In 1884, San José, Costa Rica, became one of the first cities in the world to be illuminated with electric lighting.
Traffic Police Director Mario Calderón reported that there were 71 accidents during the power outage throughout the country.
The Ombudsman's Office called the hike petition excessive and said it would affect both households and businesses.
ICE Executive President Carlos Obregón and CNFL General Manager Víctor Solís will have to appear before a Legislative Assembly committee to explain the impact of the agencies' investments on electricity rates.
The bill proposes a series of tax incentives for promoting the purchase of new electric cars and plug-in hybrids, including the elimination of the sales, selective consumption and customs taxes.
Costa Rican homes and businesses that generate electricity through solar and other renewable sources can store surplus in the grid starting Friday.
Electricity rates in Costa Rica will be up to 5 percent cheaper for customers of six of the country’s eight main suppliers thanks to abundant renewable energy.
If you're planning to travel from San José to the Caribbean this weekend, or vice versa, you'll need to find an alternative to Route 32.
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