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Government to discuss pandemic response with private sector
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Government to discuss pandemic response with private sector

The Tico Times - May 8, 2021

Government officials will discuss Costa Rica's pandemic response with representatives of other sectors, in context of new records in hospitalizations and measures that are set to expire.…

Costa Rica ends work week with new high in Covid hospitalizations
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica ends work week with new high in Covid hospitalizations

The Tico Times - May 8, 2021

There are 1,175 people in Costa Rica hospitalized with Covid-19, a new record, the Health Ministry said in its Friday evening update. Of those hospitalized patients, 433…

Authorities search for hiker missing in Chirripó NP
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Authorities search for hiker missing in Chirripó NP

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 7, 2021

Update: Authorities located the hiker’s body on Saturday morning. Read more via La Nación. **** Costa Rican authorities are searching for a woman who disappeared Tuesday while hiking…

Costa Rica unemployment rate remains elevated at 18.7%
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica unemployment rate remains elevated at 18.7%

The Tico Times - May 7, 2021

Unemployment in Costa Rica was 18.7% in the moving quarter from January to March 2021, according to the National Institute of Statistics and Census (Inec). This represents…

Mexico extradites ex-priest accused of child abuse to Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Mexico extradites ex-priest accused of child abuse to Costa Rica

AFP and The Tico Times - May 7, 2021

Former Costa Rican priest Mauricio Víquez, accused of sexual abuse of minors, was handed over Thursday by Mexico to Costa Rican authorities, the Mexican attorney general's office…

Costa Rica considers upgrades to Limón cruise terminal, marina
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Costa Rica considers upgrades to Limón cruise terminal, marina

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 7, 2021

The Atlantic Port Authority's (JAPDEVA) has contracted U.S.-based Moffatt & Nichol to conduct feasibility studies regarding a new cruise terminal and marina in Limón, Costa Rica.  The…

Former Latin American leaders condemn ‘breakdown in the rule of law’ in El Salvador
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El Salvador
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Former Latin American leaders condemn ‘breakdown in the rule of law’ in El Salvador

The Tico Times - May 6, 2021

Some 20 former presidents of Spain and Latin America, including Felipe Calderón and Vicente Fox from Mexico, and Álvaro Uribe and Andrés Pastrana from Colombia, condemned on…

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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Latin America
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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…