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Protest, or normal San José traffic? Who can tell?
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Protest, or normal San José traffic? Who can tell?

The Tico Times - September 18, 2017

National Federation of Public Transport union members took to the streets of San José on Sept. 18 to protest a proposed public transport reform. The tried-and-true protest technique,…

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Costa Rican, U.S. citizen die after small plane crash in Pavas

The Tico Times - September 5, 2017

A Costa Rican woman and a U.S. man have died from the injuries they sustained when a small plane crashed in San José early Tuesday morning, according to the…

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…

UPDATED: Costa Rica soon to unveil its first hydrogen-powered bus
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Costa Rica
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UPDATED: Costa Rica soon to unveil its first hydrogen-powered bus

Marco Sibaja / AFP - May 11, 2017

Costa Rica is close to launching its first hydrogen-fueled bus, a prototype that could usher in a new, clean transportation system that reduces the import of hydrocarbons.…

Amid Holy Week traffic, four highways temporarily waive toll fees
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Costa Rica
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Amid Holy Week traffic, four highways temporarily waive toll fees

L. Arias - April 12, 2017

Toll stations at four of the main highways connecting San José with other provinces will stop collecting tolls at noon on Thursday and will resume at 6 a.m.…

Winter Storm Stella causes flight cancellations between New York-Costa Rica
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Winter Storm Stella causes flight cancellations between New York-Costa Rica

L. Arias - March 14, 2017

Rain, snow, sleet and rain from Winter Storm Stella hitting the East Coast of the U.S. caused the cancellation of five flights between Costa Rica and New York…

Supreme Court ruling on taxi law could restart fines against Uber drivers
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Supreme Court ruling on taxi law could restart fines against Uber drivers

L. Arias - February 22, 2017

The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, dismissed a complaint challenging the constitutionality of Law #8955, which regulates the operation of taxis in Costa Rica.…

Lawmaker proposes suspending permits of motorists who crash into trains
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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…

Air Canada passengers delayed for 32 hours in Costa Rica, including nine on runway
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Air Canada passengers delayed for 32 hours in Costa Rica, including nine on runway

The Tico Times - January 10, 2017

Canada's CBC News reported today that an Air Canada flight had been delayed for 32 hours at Costa Rica's Juan Santamaría International Airport – not because of inclement…

Guanacaste airport expansion set to begin in January
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Guanacaste airport expansion set to begin in January

L. Arias - December 14, 2016

Works to expand and improve Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR), in Liberia, Guanacaste will begin next month, Casa Presidencial confirmed in a  statement. Airport administrator Corporación…