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Environmental efforts send Costa Rica to top of Human Development Index in Latin America
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Environmental efforts send Costa Rica to top of Human Development Index in Latin America

Marco SIBAJA / AFP - January 14, 2021

Costa Rica climbed in the Human Development Index (HDI) in 2020 after the UN for the first time incorporated criteria on environmental protection in its measurement, placing…

Costa Rica seeks path to legalize medical marijuana
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Costa Rica seeks path to legalize medical marijuana

Marco SIBAJA / AFP - December 8, 2020

Rodrigo Martín was told by oncologists in Costa Rica that the cancer in his head had metastasized and that he had six months to live. It was…

U.S. Southern Command delivers hygiene supplies to Costa Rica’s Education Ministry
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U.S. Southern Command delivers hygiene supplies to Costa Rica’s Education Ministry

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 24, 2020

The United States Southern Command delivered a significant donation of hygiene supplies to Costa Rica's Education Ministry (MEP) in a ceremony on Friday. The donation was arranged…

Nearly 20% of Costa Rican national produce doesn’t meet agrochemical guidelines, study finds
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Nearly 20% of Costa Rican national produce doesn’t meet agrochemical guidelines, study finds

The Tico Times - June 15, 2020

Nearly 65% of fruits and vegetables produced in Costa Rica contain residual traces of agrochemicals, a study from the Pesticide Department of the State Phytosanitary System found.…

Costa Rica’s public health care system facing financial strains
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Costa Rica’s public health care system facing financial strains

The Tico Times - April 24, 2020

Costa Rica’s Social Security System, which manages the country’s socialized health care, is facing significant financial strains. Mario Devandas, the director and workers' representative before the Social Security…

Costa Rica’s public health system welcomes first IVF baby
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Costa Rica’s public health system welcomes first IVF baby

The Tico Times - April 19, 2020

A baby girl named Isabel Lucía is the first baby born as the result of an In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) procedure in Costa Rica's public healthcare system.…

Costa Rica confirms four new coronavirus cases
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Costa Rica confirms four new coronavirus cases

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 7, 2020

The Health Ministry on Saturday night confirmed four new cases of the novel coronavirus in Costa Rica. The country now has five confirmed cases of the new…

More than 30% of teenagers in Costa Rica are overweight or obese: Ministry of Health
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More than 30% of teenagers in Costa Rica are overweight or obese: Ministry of Health

The Tico Times - February 5, 2020

More than 30% of teenagers in Costa Rica are considered overweight or obese, according to a study released by the Ministry of Health. The results are part…

Ministry of Health supporting initiative to ban the use of vaping devices in public spaces
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Ministry of Health supporting initiative to ban the use of vaping devices in public spaces

Monserrat Cordero Parra / Semanario Universidad - January 30, 2020

The Minister of Health, Daniel Salas, on Tuesday endorsed an initiative to ban the use of vaping devices in Costa Rica's public spaces. According to the Minister,…

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…