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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…

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…

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…

Cabra Negra’s warm rompope foams its way until Christmas
Dining and Nightlife
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Dining and Nightlife
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Cabra Negra’s warm rompope foams its way until Christmas

Natalia Díaz - December 13, 2018

Christmas in a tropical country like Costa Rica is a show. Lights and huge decorations almost make the tax season and hellish traffic bearable. Even though we…

Can it still be agua de sapo if El Portón Rojo mixes it with rum?
Dining and Nightlife
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Dining and Nightlife
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Can it still be agua de sapo if El Portón Rojo mixes it with rum?

Natalia Díaz - December 2, 2018

I sat down to eat pizza at El Portón Rojo (200 meters east and 75 south from Arenas store, at Los Yoses) and ordered my usual pizza…

Buchón cantina: Spritz cocktails to dine for
Dining and Nightlife
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Dining and Nightlife
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Buchón cantina: Spritz cocktails to dine for

Natalia Díaz - October 18, 2018

Buchón was the first place I tasted the Aperol Spritz, months before it became fashionable around San José. In fact, I tried it before they even officially…

A hangover, brunch and a classic bloody mary at Maza
Dining & Nightlife
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Dining & Nightlife
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A hangover, brunch and a classic bloody mary at Maza

Natalia Díaz - September 30, 2018

The bloody mary is as classic as a cocktail gets. Articles and books are full of colorful stories about how it was created around the 1920s. The…

Poetry, Cacique and memories at San José’s cultural dive bar: La Bohemia
Dining & Nightlife
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Dining & Nightlife
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Poetry, Cacique and memories at San José’s cultural dive bar: La Bohemia

Natalia Díaz - September 23, 2018

La Bohemia is something you can really only experience sitting with a self-made cheapskate gin and tonic in hand, watching the bar's natural course take place on…