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Sinkhole swallows stretch of street in San José

The latest sinkhole to appear this year was a 6-meter wide, 11-meter deep sinkhole that opened up over the weekend on the street near the Transportes Costarricenses Panameños bus station in Plaza Víquez. City workers started repairing the gaping hole that opened between Avenue 20 and 5th Street on Tuesday.

Afternoon thunderstorm floods downtown San José

The flood on Second Avenue in front of Barrio Chino’s iconic friendship trapped taxis and buses as water lapped at the fenders of smaller cars. Business owners tried in vain to bail out their shops or construct makeshift walls to keep the water out.

Former San José Mayor Johnny Araya to run again for his old job

Johnny Araya on Sept. 5 confirmed his bid as mayoral candidate for the Alliance for San José Party in municipal elections on Feb. 7, 2016.

Officials in Costa Rica’s capital ‘evacuate’ 60,000 people during earthquake drill

Employees of the National Insurance Institute at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3 leave their offices in downtown San José to move to a...

Costa Rica’s capital to run earthquake drill Thursday

Nearly 60,000 people in over 90 buildings in downtown San José will be evacuated in a drill Thursday to test the country's preparation for an earthquake with an epicenter located near the capital.

Streetside billboards in San José set for removal

Advertising spaces along streets and at bus shelters around Costa Rica's capital have gone blank and will be removed. Some are illegal; others must be scrapped, city authorities say, because the contract governing them doesn't say who owns them now that the contract is up.

New San José bus terminal for routes to Nicaragua, Nicoya

The new station will be the terminal for bus routes from San José to Puntarenas, Guanacaste, Alajuela, Heredia and Nicaragua.

Johnny Araya will not represent National Liberation Party in 2016 mayoral race

Ex-presidential candidate and former San José Mayor Johnny Araya Monge on Wednesday evening said he will not seek to become the National Liberation Party’s candidate to lead San José’s Municipality next year.

Ex-San José mayor and presidential dropout Johnny Araya denies rumors of party flip-flop ahead of 2016 elections

Johnny Araya, the National Liberation Party’s disgraced former presidential candidate and former long-term mayor of Costa Rica's capital, denied recent rumors that he had meetings with leaders from the Accessibility Without Exclusion Party to run for mayor next year.

Supreme Court blasts license requirement for street performers in downtown San José

Sala IV's justices ruled that the city’s requirement was a violation of freedom of expression, religion, and assembly.

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