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Decarbonization will bring significant economic benefits to Costa Rica, study says
Costa Rica
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Decarbonization will bring significant economic benefits to Costa Rica, study says

AFP and The Tico Times - November 24, 2020

Costa Rica's decarbonization plan, which seeks to transform the economy through low-emission transport and production systems, will provide the country with net economic benefits of $41 billion…

Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Tuesday, November 24
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Tuesday, November 24

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 24, 2020

Costa Rica suffered 21 new coronavirus-related deaths over the past day for a total of 1,662, according to official data released Tuesday afternoon by the Health Ministry.…

CDC advises ‘all people’ to avoid cruise ships, citing COVID risk
Travel & Tourism
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Travel & Tourism
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CDC advises ‘all people’ to avoid cruise ships, citing COVID risk

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 24, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in the United States issued an updated warning advising “all people” to avoid traveling on cruise ships during the coronavirus pandemic.…

Drug trafficking in Central America remains prevalent during pandemic, authorities say
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Drug trafficking in Central America remains prevalent during pandemic, authorities say

AFP - November 24, 2020

Drug trafficking to the United States, through Central America, has managed to keep pace despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Panamanian authorities warned Monday after presenting 1.7 tons of…

News briefs: Costa Rica news highlights to start your Tuesday
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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News briefs: Costa Rica news highlights to start your Tuesday

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 24, 2020

Happy Tuesday from The Tico Times! Here's the news you should know as a new day starts in Costa Rica. **** The Health Ministry is raising the…

Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Monday, November 23
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Monday, November 23

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 23, 2020

The Health Ministry now only holds coronavirus press conferences twice-weekly, on Tuesdays and Fridays. As a result, our updates on other days contain less information. Costa Rica has…

Back-to-back hurricanes exacerbate poverty in Nicaragua
Central America
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Central America
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Back-to-back hurricanes exacerbate poverty in Nicaragua

Julia RIOS / AFP - November 23, 2020

The North Caribbean, one of the poorest regions of Nicaragua, is mired in uncertainty and despair after the double blow of hurricanes Eta and Iota, which sowed…

Pandemic inflames violence against women, UN data show
Gender violence
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Gender violence
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Pandemic inflames violence against women, UN data show

Jessica Lopez with AFP bureaus - November 23, 2020

No country has been spared the coronavirus epidemic, nor the scourge of domestic violence, which has surged during lockdowns as the day marking such violence approaches on…

Costa Rica registers first signs of economic recovery since start of pandemic, Finance Ministry says
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica registers first signs of economic recovery since start of pandemic, Finance Ministry says

AFP - November 23, 2020

Costa Rica's economy began to show signs of recovery, its first since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, with an increase in tax collection over the first…

News briefs: Costa Rica news highlights to start your week
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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News briefs: Costa Rica news highlights to start your week

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 23, 2020

Happy Monday from The Tico Times! We hope you had a wonderful weekend. Here's the news you should know as a new week starts in Costa Rica.…