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Government updates Costa Rica decarbonization efforts
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Government updates Costa Rica decarbonization efforts

The Tico Times - February 24, 2021

The Costa Rican government on Wednesday updated the progress of the country's decarbonization efforts. The Presidency says 90.7% of the 2022 targets are underway, while 25% of…

Reminder: Costa Rica’s entry requirements during the coronavirus pandemic
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Costa Rica
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Reminder: Costa Rica’s entry requirements during the coronavirus pandemic

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 24, 2021

Since November 1, tourists from anywhere in the world can visit Costa Rica. Visitors can arrive to Costa Rica via a flight, sailboat or yacht. The land…

Costa Rica details March friendlies against Mexico, Bosnia-Herzegovina
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica details March friendlies against Mexico, Bosnia-Herzegovina

The Tico Times - February 24, 2021

The Costa Rican men’s soccer team will face Bosnia-Herzegovina and Mexico in March friendlies, and the local federation has provided more details about the upcoming matches. La…

Costa Rica receives shipment of 92,400 more vaccines
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Costa Rica receives shipment of 92,400 more vaccines

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 24, 2021

Costa Rica received 92,430 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine on Tuesday night, the single-largest shipment delivered to the country, the Presidency reported. Costa Rica has now received more…

Costa Rica detects South African, British coronavirus strains
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica detects South African, British coronavirus strains

AFP and The Tico Times - February 24, 2021

Costa Rican researchers detected the South African variant of the coronavirus in a French tourist who was part of a group of 20 European visitors who tested…

Costa Rica detains two travelers suspected of showing fake Covid test results
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Costa Rica detains two travelers suspected of showing fake Covid test results

The Tico Times - February 23, 2021

Costa Rican authorities detained two passengers on suspicion that they had presented falsified coronavirus test results when trying to leave the country, according to a report from…

Hunger rising in Central America amid climate, virus shocks: UN
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Latin America
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Hunger rising in Central America amid climate, virus shocks: UN

Nina LARSON / AFP - February 23, 2021

The United Nations warned Tuesday that hunger levels are soaring across much of Central America as countries battle economic crises sparked by the Covid-19 pandemic and extreme…

Costa Rica launches first electric bus route in San José
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Costa Rica launches first electric bus route in San José

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 23, 2021

Costa Rica on Tuesday launched its first electric bus service, marking the official start of a pilot plan that aims to electrify transportation throughout the capital. The…

Wife of Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’ arrested at US airport
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Wife of Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’ arrested at US airport

AFP / Paul HANDLEY - February 23, 2021

US authorities arrested the wife of jailed Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman on Monday at an airport outside of Washington on narcotics smuggling charges, the…

Costa Rica to require vaccines for health workers, Health Ministry says
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Costa Rica to require vaccines for health workers, Health Ministry says

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 23, 2021

Costa Rica will require that some healthcare workers receive the coronavirus vaccine, the Health Ministry said Monday. "The National Vaccination and Epidemiology Commission approved the obligation to…