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‘Porteadores’ protests to clog streets of Costa Rica

The demonstrations by unlicensed cab drivers is expected to cause major delays and traffic jams throughout the country.

Driver suspected of killing Costa Rican worker arrested in U.S.

The worker was killed on Costa Rica's "La Platina" bridge, which connects San José to Alajuela. As a result of the accident, the part of the General Cañas road leading to the airport will be closed every night from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., until Feb. 21.

Christmas Throwback: What if Jesus had been born in Costa Rica?

A Costa Rican Nativity scene: one Wise Man falls through La Platina, another into a pothole. The last one calls Joseph. Mae, I’ll be there later, ya casi llego. Traffic, mae. Es que vieras que en La Uruca hay UUUUna presa…

Government has no funds to build road to San Ramón

Costa Rica's budget for road repairs is already allocated on other projects.

Caldera Highway to be open in one direction Dec. 26, Jan. 2

A 39-kilometer stretch of highway between Puntarenas and San José, will be open only in the direction of the capital. The one-way traffic is intended to better facilitate the influx of traffic that's expect to be brought on by travelers returning from Christmas vacation.

Polls reveal Ticos thoughts on Chinchilla, crime and the environment

Respondents to one poll chose Public Transportation Minister Francisco Jiménez as their least favorite minister. The most popular is Health Minister María Luisa Ávila.

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

Our obsession with cars is deepening: is there any end in sight?

With friends like these, did Johnny need enemies?

Following the surprise suspension of his presidential campaign, it must be admitted that from the beginning Johnny Araya had unique hurdles to overcome as a National Liberation Party candidate. The early frontrunner in this campaign, he nonetheless was burdened with the history that no Costa Rican party has won the presidential election for a third consecutive term.

Ticos join wave of global protests

More than 1000 cities around the world joined in the Oct. 15 global protests. In San José, some 300 people showed up for the demonstration.

Government to shut down CONAVI, National Concessions Council, and create new infrastructure agency based on performance

Public Works and Transport Minister Carlos Segnini on Wednesday announced the creation of a new agency called the National Infrastructure Institute (INI), and the imminent closing of the National Roadway Council (CONAVI) and the National Concessions Council (CNC). Employees who don't do their jobs could eventually be dismissed, he said.

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