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

Otto becomes a Category 2 hurricane, approaches Caribbean coast
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Otto becomes a Category 2 hurricane, approaches Caribbean coast

Katherine Stanley - November 24, 2016

For complete coverage, follow us on Facebook or refresh this link throughout the day on Thursday. San José awoke to light gray skies, perfectly normal for a…

Landslides prompt forced evacuation of some 80 people west of San José
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Landslides prompt forced evacuation of some 80 people west of San José

L. Arias - September 6, 2016

The risk of a massive landslide in the southwestern San José canton of Mora prompted municipal officials to order the evacuation of some 20 families living in…

Costa Rica decrees emergency to prevent spread of Zika, other mosquito-borne viruses
Chikungunya
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Chikungunya
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Costa Rica decrees emergency to prevent spread of Zika, other mosquito-borne viruses

L. Arias - February 26, 2016

The spread of mosquito-borne diseases throughout Costa Rica prompted officials to declare a state of emergency Thursday for 31 cantons located in all seven provinces. The executive decree follows recent confirmation of…

Heavy rains cause flooding in Costa Rica’s southern Pacific region
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Heavy rains cause flooding in Costa Rica’s southern Pacific region

L. Arias - November 18, 2015

Heavy rains in recent days have caused flooding in Costa Rica in some 20 communities in the country's southern Pacific region, the National Emergency Commission (CNE) reported Wednesday. Communities…

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