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Grace period for tourists with a foreign driver’s license: A quick update
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Grace period for tourists with a foreign driver’s license: A quick update

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 12, 2020

Earlier this month, the Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) announced that tourists who have been in Costa Rica for longer than three months will not legally…

‘Tis the season – to pay your vehicle circulation permit
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Costa Rica
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‘Tis the season – to pay your vehicle circulation permit

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 2, 2020

The National Insurance Institute (INS) on Nov. 2 will begin collecting payments for 2021 mandatory vehicle circulation permits, or marchamos. The payment varies according to the year, make…

Coronavirus restrictions reduced driving deaths, International Transport Forum says
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Costa Rica
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Coronavirus restrictions reduced driving deaths, International Transport Forum says

AFP - October 28, 2020

The coronavirus crisis and lockdown measures limited road traffic and saved lives in early 2020, according to an annual report released Tuesday by the International Transport Forum…

Costa Rica begins new dialogue in search of solution to serious fiscal crisis
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Costa Rica begins new dialogue in search of solution to serious fiscal crisis

AFP - October 24, 2020

Costa Rica on Friday opened a dialogue with many sectors of the country in search of an agreement to overcome the serious fiscal crisis it faces. Representatives…

Blockades are back: Protests block two roads Thursday [updated]
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Costa Rica
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Blockades are back: Protests block two roads Thursday [updated]

The Tico Times - October 22, 2020

Update (9:30 a.m.): The Public Security Ministry (MSP) now says the blockade on the Interamericana Sur highway at Loma Verde de Pérez Zeledón has been lifted. At Paso…

Amidst setbacks, Costa Rica seeks to dialogue to resolve serious fiscal crisis
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Costa Rica
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Amidst setbacks, Costa Rica seeks to dialogue to resolve serious fiscal crisis

AFP - October 16, 2020

Costa Rica seeks a way out of its severe fiscal crisis through a national dialogue among all sectors of the country, in the midst of setbacks after…

Dialogue on Costa Rica’s financial future fails before it begins
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Costa Rica
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Dialogue on Costa Rica’s financial future fails before it begins

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 15, 2020

A planned round table between President Carlos Alvarado, lawmakers and various community leaders to discuss Costa Rica’s financial future was canceled before it could begin. In a…

Costa Rica relaxes weekend driving restrictions
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica relaxes weekend driving restrictions

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 15, 2020

Costa Rica will relax its weekend driving restrictions starting Saturday, October 17. All vehicles will be permitted to circulate, regardless of license plate, on both Saturdays and…

Supreme Court condemns Costa Rican government for not lifting road blocks
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Supreme Court condemns Costa Rican government for not lifting road blocks

AFP - October 14, 2020

The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court on Tuesday condemned the Costa Rican government for refraining from lifting the roadblocks in recent weeks, in which protesters demonstrated…

Known road blockades in Costa Rica (October 13)
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Known road blockades in Costa Rica (October 13)

The Tico Times - October 13, 2020

As of 8 a.m. on Tuesday, October 13, the following spots are blocked by protesters in Costa Rica, according to information provided by the Public Security Ministry:…