Central America serves as a bridge for the shipment of drugs from the producing countries of South America to the consumer markets of the United States and Europe.
Costa Rica draws the line: All pineapple shipments checked for drugs
Costa Rican authorities seized two tons of cocaine that were hidden in a container with a shipment of pineapples.
Plantations and packers of products such as pineapple and cassava operate in the Northern Zone, regularly employing undocumented migrants from neighboring Nicaragua.
Nearly 65% of fruits and vegetables produced in Costa Rica contain residual traces of agrochemicals, a study from the Pesticide Department of the State Phytosanitary System found.
The Plant Health Department (SFE) of Costa Rica knew the levels of bromacil in the water of Río Cuarto (canton of Alajuela) since 2015. Despite having the information, the data wasn't shared with other authorities until 2016 and wasn't known publicly until 2018.
Costa Rica’s Environment Ministry puts halt to pineapple farm that could have damanged Térraba-Sierpe National Wetlands
MINAE has suspended a project that could have permanently damaged the Térraba-Sierpe National Wetlands in the country's Southern Zone.
Environmental organizations denounce pineapple farm that could impact Térraba-Sierpe National Wetlands
A recent resolution revives a pineapple project in an important area from an environmental and cultural point of view
They presented with symptoms of headache, dizziness and nausea, among others, the Ministry of Health said.
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