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Coronavirus outbreak shuts down Costa Rican Legislative Assembly sessions
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Coronavirus outbreak shuts down Costa Rican Legislative Assembly sessions

The Tico Times - October 20, 2020

An outbreak of COVID-19 among Costa Rican lawmakers forced the suspension of Legislative Assembly sessions, according to multiple reports. The Legislative Assembly (Congress) will not meet again…

Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Tuesday, October 20
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Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Tuesday, October 20

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 20, 2020

Costa Rica announced 18 new coronavirus-related deaths over the last day for a total of 1,222, according to official data released Tuesday afternoon by the Health Ministry.…

Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Monday, October 19
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Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Monday, October 19

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 19, 2020

Costa Rica announced 36 new coronavirus-related deaths since Friday for a total of 1,204, according to official data released Monday afternoon by the Health Ministry. Five-hundred and…

No road blockades reported as of late Monday morning
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No road blockades reported as of late Monday morning

The Tico Times - October 19, 2020

The Public Security Ministry (MSP) on Monday reported no known blockades on Costa Rican roads and highways. At 11:35 a.m. Monday, MSP’s press office indicated that “to…

Amidst setbacks, Costa Rica seeks to dialogue to resolve serious fiscal crisis
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Amidst setbacks, Costa Rica seeks to dialogue to resolve serious fiscal crisis

AFP - October 16, 2020

Costa Rica seeks a way out of its severe fiscal crisis through a national dialogue among all sectors of the country, in the midst of setbacks after…

Dialogue on Costa Rica’s financial future fails before it begins
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Dialogue on Costa Rica’s financial future fails before it begins

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 15, 2020

A planned round table between President Carlos Alvarado, lawmakers and various community leaders to discuss Costa Rica’s financial future was canceled before it could begin. In a…

Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Thursday, October 15
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Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Thursday, October 15

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 15, 2020

Costa Rica announced 25 new coronavirus-related deaths over the last day for a total of 1,159, according to official data released Thursday afternoon by the Health Ministry.…

COVID-19 is Costa Rica’s third-leading cause of death, Health Ministry says
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COVID-19 is Costa Rica’s third-leading cause of death, Health Ministry says

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 14, 2020

Health Minister Daniel Salas said Wednesday that COVID-19 has become Costa Rica's third-leading cause of death when compared to historical data from 2016-18. "Referring to this regrettable…

Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Wednesday, October 14
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Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Wednesday, October 14

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 14, 2020

Costa Rica announced 10 new coronavirus-related deaths over the last day for a total of 1,134, according to official data released Wednesday afternoon by the Health Ministry.…

Supreme Court condemns Costa Rican government for not lifting road blocks
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Supreme Court condemns Costa Rican government for not lifting road blocks

AFP - October 14, 2020

The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court on Tuesday condemned the Costa Rican government for refraining from lifting the roadblocks in recent weeks, in which protesters demonstrated…