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…

First showers of the rainy season cause spike in traffic jams, accidents
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First showers of the rainy season cause spike in traffic jams, accidents

L. Arias - June 6, 2016

Thousands of motorists have been forced to deal with the frustration of spending up to five hours stuck in traffic as the first days of the rainy season…

Comptroller General’s Office approves contract to expand Route 32
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Comptroller General’s Office approves contract to expand Route 32

L. Arias - April 28, 2016

The expansion from two to four lanes of a 107-kilometer stretch of Route 32, the main road to the Caribbean region, is finally moving forward after the…

Travel Alert: Route 32 through Braulio Carrillo closed over the weekend
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Travel Alert: Route 32 through Braulio Carrillo closed over the weekend

L. Arias - March 2, 2016

The section of Route 32, the main road connecting San José with the Caribbean province of Limón, through Braulio Carrillo National Park will be closed this weekend,…

Solís pledges to fix La Platina bridge – the third president to make the promise
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Solís pledges to fix La Platina bridge – the third president to make the promise

L. Arias - February 26, 2016

President Luis Guillermo Solís has become the third president to promise to fix the bridge over the Virilla River known by Ticos as “La Platina,” located on the…

Route 32 closed again; officials warn of more closures throughout rainy season
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Route 32 closed again; officials warn of more closures throughout rainy season

L. Arias - July 7, 2015

Traffic Police reopened Route 32, Costa Rica's most important road between the Central Valley and Limón province, at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday. But at 5 p.m. police…

Intense rains in Costa Rica’s Caribbean, northern regions prompt evacuations
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Intense rains in Costa Rica’s Caribbean, northern regions prompt evacuations

L. Arias - July 7, 2015

Flooding caused by heavy rains in Costa Rica’s northern and Caribbean regions has forced emergency agencies to evacuate a total of 580 people, the National Emergency Commission…

Travel Alert: Two new landslides block Route 32 to Caribbean
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Travel Alert: Two new landslides block Route 32 to Caribbean

L. Arias - July 6, 2015

Vehicle passage on Route 32, the main highway connecting Costa Rica's capital San José with the Caribbean province of Limón, was again blocked Monday after heavy rains caused two…

Residents OK to return home after flooding, officials say
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Residents OK to return home after flooding, officials say

L. Arias - June 25, 2015

A noticeable decrease in rainfall prompted National Emergency Commission (CNE) officials on Thursday to give the green light for hundreds of families in six shelters to return to their homes in…

Flooding in Costa Rica prompts evacuation of more than 450 people
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Environment and Wildlife
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Flooding in Costa Rica prompts evacuation of more than 450 people

L. Arias - June 23, 2015

A total of 458 people were evacuated to six shelters in Costa Rica's Caribbean and Northern regions due to flooding caused by heavy rains beginning over the weekend, the National…