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Costa Rica allows reopening process for public parks and recreational facilities

Costa Rica will allow for the gradual reopening of public parks and certain recreational facilities, the Health Ministry and National Emergency Commission announced Tuesday. 

How to recycle your Christmas tree in Costa Rica

Municipalities will grind trees up and turn them into mulch to reuse them in public parks, gardens and as organic fertilizer for public areas.

Mel Gibson in real estate row over Guanacaste beach property

A Channel 7 TV news report Tuesday accused the Hollywood star of illegally limiting access to a public beach and including public land in the listing for his $29 million estate in Guanacaste. The property’s representative denied any wrongdoing.

4 ways San José excels in urbanism – no, that’s not a typo

Sure, much of the architecture leaves something to be desired, but the city excels in modern urbanism in ways I had never seen in many U.S. cities. Here are four examples.

Facing closures of makeshift garbage dumps, Costa Rican municipalities scramble to manage trash

In a press conference Monday afternoon, National Liberation Party lawmaker Juan Rafael Marín threatened to trash the front lawn of the Casa Presidencial – literally. Marín, along with five other lawmakers, called the press conference to draw attention to the closure of 22 municipal solid waste dumps across the country. They say the closures have left municipal governments with few options to manage their citizens' garbage.

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