Demonstration, arts festival to complicate vehicle traffic in San José on Thursday
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Demonstration, arts festival to complicate vehicle traffic in San José on Thursday

L. Arias - June 28, 2017

People needing to go to San José on Thursday should take a very careful look at their route. A public workers' demonstration will take over downtown streets…

Travel Alert: Route 32 to Limón to close for two days this week
Business
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Business
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Travel Alert: Route 32 to Limón to close for two days this week

L. Arias - May 31, 2017

Route 32, the main road connecting the capital, San José, with the Caribbean province of Limón, will close for six hours both on Thursday and Friday. The Public…

Cars, cars and more cars: Costa Rica’s worsening love affair
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Newsletter
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Cars, cars and more cars: Costa Rica’s worsening love affair

Alvaro Murillo - March 23, 2017

Recommended: Costa Rica, fake news and the 'Trump effect' - we are unprepared I love talking to Costa Rican friends who live abroad and come back from…

Lawmaker proposes suspending permits of motorists who crash into trains
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Lawmaker proposes suspending permits of motorists who crash into trains

L. Arias - February 14, 2017

Legislator Rafael Ortiz Fábrega submitted a draft bill aimed at sanctioning motorists who damage trains with the suspension of their drivers' licenses for a full year. The Christian Social Unity Party lawmaker proposed…

Costa Rica ranks as one of the world’s most dangerous countries for drivers
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica ranks as one of the world’s most dangerous countries for drivers

Michael Krumholtz - December 16, 2016

If you feel like you're putting your life on the line every time you get behind the wheel in Costa Rica, now you've got some statistics to back…

Construction to begin soon to curb heavy traffic on Circunvalación beltway
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Business
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Construction to begin soon to curb heavy traffic on Circunvalación beltway

L. Arias - September 8, 2016

President Luis Guillermo Solís took a tour Wednesday of construction projects around the San José metro area designed to ease the capital's ever-worsening traffic problems. The projects…

President Solís demands explanation for spike in traffic jams
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President Solís demands explanation for spike in traffic jams

L. Arias - June 15, 2016

President Luis Guillermo Solís says he's stumped by what, exactly, has been causing a recent increase in traffic jams. He says the problem goes beyond road capacity. “You could double…

Waze now gives Costa Rica drivers advice on skirting vehicle restrictions
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Waze now gives Costa Rica drivers advice on skirting vehicle restrictions

Zach Dyer - January 13, 2016

The popular navigation app Waze released a new option buried in its latest update that claims to help drivers avoid vehicle restrictions in congested San José. [caption…

Deaths on Costa Rica roads reach new record
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Crime
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Deaths on Costa Rica roads reach new record

L. Arias - December 4, 2015

The death of a motorcyclist last weekend brought the traffic death toll this year to 356, a figure that surpassed the 355 recorded in all 2014. The number also is…

Waze: Costa Rica among the world’s worst countries to drive
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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Waze: Costa Rica among the world’s worst countries to drive

L. Arias - October 3, 2015

The popular navigation smartphone app Waze listed Costa Rica as the 10th worst country in the world to drive a vehicle in its first Global Driver Satisfaction Index,…