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Costa Rica bets on equine plasma to lower Covid-19 hospitalizations
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Costa Rica bets on equine plasma to lower Covid-19 hospitalizations

Marco SIBAJA / AFP - October 3, 2020

An antiviral treatment made with plasma from immunized horses is Costa Rica's hope to face the growing spread of Covid-19 in the country and avoid the threat…

Costa Rica begins clinical trials of equine plasma for coronavirus patients
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica begins clinical trials of equine plasma for coronavirus patients

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 7, 2020

Costa Rica on Monday began clinical trials of antibody-rich plasma that has been extracted from horses with the purpose of treating COVID-19 patients. According to Román Macaya,…

Costa Rica-made plasma shown to inhibit coronavirus, ready for clinical trials: UCR
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Costa Rica-made plasma shown to inhibit coronavirus, ready for clinical trials: UCR

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 28, 2020

Costa Rica is set to begin clinical trials on antibody-rich plasma that has been extracted from horses with the purpose of treating COVID-19 patients. Two versions of…

Costa Rica has responded to the coronavirus with technological development
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Costa Rica has responded to the coronavirus with technological development

AFP and The Tico Times - May 19, 2020

Laboratories and research centers in Costa Rica have put their knowledge at the service of combating the new coronavirus, developing a range of products that has allowed…

Costa Rican universities designing emergency ventilators to help patients with COVID-19
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican universities designing emergency ventilators to help patients with COVID-19

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 26, 2020

Separate projects at the University of Costa Rica (UCR) and the Costa Rica Institute of Technology (TEC) could help the country be better prepared for an increase…

Seven detained after confrontation between police, protesters near UCR turns violent
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Seven detained after confrontation between police, protesters near UCR turns violent

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 23, 2019

A confrontation between police and protesters outside the University of Costa Rica (UCR) on Thursday night resulted in seven people facing charges, including for crimes of fire…

Students declare ‘state of emergency’ due to sexual harassment at Costa Rican universities
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#MeToo
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Students declare ‘state of emergency’ due to sexual harassment at Costa Rican universities

AFP and The Tico Times - May 29, 2019

Student groups declared on Monday a "state of emergency" at universities in Costa Rica, where they reported an alarming increase in cases of sexual harassment at institutions…

Costa Rican students create environmentally friendly sunblock
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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Costa Rican students create environmentally friendly sunblock

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 21, 2018

It’s important to wear sunscreen at the beach, but some of the substances that help keep you safe from the sun can cause damage to underwater life.…

Visit Costa Rica’s famed Isla del Coco – without leaving San José
Isla del Coco
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Isla del Coco
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Visit Costa Rica’s famed Isla del Coco – without leaving San José

Mitzi Stark - March 28, 2018

Few of us will ever get an opportunity to visit Isla de Coco: this national treasure. This oasis in an ocean. This center for international biological research…

New poll in Costa Rica: another small Fabricio lead, another statistical dead heat
Elections 2018
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Elections 2018
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New poll in Costa Rica: another small Fabricio lead, another statistical dead heat

AFP - March 23, 2018

The two aspirers for the presidency of Costa Rica, the evangelical preacher Fabricio Alvarado and the former minister Carlos Alvarado, reach the closing of the electoral campaign for April 1st with a technical draw, according to a poll disclosed this Friday.