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Costa Rica’s Rincon de la Vieja volcano erupted

This morning, March 14, the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI) reported the eruption of Rincón de la Vieja volcano located in the province of Guanacaste. The eruption occurred in two phases at 5:30 am and 5:48 am and was accompanied by a steam cloud without high ash content heading northeast.

The institution shared photos and videos of the activity on its official social media accounts. OVSICORI also reported that no ash fall or lahars were observed. The most recent eruptions of Rincon de la Vieja occurred in 2011, 2017, and 2022. The 2022 eruption began on March 5 and lasted for several hours, producing a column of ash and gas that rose up to 2 km above the volcano’s summit. The authorities have implemented measures to protect the public such as evacuation plans and warning systems.

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Gisele Bündchen and Joaquim Valente are back in Costa Rica

Supermodel Gisele Bündchen and jiu-jitsu trainer Joaquim Valente have been spotted in Costa Rica multiple times in the past four months. The two, who were accompanied by a male friend and two dogs, were seen enjoying the ‘pura vida’ lifestyle. Although nothing has been confirmed, the pair have sparked rumors about their relationship. Bündchen and Valente have been seen jogging, riding horses, and having fun outdoors.

In November 2022, Bündchen was also in Costa Rica with her two children, Benjamin and Vivian, after her divorce from NFL superstar Tom Brady. Bündchen and Brady often visited Costa Rica and had a home in Santa Teresa. The 42-year-old is now back on track with her modeling career, having posed for fashion campaigns such as Chanel. It looks like the couple will continue to enjoy their Vacations in Costa Rica for the foreseeable future.

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Costa Rican Authorities Convene to Tackle Security Concerns

Congressman Rodrigo Arias has convened a meeting to seek solutions to combat insecurity and drug trafficking in Costa Rica. The meeting, which will take place on March 20, will involve authorities from the Supreme Court of Justice, the Public Prosecutor’s Office, the Judicial Investigation Organism (OIJ), the Ministry of Public Security (MSP), and other experts in the field.

It is aimed at defining the most important bills that should be discussed to tackle this issue. Congressman Arias is seeking to promote five urgent reforms that will serve as tools to prosecute and curb crime and involve judicial and police officials.

The President of Costa Rica, Rodrigo Chaves, has also called for a meeting with the Congress and the Court of Justice presidents. During the meeting, they will discuss topics such as bearing firearms, extraditions, precautionary measures, pretrial detention, prison benefits, wiretapping, juvenile criminal law, and minimum sentencing parameters for certain crimes. The President has also urged members of Congress to pass these laws in order to restore peace in the country.

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