Costa Rica delayed the next steps with a bill that seeks to legalize medical marijuana and the production of hemp.
Costa Rica and Nicaragua renewed the binational agreement that allows the temporary entry of Nicaraguan workers to Costa Rica.
Plantations and packers of products such as pineapple and cassava operate in the Northern Zone, regularly employing undocumented migrants from neighboring Nicaragua.
The first countries to see the presence of huanglongbing were Belize and Honduras in 2009. In 2010 it spread to Guatemala and Nicaragua, and in 2011 it arrived in Costa Rica.
Some 350,000 families in Costa Rica, a country of 5 million inhabitants, work in agriculture.
They presented with symptoms of headache, dizziness and nausea, among others, the Ministry of Health said.
The Colombian Agricultural Institute (ICA) last week declared a national emergency after detecting a fungus that experts say threatens global banana harvests. Panama disease Tropical...
Experts warn wilt could cripple local economies.
Nearly 300,000 Costa Ricans have water shortages and that number could increase, according to Alex Solis, head of the National Emergency Commission, which coordinates a committee to address the climate phenomenon.