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Death toll rises to 47 due to liquor adulterated with methanol
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Death toll rises to 47 due to liquor adulterated with methanol

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 21, 2020

At least 47 people have died since October in Costa Rica from the consumption of alcoholic beverages adulterated with methanol, the Health Ministry reported. The agency indicated…

Health Ministry approves protocols for therapeutic abortions in Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Health Ministry approves protocols for therapeutic abortions in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 5, 2020

The Health Ministry said this week that it has approved a protocol which medical professionals will follow when performing therapeutic abortions in Costa Rica. By approving the…

Death toll rises to 30 due to liquor adulterated with methanol
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Costa Rica
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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…

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

No road blockades reported as of late Monday morning
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No road blockades reported as of late Monday morning

The Tico Times - October 19, 2020

The Public Security Ministry (MSP) on Monday reported no known blockades on Costa Rican roads and highways. At 11:35 a.m. Monday, MSP’s press office indicated that “to…

Booze spiked with methanol kills 20 in 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…

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…

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…