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Quepos airport renovations (finally) underway
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Quepos airport renovations (finally) underway

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 6, 2021

Renovation and expansion of the runway at La Managua Airport in Quepos began Wednesday and will completed before September. "The flag was raised for the start of…

PAHO says region’s hospitals are ‘dangerously full’
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PAHO says region’s hospitals are ‘dangerously full’

Ariela NAVARRO / AFP - May 6, 2021

PAHO, the Americas office of the World Health Organization (WHO), warned on Wednesday that hospitals in the region are "dangerously full" with Covid-19 patients and warned of…

IDB approves $500 million loan for Costa Rica
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IDB approves $500 million loan for Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 6, 2021

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) said Wednesday that it has approved two loans to Costa Rica totaling $500 million. "Costa Rica will press ahead with its structural…

Costa Rica coronavirus data for Wednesday, May 5
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Costa Rica coronavirus data for Wednesday, May 5

The Tico Times - May 6, 2021

More than 1,100 people in Costa Rica are hospitalized with Covid-19, a new record, the Health Ministry said in its Wednesday evening update. Of those 1,123, 405…

USA books Costa Rica friendly with eye to World Cup rhythm
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USA books Costa Rica friendly with eye to World Cup rhythm

AFP - May 5, 2021

The United States men will face Costa Rica in a June 9 friendly, the US Soccer Federation said Wednesday, booking a possible second USA match in four…

PSA: Airlines end flexible travel waivers
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PSA: Airlines end flexible travel waivers

The Tico Times - May 5, 2021

Many U.S. airlines have ended flexible travel waivers that allowed travelers to change or cancel flights at no cost during the coronavirus pandemic. As travel The Points…

Costa Rica improves access to emergency contraceptives
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Costa Rica improves access to emergency contraceptives

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 5, 2021

Costa Rica's public-health system has made emergency contraception available to "any woman who has had a sexual relationship with the possibility of pregnancy," the Social Security System…

Costa Rica receives largest shipment of Covid vaccines
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Costa Rica receives largest shipment of Covid vaccines

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 5, 2021

Costa Rica received a shipment of 124,020 Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccines on Tuesday night and has been delivered 1.38 million total doses from that pharmaceutical and the Covax…

Calm urged after deadly Colombia protest clampdown
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Calm urged after deadly Colombia protest clampdown

AFP - May 5, 2021

The international community on Tuesday decried what the UN described as an "excessive use of force" by security officers in Colombia after numerous deaths during days of…

Costa Rica nears 1 million vaccine doses administered
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Costa Rica nears 1 million vaccine doses administered

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 4, 2021

Costa Rica has administered 950,252 doses of coronavirus vaccines, authorities said Tuesday. More than 345,000 people have completed the vaccine schedule by receiving both doses of the…