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Finally! Public Works Ministry reopens La Platina bridge
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Finally! Public Works Ministry reopens La Platina bridge

L. Arias - May 25, 2017

After eight years of ongoing problems including daily traffic jams and road closures, the Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) on Wednesday reopened passage over the newly…

Public Works Minister pledges to open La Platina bridge next week
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Public Works Minister pledges to open La Platina bridge next week

L. Arias - May 18, 2017

Public Works and Transport Minister Carlos Villalta said that vehicle passage on the six lanes of the bridge over the Virilla River, better known here as “La Platina”…

Repairs to sewers will close roads in downtown San José
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Repairs to sewers will close roads in downtown San José

L. Arias - March 30, 2017

Motorists and pedestrians prepare: Traffic jams in downtown San José could get worse starting next week. The Water and Sewers Institute (AyA) will close roads to repair and replace some…

La Platina bridge will partially reopen next week
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La Platina bridge will partially reopen next week

L. Arias - March 15, 2017

Vehicle passage on the bridge over the Virilla River on the General Cañas Highway — better known as La Platina — will partially open next week, the…

Costa Rica drops two spots in global competitiveness ranking
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Costa Rica drops two spots in global competitiveness ranking

L. Arias - September 29, 2016

Costa Rica ranked 54th out of 138 countries evaluated in the World Economic Forum’s latest Global Competitiveness Report released this week. The country ranked fourth in Latin America this…

Construction to begin soon to curb heavy traffic on Circunvalación beltway
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Construction to begin soon to curb heavy traffic on Circunvalación beltway

L. Arias - September 8, 2016

President Luis Guillermo Solís took a tour Wednesday of construction projects around the San José metro area designed to ease the capital's ever-worsening traffic problems. The projects…

Solís pledges to fix La Platina bridge – the third president to make the promise
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Solís pledges to fix La Platina bridge – the third president to make the promise

L. Arias - February 26, 2016

President Luis Guillermo Solís has become the third president to promise to fix the bridge over the Virilla River known by Ticos as “La Platina,” located on the…

Cartago residents to President Solís: You’ve forgotten us
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Cartago residents to President Solís: You’ve forgotten us

L. Arias - December 11, 2015

Hundreds of Cartago residents blocked streets Friday in the surroundings of Casa Presidencial in Zapote to demand that President Luis Guillermo Solís pay more attention to the province.…

Government pledges to speed up construction of San Carlos highway
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Government pledges to speed up construction of San Carlos highway

L. Arias - December 10, 2015

Residents and business owners from Costa Rica’s northern zone met with President Luis Guillermo Solís Wednesday to ask him to move faster to build a new road to the region,…

Nicaragua can’t stop dreaming of a canal
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Nicaragua can’t stop dreaming of a canal

Justin Fox | Bloomberg View - August 21, 2015

Late last year, Nicaraguan authorities said that construction was about to begin on a $50 billion canal connecting the Atlantic and the Pacific. Hong Kong-based HKND Group,…

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