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Why San José’s epic traffic jams are also an opportunity
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Why San José’s epic traffic jams are also an opportunity

Joe Baur - January 4, 2015

Josefinos and the rest of the Central Valley’s commuters lament the morning and evening standstill traffic. Cars are suddenly turned into turtles, inching forward slowly but surely.…

President Solís asks Prosecutor’s Office to review ethics report on former transport minister
Business
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Business
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President Solís asks Prosecutor’s Office to review ethics report on former transport minister

The Tico Times - August 13, 2014

President Luis Guillermo Solís’ campaign pledge to root out corruption in government might be starting to take shape this week. During a press conference Tuesday, the president…

Transport Ministry says Cañas-Liberia highway expansion will help local businesses, but residents are wary
Business
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Business
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Transport Ministry says Cañas-Liberia highway expansion will help local businesses, but residents are wary

Fabiola Pomareda - July 3, 2014

CAÑAS, Guanacaste – The widening to four lanes of the Inter-American Highway North, from Cañas to Liberia, is moving forward at full pace. A recent visit by…

Juan Santamaría Day passes peacefully, but highway woes not forgotten
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Juan Santamaría Day passes peacefully, but highway woes not forgotten

The Tico Times - April 11, 2014

This Friday's celebration Juan Santamaría Day in Alajuela stood in sharp contrast to the violent protests that interrupted the event last year over the troubled San Ramón…

Politics
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Legislative commision OKs loan to finance expansion of highway to Limón

L. Arias - February 21, 2014

[caption id="attachment_29041" align="alignright" width="300"] (Courtesy of Legislative Assembly)[/caption] The Legislative Assembly’s Financial Affairs Commission on Thursday evening moved forward a bill authorizing a $465 million loan to…

Archive
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Chinchilla looks for way out of highway row

Alberto Font - April 17, 2013

The administration of President Laura Chinchilla turned to dialogue Tuesday as a way to stamp out the fires of public discontent over a highway expansion project to…

Archive
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Chinchilla’s troubles continue over San Ramón highway concession

Alberto Font - April 14, 2013

President Laura Chinchilla heads into another week of conflict as western Central Valley residents continue calling for the administration to annul a private concession with Brazilian company…

Archive
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Border road scandal broadens

Clayton R. Norman - June 28, 2012

The hits just keep coming from President Laura Chinchilla’s monstrously corrupted border-road project along the San Juan River near Nicaragua. This week the daily La Nación laid…

Archive
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Probe widens in roadway scandal

Fernando Quirós - May 18, 2012

President Laura Chinchilla on Monday took further action over a highway kickback scandal along the Nicaraguan border, as agents from the Prosecutor’s Office and the Judicial Investigation…