ICE seeks annulment of $112 million payment to Italian company
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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ICE seeks annulment of $112 million payment to Italian company

AFP - December 20, 2017

The state-owned Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) asked for an annulment of the mediation proceedings that require the institute to provide a large payment to the Italian…

BREAKING: Costa Rican prosecutor dies after shooting at his home
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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BREAKING: Costa Rican prosecutor dies after shooting at his home

Katherine Stanley - November 23, 2017

Costa Rican prosecutor Hans de la O Solís died early Thursday morning after being shot at his home in the southern part of the capital, San José.…

Costa Rican journalist named as Columbia’s first-ever Knight Chair in Data Journalism
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican journalist named as Columbia’s first-ever Knight Chair in Data Journalism

The Tico Times - November 23, 2017

Giannina Segnini, an award-winning investigative journalist from Costa Rica, has been named as the Columbia Journalism School's first Knight Chair in Data Journalism. The Knight Chair is…

‘Tis the season – to pay your vehicle circulation permit
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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‘Tis the season – to pay your vehicle circulation permit

Katherine Stanley - November 1, 2017

The National Insurance Institute (INS) begins collecting payments today for 2018 mandatory vehicle circulation permits, or marchamos. The payment varies according to the year, make and use of…

Various INCOFER routes suspended after two trains collide head on
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Various INCOFER routes suspended after two trains collide head on

Katherine Stanley - October 31, 2017

The Costa Rican Railroad Institute (INCOFER) announced in the wee hours of Tuesday morning that all train service between Heredia, Alajuela and San José is cancelled today…

President Solís recovers from successful prostate operation
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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President Solís recovers from successful prostate operation

AFP - October 18, 2017

President Luis Guillermo Solís took a medical leave to undergo prostate surgery Wednesday after postponing the procedure last week to oversee relief efforts related to Tropical Storm…

VIDEO: U.S. Ambassador Day signs donation of ships to Costa Rican Coast Guard
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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VIDEO: U.S. Ambassador Day signs donation of ships to Costa Rican Coast Guard

The Tico Times - October 14, 2017

New U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica Sharon Day and Public Security Minister Gustavo Mata visited the port of Caldera on the Central Pacific coast on Friday to…

Government charters flight to bring Costa Ricans home from Puerto Rico
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Caribbean
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Government charters flight to bring Costa Ricans home from Puerto Rico

Katherine Stanley - October 5, 2017

The Costa Rican government has arranged a flight for approximately 65 Ticos in Puerto Rico who have asked for assistance in returning to their country in the…

UPDATED: Tropical storm causes deaths, flooding in Costa Rica and region
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Caribbean
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UPDATED: Tropical storm causes deaths, flooding in Costa Rica and region

The Tico Times and AFP - October 5, 2017

See photos and video from around the country. A tropical storm churning north through Central America killed at least eight people in Costa Rica Thursday, with approximately…

Bad rainy season leaves dozens dead in Central America
Central America
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Central America
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Bad rainy season leaves dozens dead in Central America

AFP and The TIco Times - October 4, 2017

An unusually intense rainy season in Central America has left dozens dead and thousands more affected by damaged or destroyed homes and roads. Weather observatories said precipitation…