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Hospital México to double its surgical capacity with addition of new tower
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Hospital México to double its surgical capacity with addition of new tower

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 14, 2020

Hospital México, among the most important public health resources in Costa Rica, will double its surgical capacity by next year, according to Casa Presidencial. The hospital, located…

‘A long-awaited moment’: Three Costa Rican couples expecting babies thanks to IVF
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‘A long-awaited moment’: Three Costa Rican couples expecting babies thanks to IVF

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 11, 2019

Public access to in vitro fertilization (IVF) in Costa Rica has been a fight decades in the making. For years, couples with infertility issues faced either a total…

Health strike ends in Costa Rica as unions, Caja reach agreement
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Costa Rica
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Health strike ends in Costa Rica as unions, Caja reach agreement

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 12, 2019

Government representatives and health unions reached an agreement Monday afternoon to end strikes that crippled the country's public-health system for more than a week. According to a…

Nearly 43,000 appointments postponed as health strikes continue
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Costa Rica
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Nearly 43,000 appointments postponed as health strikes continue

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 8, 2019

More than 42,900 medical appointments have been canceled or postponed this week as thousands of public-hospital workers continue to strike in Costa Rica. Health unions say they're…

Strikes cause partial shutdowns of public hospitals
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Costa Rica
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Strikes cause partial shutdowns of public hospitals

AFP and The Tico Times - August 5, 2019

Most public hospitals in Costa Rica partially suspended work Monday due to a 48-hour strike against a tax reform approved last year, which workers say seeks to…

Expats hold mass wedding to bypass Costa Rica’s ‘discriminatory’ paperwork requirement
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Costa Rica
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Expats hold mass wedding to bypass Costa Rica’s ‘discriminatory’ paperwork requirement

The Tico Times - February 15, 2016

ATENAS, Alajuela -- "Miller?" a woman holding a long list called out. "They're here somewhere," a voice called back from the dense crowd. "I don't know where exactly…