially reopen next week
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La Platina bridge will partially reopen next week

L. Arias - March 15, 2017

Vehicle passage on the bridge over the Virilla River on the General Cañas Highway — better known as La Platina — will partially open next week, the…

Construction to begin soon to curb heavy traffic on Circunvalación beltway
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Construction to begin soon to curb heavy traffic on Circunvalación beltway

L. Arias - September 8, 2016

President Luis Guillermo Solís took a tour Wednesday of construction projects around the San José metro area designed to ease the capital's ever-worsening traffic problems. The projects…

President Solís demands explanation for spike in traffic jams
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President Solís demands explanation for spike in traffic jams

L. Arias - June 15, 2016

President Luis Guillermo Solís says he's stumped by what, exactly, has been causing a recent increase in traffic jams. He says the problem goes beyond road capacity. “You could double…

Barrio Chino aims to be San José’s next big food spot
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Barrio Chino aims to be San José’s next big food spot

The Tico Times - May 23, 2016

Following the success of popular shopping and nightlife destinations Avenida Escazú to the west and Barrio Escalante's "La Luz" to the east, downtown San José's Barrio Chino is…

Costa Rica could have to pay compensation for failed oil refinery project
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Costa Rica could have to pay compensation for failed oil refinery project

The Tico Times - April 21, 2016

Costa Rica’s decision to pull out of a troubled $1 billion oil refinery joint venture with the Chinese National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) could end up costing the…

Government pledges to speed up construction of San Carlos highway
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Government pledges to speed up construction of San Carlos highway

L. Arias - December 10, 2015

Residents and business owners from Costa Rica’s northern zone met with President Luis Guillermo Solís Wednesday to ask him to move faster to build a new road to the region,…

Public Works minister defends government’s progress on infrastructure projects
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Public Works minister defends government’s progress on infrastructure projects

L. Arias - November 20, 2015

Public Works and Transport Minister Carlos Segnini Villalobos defended the government's progress on major infrastructure projects Thursday. Segnini took the hot seat before the Legislative Committee on…

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