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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

Costa Rican authorities are searching for a woman who disappeared Tuesday while hiking to Cerro Ventisqueros, the country's second-highest peak and part of Chirripó National Park. On…

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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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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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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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 hospitalized…

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…