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Costa Rican bridges vulnerable to earthquakes

Karla Arias Alvarado - September 1, 2011

In 1991, Costa Rica suffered its strongest earthquake to date. It was a sunny and calm April afternoon when the earth started to shake. Panic ensued, and…

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Public Transportation Minister: ‘Platina Bridge a failure’

Karla Arias Alvarado - August 12, 2011

Public Transportation Minister Francisco Jiménez admitted in a press conference Wednesday all the work that has been done to repair the “Platina Bridge” over the Virilla River,…

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‘La Platina’ bridge head loses job

Tico Times - August 12, 2011

María Ramírez, who’s in charge of bridges for the Public Works and Transportation Ministry (MOPT), lost her job after failing to solve the problem of the much-maligned…

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Official in charge of infamous ‘La Platina’ bridge loses job

Tico Times - August 10, 2011

María Ramírez, who is in charge of bridges for the Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT), lost her job after failing to solve the problem of the…

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Costa Rican vehicle restrictions return Monday

Adam Williams - July 15, 2011

Vehicle restrictions will go back into effect Monday after a two-week break during mid-year vacations. Beginning Monday, drivers with license plate numbers that end in 1 or…

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Is Guanacaste medical tourism’s next hot spot?

The Tico Times - May 6, 2011

Medical tourism companies, doctors, hotel managers and tour operators piled into the Hotel Ramada Plaza Herradura for two days, touting Latin America’s medical tourism benefits from the…

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New all-day vehicle restrictions begin Monday

Tico Times - May 2, 2011

The Ministry of Public Works and Transportation (MOPT) its new extended vehicular restriction hours Monday. Restrictions will be enforced from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., instead of…

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Rates going up for Costa Rica taxis

Debbie Martínez - April 27, 2011

Taxi fares will go up from ₡530 to ₡550 for Costa Rica's licensed red taxis and from ₡785 to ₡810 for Juan Santamaria airport taxis, according to…

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Carpools benefit from new vehicle restrictions

Tico Times - April 14, 2011

The Ministry of Public Works and Transportation (MOPT) announced this week that vehicle restrictions will be enforced from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the week beginning…

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What to do if you’re robbed in Costa Rica

Allen Dickinson - April 8, 2011

Last week, I told you about a friend of mine who had the unfortunate experience of being robbed in his apartment after living here for only two…