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Death toll rises to 30 due to liquor adulterated with methanol
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Death toll rises to 30 due to liquor adulterated with methanol

AFP - October 28, 2020

At least 30 people have died in recent weeks in Costa Rica from the consumption of alcoholic beverages adulterated with methanol, the Health Ministry reported Tuesday. The…

News briefs: Costa Rica news highlights to start your Wednesday
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Costa Rica
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News briefs: Costa Rica news highlights to start your Wednesday

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 28, 2020

Happy Wednesday from The Tico Times! We hope you're reading this while drinking a delicious Costa Rican coffee and eating a traditional gallo pinto. Here's the Costa Rica…

Booze spiked with methanol kills 20 in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Booze spiked with methanol kills 20 in Costa Rica

AFP - October 18, 2020

Twenty people have died in recent days in Costa Rica after drinking alcohol spiked with methanol, the Health Ministry said Saturday. Health authorities have been on alert…

Health Ministry investigates new reports of tainted liquor, methanol poisoning
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Health Ministry investigates new reports of tainted liquor, methanol poisoning

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 14, 2020

The Costa Rican Health Ministry said Tuesday that it has launched an investigation after three people died of suspected methanol poisoning this week. Alongside the Judicial Investigation…

Tainted liquor cases on the decline, Health Ministry says
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Tainted liquor cases on the decline, Health Ministry says

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 26, 2019

Twenty-six people have died in Costa Rica since June after consuming tainted liquor, but the Health Ministry says there have been no new deaths since Aug. 1.…

Costa Rica reports more deaths from tainted alcohol; dengue cases on the rise
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica reports more deaths from tainted alcohol; dengue cases on the rise

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 6, 2019

Two more people died last week due to methanol poisoning, Costa Rica's Health Ministry reported. The deaths, which occurred in Santa Bárbara de Heredia and Santa Cruz…

Health Ministry again expands list of methanol-tainted liquor, updates death count
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Health Ministry again expands list of methanol-tainted liquor, updates death count

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 1, 2019

Costa Rica's Health Ministry on Wednesday expanded to nine the list of liquor brands that may contain dangerous amounts of methanol. Translated from Spanish, the Health Ministry's…

Health Ministry expands list of liquor brands suspected of causing methanol poisoning
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Health Ministry expands list of liquor brands suspected of causing methanol poisoning

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 30, 2019

Costa Rica's Health Ministry on Tuesday expanded to eight the list of liquor brands that may contain dangerous amounts of methanol. Translated from Spanish, the Health Ministry's…

Adulterated alcohol in Costa Rica: What you need to know today
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Adulterated alcohol in Costa Rica: What you need to know today

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 26, 2019

As another week ends, we're recapping the latest in the public-health alert and response to methanol-tainted alcohol that is suspected to have killed at least 20 people…

Costa Rica National Police seize 7,000 bottles of illegal hooch
Booze
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Booze
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Costa Rica National Police seize 7,000 bottles of illegal hooch

L. Arias - June 23, 2014

National Police officers in the Caribbean canton of Pococí, Limón, over the weekend seized 7,000 bottles of adulterated liquor and shut down two local bars that sold them.…