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Central American Bank approves $80 million to finance vaccines in Costa Rica
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Central American Bank approves $80 million to finance vaccines in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - May 31, 2021

The Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) approved financing of $80 million for the purchase of vaccines against Covid-19 in Costa Rica, the financial institution announced…

Panama closes Colombia land border due to Covid
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Panama closes Colombia land border due to Covid

AFP and The Tico Times - May 21, 2021

Panama on Wednesday temporarily closed its border with Colombia to prevent the spread of Covid-19. The Foreign Ministry of Panama reported that it "temporarily suspends the entry…

Led by medical equipment, Costa Rica exports continue increasing
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Led by medical equipment, Costa Rica exports continue increasing

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 21, 2021

Costa Rica tallied more than $4.5 billion in exports over the first four months of 2021, a 17% increase over the same period last year. This figure…

Study confirms cause of death for Costa Rica coronavirus patients
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Study confirms cause of death for Costa Rica coronavirus patients

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 19, 2021

Since July 2020, the Health Ministry has worked alongside the country's Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) and the National Statistics Institute (INEC) to analyze Costa Rica's COVID-19-related deaths.…

Costa Rica surpasses 1 million vaccine doses administered
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Costa Rica surpasses 1 million vaccine doses administered

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 12, 2021

Costa Rica has administered 1,093,931 doses of coronavirus vaccines, authorities said Tuesday. More than 436,000 people have completed the vaccine schedule by receiving both doses of the…

Costa Rica nears 1 million vaccine doses administered
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Costa Rica nears 1 million vaccine doses administered

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 4, 2021

Costa Rica has administered 950,252 doses of coronavirus vaccines, authorities said Tuesday. More than 345,000 people have completed the vaccine schedule by receiving both doses of the…

US again advises citizens to ‘avoid all travel to Costa Rica’ due to COVID
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US again advises citizens to ‘avoid all travel to Costa Rica’ due to COVID

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 23, 2021

The latest travel notices published by the State Department in the United States advises citizens to "avoid all travel to Costa Rica" due to the coronavirus. The…

Costa Rica to meet Mexico in CONCACAF Nations League semifinal
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Costa Rica to meet Mexico in CONCACAF Nations League semifinal

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 16, 2021

The Costa Rica men’s national soccer team will face Mexico in Denver as part of the CONCACAF Nations League semifinals. Empower Field at Mile High in Denver,…

Costa Rica has received more than 1 million vaccine doses
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Costa Rica has received more than 1 million vaccine doses

The Tico Times - April 14, 2021

Costa Rica received 113,490 more coronavirus vaccine doses on Tuesday night for a total of 1,022,685 doses, the Presidency reported. The vast majority of Costa Rica's doses are…

Panama authorizes use of Chinese vaccine against Covid-19
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Panama authorizes use of Chinese vaccine against Covid-19

AFP - April 10, 2021

Panama authorized "emergency" use of the CoronaVac vaccine, from the Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac, to combat Covid-19, the government announced Friday, a few days after it also…

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