Costa Rica detains Somalian on terrorist alert
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica detains Somalian on terrorist alert

Michael Krumholtz - March 23, 2017

Costa Rican authorities say they detained a suspected terrorist in the country Wednesday after receiving an alert from U.S. immigration officials. Pubic Security Minister Gustavo Mata said in…

Costa Rica prepared for this season’s harsh weather, energy officials say
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica prepared for this season’s harsh weather, energy officials say

L. Arias - February 26, 2017

Despite harsh climate conditions, there's no need to worry — yet — about the ability of Costa Rica's hydroelectric plants to support the country's energy needs, the state-run…

Lawmakers exclude full hybrids from electric cars bill
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Lawmakers exclude full hybrids from electric cars bill

L. Arias - February 5, 2017

A legislative committee on Government Affairs has dismissed a series of motions seeking to include non-plug-in hybrids – cars powered by hydrogen or solar energy – in a tax-exemption bill focused…

Costa Rican Electricity Institute launches construction of artificial reef
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Costa Rican Electricity Institute launches construction of artificial reef

L. Arias - January 24, 2017

Eight divers from the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) are using waste material from the national electrical grid to build a structure expected to become an artificial reef. The institute reported on…

Regulator approves decrease in electricity rates for next quarter
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Regulator approves decrease in electricity rates for next quarter

L. Arias - December 22, 2016

The sustained decrease in the use of fossil fuels to generate electricity in recent months resulted in lower electricity rates that will apply for the next quarter. The Public…

Regulator approves decrease in electricity rates
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Regulator approves decrease in electricity rates

L. Arias - September 27, 2016

The onset of the rainy season and the launch of two renewable energy projects have prompted a decrease in electricity rates for the next three months. Both situations allowed for…

Costa Rica, Japan move forward with geothermal energy project
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Clean energy
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Costa Rica, Japan move forward with geothermal energy project

L. Arias - August 31, 2016

Japan has agreed to loan Costa Rica $224 million to finance part of the construction of a geothermal project in Liberia, Guanacaste. Representatives of the Japan International Cooperation Agency…

Costa Rica mobile carriers improve coverage, but not internet speed
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Costa Rica mobile carriers improve coverage, but not internet speed

L. Arias - August 25, 2016

Costa Rica’s mobile carriers perform well with their 2G and 3G networks, but they need improvements in coverage and quality of their 4G networks. These are some of…

Electricity rates to go up starting July
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Costa Rica
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Electricity rates to go up starting July

L. Arias - June 28, 2016

Costa Rica's Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) announced Tuesday that electricity rates for all but one of the country's providers will go up starting next month. The agency said…

ICE to create artificial reefs with waste from electrical grid
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Climate Change
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ICE to create artificial reefs with waste from electrical grid

L. Arias - June 13, 2016

The government-run Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) is working on a project to create artificial reefs using waste material from the national electrical grid. The plan is to…