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Costa Rican health minister: Auto accidents are a public health issue
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Costa Rican health minister: Auto accidents are a public health issue

Zach Dyer - August 4, 2015

Costa Rica’s health minister called auto accidents a public health priority on Monday during the presentation of the country’s new National Health Plan. Health Minister Dr. Fernando Llorca’s…

Bad People Alert: Vandals destroy and steal new lane dividers on Costa Rica’s Route 32
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Crime
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Bad People Alert: Vandals destroy and steal new lane dividers on Costa Rica’s Route 32

L. Arias - June 12, 2015

Crews from the Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) had only begun placing on Tuesday plastic lane dividers on Route 32, the main highway between San José and Limón province.…

Travel Alert: MOPT suspends daily closures on Route 32
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Travel Alert: MOPT suspends daily closures on Route 32

L. Arias - May 30, 2015

The Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) on Friday suspended temporary closures on Route 32, which connects San José and the Caribbean province of Limón, as they are…

Travel Alert: Temporary road closures on Route 32 start Wednesday
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Travel Alert: Temporary road closures on Route 32 start Wednesday

L. Arias - May 5, 2015

The Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) on Wednesday will begin daily road closures on a stretch of Route 32, which connects San José and the Caribbean province…

Government seeks to curb reselling of online appointments for driving tests
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Expat Living
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Government seeks to curb reselling of online appointments for driving tests

L. Arias - March 17, 2015

At 8 a.m. on Monday the Roadway Safety Council's (COSEVI) website made available 5,000 new appointments to take the required behind-the-wheel test to get a Costa Rican driver license. By 9:30…

Costa Rican transit officials say higher fines in 2015 will help reduce roadway accidents
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Crime
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Costa Rican transit officials say higher fines in 2015 will help reduce roadway accidents

L. Arias - December 22, 2014

Drivers take note: Starting in January, Costa Rica's traffic fines will increase by more than $26 in some cases. The highest traffic citation – Class A – will…

No more mandatory email registration for drivers, Constitutional Chamber rules
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Expat Living
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No more mandatory email registration for drivers, Constitutional Chamber rules

L. Arias - November 6, 2014

The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, this week ruled unconstitutional several articles of Costa Rica's Traffic Law that obligate motorists to register an email address in order to…

Travel Alert: Sections of Route 32 and the Inter-American Highway in the southern Pacific zone will be temporarily closed
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Travel Alert: Sections of Route 32 and the Inter-American Highway in the southern Pacific zone will be temporarily closed

L. Arias - November 5, 2014

The Roadway Safety Council (COSEVI) reported that it will briefly close sections of two highways to install pedestrian bridges. On Wednesday night, Route 32, which connects San José…

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Prosecutor’s office releases most detainees arrested in alleged driver’s license fraud scheme

L. Arias - November 8, 2012

The prosecutor’s office released 95 people on Thursday who were arrested the previous day by Judicial Investigation Police investigating an alleged scheme to issue fraudulent driver’s licenses.…

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Judicial police arrest 70 suspects in alleged driver’s license fraud scheme

L. Arias - November 7, 2012

Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) on Wednesday morning arrested 70 people suspected of fraudulently obtaining driver's licenses. The arrests took place during several raids conducted simultaneously across the…

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