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Health Ministry confirms sixth case of a baby born with Zika virus
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Health Ministry confirms sixth case of a baby born with Zika virus

L. Arias - June 15, 2017

Read more of our Zika coverage here. A woman in the province of Guanacaste gave birth to a baby girl infected with Zika, bringing the total number…

Costa Rica launches quest to replace most single-use plastic by 2021
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Conservation
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Costa Rica launches quest to replace most single-use plastic by 2021

L. Arias - June 6, 2017

Costa Rica seeks to be free of single-use plastic, and top officials including President Luis Guillermo Solís disclosed the details of a national strategy to achieve that goal during…

Manuel Antonio National Park administration moving to comply with Health Ministry orders
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Costa Rica
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Manuel Antonio National Park administration moving to comply with Health Ministry orders

L. Arias - May 9, 2017

The Environment Ministry's National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) reported that it will invest approximately ₡600 million (some $1 million) in improvements to Manuel Antonio National Park before…

Health Ministry extends deadline to perform improvements at Manuel Antonio
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Costa Rica
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Health Ministry extends deadline to perform improvements at Manuel Antonio

L. Arias - February 14, 2017

The administration of Manuel Antonio National Park failed to comply with a Health Ministry deadline to conduct improvement works in the park’s infrastructure, prompting the Ministry to extend…

Health Ministry orders improvements at Manuel Antonio National Park
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Business
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Health Ministry orders improvements at Manuel Antonio National Park

L. Arias - February 13, 2017

This year, Valentine's Day is also the deadline that the Health Ministry set for administrators of Manuel Antonio National Park to conduct a series of infrastructure improvements. Among other requirements for…

Health Ministry confirms 10 deaths caused by influenza virus
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Health Ministry confirms 10 deaths caused by influenza virus

L. Arias - December 10, 2016

Health Minister Fernando Llorca reported that 10 people died in Costa Rica due to health complications caused by the influenza virus in the past six weeks. At a…

Health officials fight to avoid outbreaks of waterborne diseases
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Costa Rica
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Health officials fight to avoid outbreaks of waterborne diseases

L. Arias - November 29, 2016

See also: Here's how you can donate to Hurricane Otto relief in Costa Rica Health Ministry staff arrived Monday at various communities in the Northern Zone to…

Alcohol still the most popular drug in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Alcohol still the most popular drug in Costa Rica

L. Arias - October 18, 2016

Almost one in three Ticos drink alcohol at least once a month, most of them men, according to results of the latest study on the use of…

Costa Rican ‘super eggs’ boost daily intake of nutrients
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican ‘super eggs’ boost daily intake of nutrients

L. Arias - October 14, 2016

Researchers at the University of Costa Rica's School of Agronomic Engineering have found a natural method to improve the intake of selenium, a mineral that is important for…

Doctors’ Association backs down from mandatory medical fees
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Costa Rica
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Doctors’ Association backs down from mandatory medical fees

L. Arias - September 27, 2016

The Costa Rican Doctors’ and Surgeons’ Association revoked a decree setting minimum prices for all medical procedures performed by private practitioners. The proposed floor fees would have increased…

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