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Christmas Throwback: What if Jesus had been born in Costa Rica?
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Christmas Throwback: What if Jesus had been born in Costa Rica?

Katherine Stanley - December 25, 2018

This article was originally published on Dec. 22, 2014. I wrote last time about the luxuries of a Costa Rican Christmas, but I recently realized that my…

Costa Rica installed railroad crossings; one damaged within hours
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Public infrastructure
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Costa Rica installed railroad crossings; one damaged within hours

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 20, 2018

Driving in Costa Rica can be notoriously difficult. Motorcyclists weave in and out of lanes, people pass with reckless abandon on hills and curves, and blocking traffic…

Opening of Moín container terminal postponed to 2019
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Opening of Moín container terminal postponed to 2019

L. Arias - July 6, 2017

The container terminal in the Caribbean port of Moín will open in February 2019, 13 months later than originally agreed, Dutch concessionaire APM Terminals confirmed Wednesday. General…

Traffic Police launches surveillance operation for mid-year school vacations
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Costa Rica
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Traffic Police launches surveillance operation for mid-year school vacations

L. Arias - June 30, 2017

Thousands of Costa Rican students begin their mid-year break this weekend, and for that reason the Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) and the Traffic Police will…

MOPT: Half of San José’s traffic lights will be solar-powered by year’s end
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MOPT: Half of San José’s traffic lights will be solar-powered by year’s end

L. Arias - June 22, 2017

The Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) is moving forward with its plan to replace traffic lights in the capital with solar-powered systems. The ministry will begin the third…

Public Works and Transport Minister Carlos Villalta resigns his post amid domestic violence complaint
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Costa Rica
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Public Works and Transport Minister Carlos Villalta resigns his post amid domestic violence complaint

L. Arias - June 12, 2017

President Luis Guillermo Solís asked Public Works and Transport Minister Carlos Villalta Villegas his resignation after various media outlets informed that Villalta’s wife had filed a legal…

President Solís pledges to repair road to Monteverde by next year
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President Solís pledges to repair road to Monteverde by next year

L. Arias - June 12, 2017

The long-awaited project to build an asphalt road to replace the current gravel road to Monteverde will begin today, President Luis Guillermo Solís confirmed during an inspection…

Travel Alert: Route 32 to Limón to close for two days this week
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Travel Alert: Route 32 to Limón to close for two days this week

L. Arias - May 31, 2017

Route 32, the main road connecting the capital, San José, with the Caribbean province of Limón, will close for six hours both on Thursday and Friday. The Public…

Landslides block roads, cause losses at farms in Tilarán
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Landslides block roads, cause losses at farms in Tilarán

L. Arias - May 26, 2017

The heavy rains affecting various regions of Costa Rica since Wednesday have resulted in landslides in the province of Guanacaste. Debris from the landslides blocked roads and caused…

Finally! Public Works Ministry reopens La Platina bridge
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Finally! Public Works Ministry reopens La Platina bridge

L. Arias - May 25, 2017

After eight years of ongoing problems including daily traffic jams and road closures, the Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) on Wednesday reopened passage over the newly…

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