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Uber drivers protest in San José
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Uber drivers protest in San José

AFP - August 30, 2018

Dozens of Uber drivers protested in Costa Rica on Tuesday and blocked traffic demanding the right to work. The protest came in the midst of police operations…

Solving Costa Rica’s traffic and pollution problem
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Op-Ed
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Solving Costa Rica’s traffic and pollution problem

Daphne Blanchard - July 16, 2018

The explosive growth of its gasoline-dependent transportation sector has caused an embarrassing stain on Costa Rica’s green reputation. While it touts 99 percent of its electricity as…

Traffic Police launches surveillance operation for mid-year school vacations
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Costa Rica
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Traffic Police launches surveillance operation for mid-year school vacations

L. Arias - June 30, 2017

Thousands of Costa Rican students begin their mid-year break this weekend, and for that reason the Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) and the Traffic Police will…

Demonstration, arts festival to complicate vehicle traffic in San José on Thursday
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Demonstration, arts festival to complicate vehicle traffic in San José on Thursday

L. Arias - June 28, 2017

People needing to go to San José on Thursday should take a very careful look at their route. A public workers' demonstration will take over downtown streets…

Travel Alert: Route 32 to Limón to close for two days this week
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Travel Alert: Route 32 to Limón to close for two days this week

L. Arias - May 31, 2017

Route 32, the main road connecting the capital, San José, with the Caribbean province of Limón, will close for six hours both on Thursday and Friday. The Public…

Cars, cars and more cars: Costa Rica’s worsening love affair
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Newsletter
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Cars, cars and more cars: Costa Rica’s worsening love affair

Alvaro Murillo - March 23, 2017

Recommended: Costa Rica, fake news and the 'Trump effect' - we are unprepared I love talking to Costa Rican friends who live abroad and come back from…

Lawmaker proposes suspending permits of motorists who crash into trains
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Lawmaker proposes suspending permits of motorists who crash into trains

L. Arias - February 14, 2017

Legislator Rafael Ortiz Fábrega submitted a draft bill aimed at sanctioning motorists who damage trains with the suspension of their drivers' licenses for a full year. The Christian Social Unity Party lawmaker proposed…

Costa Rica ranks as one of the world’s most dangerous countries for drivers
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica ranks as one of the world’s most dangerous countries for drivers

The Tico Times - December 16, 2016

If you feel like you're putting your life on the line every time you get behind the wheel in Costa Rica, now you've got some statistics to back…

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
Business
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Business
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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…

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