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News briefs: Costa Rica news highlights to start your Wednesday
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News briefs: Costa Rica news highlights to start your Wednesday

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 18, 2020

Happy Wednesday from The Tico Times. Here's the news you should know today. **** Central America continues to experience the effects of Iota. The system made landfall on Monday…

Tropical Storm Iota reaches Honduras; cyclone has killed at least eight
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Tropical Storm Iota reaches Honduras; cyclone has killed at least eight

Noe LEIVA and Julia RIOS / AFP - November 18, 2020

Iota arrived in Honduras on Tuesday as a tropical storm after leaving eight dead and causing extensive damage in Nicaragua, where thousands of people were cut off…

Costa Rican authorities detail damage, costs of hurricane influence
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Costa Rican authorities detail damage, costs of hurricane influence

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 17, 2020

Costa Rica's National Emergency Commission (CNE) and National Meteorological Institute (IMN) on Tuesday detailed the damages and costs provoked by the two major hurricanes that have made…

Hurricane Iota’s landfall was just 15 miles from Hurricane Eta’s
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Hurricane Iota’s landfall was just 15 miles from Hurricane Eta’s

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 17, 2020

Hurricane Iota’s landfall location was just 15 miles (25 km) south of where Hurricane Eta made landfall just two weeks earlier, according to the National Hurricane Center.…

Hurricane Iota tears through Central America after Nicaragua landfall
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Hurricane Iota tears through Central America after Nicaragua landfall

Julia RIOS / AFP - November 17, 2020

Hurricane Iota was barreling through Central America on Tuesday, hours after making landfall as the strongest Atlantic storm this year along a stretch of Nicaraguan coast devastated…

News briefs: Costa Rica news highlights to start your Tuesday
Costa Rica
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News briefs: Costa Rica news highlights to start your Tuesday

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 17, 2020

Happy Tuesday from The Tico Times. Once again, we hope you're staying dry and safe. Here's the news you should know today. **** Iota made landfall in…

Hurricane Iota, maximum Category 5 strength, makes landfall in Nicaragua
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Hurricane Iota, maximum Category 5 strength, makes landfall in Nicaragua

AFP and The Tico Times - November 16, 2020

Iota made landfall Monday on Nicaragua's northern Caribbean coast as a maximum Category 5 hurricane, accompanied by catastrophic winds, rain and storm surge, a top meteorological official…

Central America asks for help to rebuild in the face of devastating hurricanes
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Central America asks for help to rebuild in the face of devastating hurricanes

AFP - November 16, 2020

Central American presidents on Monday appealed to the financial community and international organizations for resources to support the reconstruction of their respective countries, given the damage caused…

Evacuations underway in Honduras, Nicaragua and Guatemala as Iota approaches
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Evacuations underway in Honduras, Nicaragua and Guatemala as Iota approaches

Julia Rios / AFP - November 16, 2020

Iota strengthened into a "catastrophic" Category 5 hurricane and was set to slam into Central America late Monday, threatening areas devastated by a powerful storm just two…

Just in: Iota strengthens into ‘catastrophic’ Category 5 hurricane
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Just in: Iota strengthens into ‘catastrophic’ Category 5 hurricane

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 16, 2020

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) announced Monday morning that Iota has strengthened into a “catastrophic” Category 5 hurricane. Iota becomes the second recorded Category 5 hurricane ever…