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More than 350 road accident deaths this year, MOPT says
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More than 350 road accident deaths this year, MOPT says

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 7, 2019

The Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) says traffic police will intensify their efforts in November and December to reduce the amount of fatal road accidents in…

Liberia airport in Costa Rica:  Improvements Nearly Complete
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Liberia airport in Costa Rica: Improvements Nearly Complete

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 16, 2019

Improvements to the runway at Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) in Liberia, Guanacaste are expected to be completed by the end of the month, officials said.…

Costa Rica announces infrastructure works in effort to boost economy
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica announces infrastructure works in effort to boost economy

The Tico Times - August 17, 2019

Costa Rica announced Friday a millionaire investment in airport infrastructure as a mechanism to boost the economy and generate jobs. The government, in partnership with the private…

Costa Rica seeks to modernize urban transportation with electric train
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Costa Rica seeks to modernize urban transportation with electric train

AFP and Tico Times - October 4, 2018

Costa Rica wants to reorganize its chaotic transport system and start decarbonizing its economy with a modern electric train that will run through the country's main cities,…

China opens Panamanian embassy, seeks expanded trade with Latin America
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Costa Rica
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China opens Panamanian embassy, seeks expanded trade with Latin America

AFP - September 18, 2017

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited Costa Rica late last week and continued on to Panama over the weekend, where he inaugurated a new Chinese Embassy on…

European Union ambassadors ride their bikes through San José to send a message
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Cycling
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European Union ambassadors ride their bikes through San José to send a message

Alberto Font - June 18, 2015

Ambassadors in Costa Rica from the European Union cycled on a new bike path along part of San José's 4th and 6th avenues to encourage residents to leave their…

Protestor convicted for vandalism during protests against Moín port
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Protestor convicted for vandalism during protests against Moín port

L. Arias - April 9, 2015

A labor leader from the Caribbean province of Limón was convicted this week on vandalism charges resulting from street protests staged in 2010 against the construction of a new port…

Housing Ministry again postpones relocation of San José slum
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Latin America
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Housing Ministry again postpones relocation of San José slum

L. Arias - February 18, 2015

The deadline to relocate families living on land slated for highway construction in San José was postponed this week for the fourth time in more than six months. The land occupied…

Except for construction, bank loans in Costa Rica increased across the board in 2014
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Except for construction, bank loans in Costa Rica increased across the board in 2014

L. Arias - February 5, 2015

Costa Rican banks last year registered positive numbers for all but one of their credit options available to both personal and commercial loan portfolios. Loans for the construction sector registered a decrease, the Costa Rican…

Government postpones project to expand Circunvalación beltway
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Environment and Wildlife
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Government postpones project to expand Circunvalación beltway

L. Arias - December 17, 2014

The National Roadway Council (CONAVI) on Wednesday confirmed the decision to postpone the first stage of expansion of the Circunvalación, a belt route bordering the capital’s central canton, until Housing Ministry…