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Costa Rica begins easing some coronavirus measures
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Costa Rica begins easing some coronavirus measures

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 27, 2020

Costa Rica will begin easing some coronavirus measures starting May 1, President Carlos Alvarado and Health Minister Daniel Salas announced Monday afternoon. Theaters, gyms and athletic centers…

Costa Rica declares State of Emergency due to coronavirus; will close borders to foreigners and non-residents
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Costa Rica declares State of Emergency due to coronavirus; will close borders to foreigners and non-residents

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 16, 2020

Costa Rica has declared a State of Emergency in response to the coronavirus pandemic, President Carlos Alvarado announced Monday afternoon. The country will shut down its borders…

National Emergency Commission raises alert due to heavy rains, waves in Caribbean
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National Emergency Commission raises alert due to heavy rains, waves in Caribbean

The Tico Times - January 19, 2020

President Carlos Alvarado and the National Emergency Commission (CNE) are monitoring weather conditions in Costa Rica's Caribbean coast, a Casa Presidencial press release said. The news came…

Structural fire destroys at least 150 homes in Guararí, Heredia
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Structural fire destroys at least 150 homes in Guararí, Heredia

The Tico Times - January 16, 2020

A Wednesday morning fire in Guararí, Heredia, destroyed the homes of at least 530 people, according to Costa Rica's National Emergency Commission (CNE). Approximately 150 buildings were…

What’s the difference between a green alert and a yellow alert in Costa Rica?
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What’s the difference between a green alert and a yellow alert in Costa Rica?

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 15, 2019

The National Emergency Commission (CNE) in Costa Rica frequently issues green and yellow alerts for parts or all of the country. In fact, right now all of…

Heavy rains send 200 people to shelters around Costa Rica; authorities brace for more
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Heavy rains send 200 people to shelters around Costa Rica; authorities brace for more

The Tico Times - September 27, 2017

An unusually rainy September – and given what a typical September is like in Costa Rica, the phrase "unusually rainy" denotes some serious downpours – continues to pummel communities around…

Heavy rains flood several communities in three provinces
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Heavy rains flood several communities in three provinces

L. Arias - June 20, 2017

Heavy rains and strong gusts of wind on Monday afternoon caused dozens of incidents including flooding, downed trees, flying roofs and power outages in three provinces, mainly in…

UPDATE:  Poás Volcano eruption prompts temporary closure of national park
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UPDATE: Poás Volcano eruption prompts temporary closure of national park

L. Arias - April 13, 2017

UPDATE: April 14. 10:34 a.m. Vulcanologists from OVSICORI and the National Seismological Network reported two strong eruptions at Poás Volcano at 7:39 a.m. and 7:57 a.m. on Friday. The…

More than 3,000 evacuees remain at shelters as rains continue over Costa Rica
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More than 3,000 evacuees remain at shelters as rains continue over Costa Rica

L. Arias - November 29, 2016

As rains continue in the aftermath of Hurricane Otto’s passage over Costa Rica, the official death toll stands at 10 people at the time of this writing on Monday…

Deaths, disappearances in northern Costa Rica in aftermath of Hurricane Otto
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Deaths, disappearances in northern Costa Rica in aftermath of Hurricane Otto

Tico Times Staff - November 25, 2016

The death toll from Hurricane Otto in Costa Rica has increased from four to nine, President Luis Guillermo Solís announced Friday. Five people died in the Alajuela canton…