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Krispy Kreme Delights Costa Rica

Krispy Kreme’s long-awaited arrival in Costa Rica was met with an incredible outpouring of excitement, as loyal donut fans eagerly awaited their opening in Escazú. On Saturday, May 13th, the official opening sparked a remarkable scene of crowded roads, snaking lines of cars, and determined customers camping outside the premises. The ensuing weekend witnessed chaos, with lines stretching endlessly and police intervention necessary to regulate the overwhelming influx of visitors. To celebrate their arrival, Krispy Kreme distributed thousands of free donuts in various areas and rewarded the most dedicated fan with a complimentary weekly supply of 12 donuts for an entire year. Since its founding in 1937, Krispy Kreme has become a worldwide phenomenon, and Costa Ricans can now revel in the irresistible charm of their Original Glazed Donuts and other delicious offerings.

Costa Rica Court Protects Manuel Antonio National Park

The Constitutional Court of Costa Rica has invalidated the National System of Conservation Areas’ decision to increase visitor numbers in Manuel Antonio National Park. The court has given a 24-hour deadline for reducing the daily visitor limit from 3,000 to 1,120 individuals. The ruling was based on the court’s belief that the current flow of visitors places an excessive burden on the park without sufficient technical study. The court’s decision upholds the right to an ecologically healthy environment, as stated in the constitution. Data showed that the park was operating beyond its capacity by 267.9% due to the increased visitors.

Costa Rica Grants its First license for Medical Cannabis

Costa Rica has made significant progress in the medical cannabis industry by granting authorization to Azul Wellness S.A. The Costa Rican company, supported by the Jenkins family, plans to establish a cannabis production and processing facility in Filadelfia, Guanacaste. They have partnered with Merida Capital Holdings, a reputable U.S. private equity fund specializing in medical cannabis investments, to cultivate psychoactive cannabis varieties initially, with a focus on exporting the material. Costa Rica’s favorable climate and strategic location position Costa Rica as a promising hub for cannabis cultivation and processing, with the potential to become a key player in the global medical cannabis market.

Costa Rica Airport Project in Osa

The proposed international airport project in Osa, Costa Rica, is facing growing opposition due to its potential environmental, social, and cultural impact. The project was initially proposed in 2010 and has been a subject of debate for several years. President Rodrigo Chaves has recently expressed enthusiasm for the project, citing its potential benefits for the tourism industry. However, local communities are concerned about the economic implications and lack of institutional support. Moreover, experts from the University of Costa Rica have identified numerous issues with the environmental and socioeconomic impact study. Environmentalists have also raised worries about the “mega tourism” model associated with the airport, which could have detrimental effects on the fragile region. Alternative solutions, such as the expansion of Route 27 and the road network, and the improvement of existing airfields, have been suggested as possible alternatives.

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