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Pay for play: The underground business of Costa Rica license appointments

A series of reports from Teletica have detailed the illicit business involved in securing an appointment with Costa Rica’s Roadway Safety Council (COSEVI).

Travel Alert: Landslide blocks Route 32 to Caribbean

Update: The landslide has been cleared and Route 32 has reopened. Vehicle passage on Route 32, the main highway connecting Costa Rica’s capital San José...

Costa Rica supports banning contracts with corrupt companies

The bill comes a month after news broke of an alleged bribery scandal involving several of Costa Rica's largest infrastructure companies.

MOPT leader investigated for corruption in Costa Rica

The Minister of Public Works and Transportation of Costa Rica, Rodolfo Méndez, became one of those investigated in an alleged bribery scandal between construction companies and the government

The ‘Cochinilla’ bribery scandal, explained

The biggest story in Costa Rica for the past week has been an alleged bribery scandal involving public infrastructure projects.

Travel Alert: All lanes on Route 27 lead to San José on Saturday and Sunday

Traffic Police and route administrator GlobalVía will close vehicle passage in the San José-Puntarenas direction starting 1 p.m. at Ciudad Colón.

Traffic Police promise vigilance during Easter Holy Week

Easter Holy Week, from March 28 to April 3, is among the busiest travel weeks of the year for Costa Ricans.

MOPT warns of higher traffic accidents as measures are eased

The Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) is reminding drivers to follow the rules of the road when traveling this weekend. 

Plans for new Costa Rica airport postponed, MOPT says

Plans for a new airport in the Alajuela canton of Orotina have been postponed, the Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) says. 

Grace period for tourists with a foreign driver’s license: A quick update

Earlier this month, the Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) announced that tourists who have been in Costa Rica for longer than three months will not legally be allowed to drive as of November 18. 

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