Looking back at Hurricane Maria: the initial impact
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Looking back at Hurricane Maria: the initial impact

John McPhaul - December 12, 2017

As Costa Rica joins many other nations in looking back upon the devastating 2017 hurricane season, longtime Tico Times contributor John McPhaul reflects on his experience at…

Cold front claims fourth victim in Costa Rica
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Cold front claims fourth victim in Costa Rica

Katherine Stanley - December 12, 2017

High winds claimed the life of a fourth victim in Costa Rica as the cold front that has been moving through the country since the weekend continued…

Strong winds cause three deaths in Costa Rica, one in El Salvador
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Strong winds cause three deaths in Costa Rica, one in El Salvador

AFP - December 10, 2017

Three people have died in Costa Rica, includiing two Swiss tourists, and one in El Salvador as a result of intense winds in the region caused by…

Rains expected to lessen as of Saturday; Manuel Antonio reopens
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Rains expected to lessen as of Saturday; Manuel Antonio reopens

Katherine Stanley - October 27, 2017

Manuel Antonio National Park has reopened and damage from continuing heavy rains this week appears to have been limited. Earlier this week, authorities expressed concerns that heavy…

Manuel Antonio National Park closed due to heavy rains
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Manuel Antonio National Park closed due to heavy rains

Katherine Stanley - October 24, 2017

Costa Rica's most popular national park, Manuel Antonio, on the Central Pacific coast, is closed until further notice because of heavy rains in the area. The National…

Alert declared once more for Pacific slope due to heavy rains
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Alert declared once more for Pacific slope due to heavy rains

Katherine Stanley - October 23, 2017

The National Meteorological Institute (IMN) has announced that rains are expected to increase significantly on Costa Rica's Pacific Slope beginning on Tuesday. The Central and Southern Pacific…

Rescue operations, recovery continue after Hurricane Nate
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Rescue operations, recovery continue after Hurricane Nate

Katherine Stanley - October 9, 2017

See also: VIDEO - Water sweeps away roads, bridges, cattle Rescues for flooded areas, attention to communities cut off from the rest of the country, delivery of…

Government decrees state of mourning; donation, volunteer efforts increase
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Government decrees state of mourning; donation, volunteer efforts increase

Katherine Stanley - October 6, 2017

See also: Tropical storm causes deaths, flooding in Costa Rica and region The government of Costa Rica decreed three days of national morning beginning today at noon…

VIDEOS: Water sweeps away roads, bridges, cattle around Costa Rica
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VIDEOS: Water sweeps away roads, bridges, cattle around Costa Rica

Katherine Stanley - October 6, 2017

In the aftermath of Tropical Storm Nate – which caused deaths, flooding and countless infrastructure crises around Costa Rica on Thursday – communities, news outlets and regional websites…

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