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Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Monday, November 23
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Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Monday, November 23

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 23, 2020

The Health Ministry now only holds coronavirus press conferences twice-weekly, on Tuesdays and Fridays. As a result, our updates on other days contain less information. Costa Rica has…

Costa Rica registers first signs of economic recovery since start of pandemic, Finance Ministry says
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Costa Rica registers first signs of economic recovery since start of pandemic, Finance Ministry says

AFP - November 23, 2020

Costa Rica's economy began to show signs of recovery, its first since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, with an increase in tax collection over the first…

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

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 23, 2020

Happy Monday from The Tico Times! We hope you had a wonderful weekend. Here's the news you should know as a new week starts in Costa Rica.…

American Airlines eliminates international change fees, including on flights to Costa Rica
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American Airlines eliminates international change fees, including on flights to Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 21, 2020

American Airlines has eliminated change fees for most international tickets, the Fort Worth, Texas-based carrier announced Friday via a press release. The new policy applies immediately to…

Struggling airlines seek to stay in the skies
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Struggling airlines seek to stay in the skies

Sonia WOLF / AFP - November 21, 2020

The airline industry holds its annual gathering by video conference next week under the shadow of the Covid-19 pandemic that has plunged the sector into a crisis…

Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Friday, November 20
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Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Friday, November 20

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 20, 2020

Costa Rica has suffered 1,608 coronavirus-related deaths, including 71 over the past week, according to official data released Friday afternoon by the Health Ministry. Four-hundred and seventy…

Cuba faces challenge of attracting tourists amid ongoing pandemic
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Cuba faces challenge of attracting tourists amid ongoing pandemic

Katell ABIVEN / AFP - November 20, 2020

Closed for almost eight months, Havana is reopening its doors to foreign tourists, but it also must convince them to return. Even as the pandemic rages, Cuba…

Pfizer/BioNTech say results show Covid vaccine 95% effective
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Pfizer/BioNTech say results show Covid vaccine 95% effective

Issam Ahmed / AFP and The Tico Times - November 18, 2020

Pfizer and BioNTech said Wednesday a completed analysis of their experimental Covid-19 vaccine found it protected 95 percent of people against the disease and announced they were…

New vaccine breakthrough lifts global hope against pandemic
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New vaccine breakthrough lifts global hope against pandemic

AFP Bureaus - November 16, 2020

Global hopes of overcoming the coronavirus pandemic were boosted Monday after a second vaccine was found to be nearly 95% effective in a trial, bringing much-needed optimism…

Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Thursday, November 12
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Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Thursday, November 12

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 12, 2020

Costa Rica announced 14 new coronavirus-related deaths over the last day for a total of 1,527, according to official data released Thursday afternoon by the Health Ministry.…