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Avianca to offer direct flights between Miami and Costa Rica
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Avianca to offer direct flights between Miami and Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 10, 2021

Avianca announced a daily nonstop flight between the San José area and Miami, Florida, scheduled to start July 1. According to a press release from the Colombia-based…

Panama authorizes use of Chinese vaccine against Covid-19
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Latin America
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Panama authorizes use of Chinese vaccine against Covid-19

AFP - April 10, 2021

Panama authorized "emergency" use of the CoronaVac vaccine, from the Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac, to combat Covid-19, the government announced Friday, a few days after it also…

Costa Rica coronavirus data for Friday, April 9
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Costa Rica coronavirus data for Friday, April 9

The Tico Times - April 9, 2021

The country registered 907 new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, April 7; 877 on Thursday, April 8; and 914 cases on Friday, April 9.  Of the registered…

Costa Rica turns to influencers to promote tourism
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica turns to influencers to promote tourism

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 9, 2021

The Costa Rica Tourism Board is hiring social-media influencers to help promote the country to foreign visitors. As part of the ICT's international advertising strategy, "a program for…

FAO and IMO launch global campaign to clean up the oceans
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FAO and IMO launch global campaign to clean up the oceans

AFP and The Tico Times - April 9, 2021

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on Friday launched a global campaign to combat marine litter and clean the…

Costa Rica approves AstraZeneca vaccine for most adults
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica approves AstraZeneca vaccine for most adults

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 9, 2021

Costa Rica's National Commission for Vaccination and Epidemiology (CNVE) has approved the use of AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine for nearly all adults, the government announced Thursday. AstraZeneca doses "will…

Alajuelense plans new stadium for 2025
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Alajuelense plans new stadium for 2025

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 9, 2021

Liga Deportiva Alajuelense on Thursday announced plans for a new soccer stadium, which would open in 2025 if the project is approved by club leaders. The new…

PAHO warns of concerning Covid-19 situation in South America
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Latin America
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PAHO warns of concerning Covid-19 situation in South America

Alina DIESTE / AFP - April 8, 2021

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) highlighted on Wednesday the worrying rise in Covid-19 infections in South America, and warned of the risk of "massive epidemics" in…

Tico Times #TBT: A 1947 documentary of Costa Rica
Throwback Thursday
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Throwback Thursday
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Tico Times #TBT: A 1947 documentary of Costa Rica

The Tico Times - April 8, 2021

It's Throwback Thursday, which means we take a look at Costa Rica's past. The nine-minute documentary showcases life in Costa Rica in the 1940s, as viewed through…

Costa Rican Consulate in Nicaragua resumes visa appointments
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican Consulate in Nicaragua resumes visa appointments

The Tico Times - April 8, 2021

Following the April 5 reopening of Costa Rica’s land borders to tourists, the Costa Rican Consulates in Managua and Chinandega, Nicaragua, have resumed visa appointments. Visa appointments…