U.S. Embassy in San José donates police van
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U.S. Embassy in San José donates police van

L. Arias - December 13, 2016

U.S. Ambassador S. Fitzgerald Haney shakes hands on Dec. 12 with San José Mayor Johnny Araya during a ceremony at which the Embassy donated a new police van…

Former Costa Rica President Luis Alberto Monge Álvarez dies at 90
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Costa Rica
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Former Costa Rica President Luis Alberto Monge Álvarez dies at 90

L. Arias - November 30, 2016

Former President Luis Alberto Monge Álvarez (1982–1986) died Tuesday night. He suffered cardiac arrest at San Juan de Dios Hospital in downtown San José. Rolando González, a…

Municipality of San José revives streetcar project for the capital
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Municipality of San José revives streetcar project for the capital

L. Arias - October 11, 2016

The Municipality of San José is moving forward with the feasibility studies required to open a streetcar system for the capital, designed to ease traffic and make it…

VIDEO: San José politicians, residents forego cars on World Car Free Day
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Costa Rica
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VIDEO: San José politicians, residents forego cars on World Car Free Day

Rebecca Males - September 23, 2016

Roads and highways in and around San José, Costa Rica were perhaps a bit less clogged on Sept. 22 as politicians, diplomats and residents took up the…

Costa Rica ex-President Luis Alberto Monge recovering in hospital after respiratory attack
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica ex-President Luis Alberto Monge recovering in hospital after respiratory attack

L. Arias - August 22, 2016

Former President Luis Alberto Monge Álvarez (1982–1986) was in stable condition at San Juan de Dios Hospital in San José on Monday, where he was admitted in…

San José to get nearly 100 new security cameras
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San José to get nearly 100 new security cameras

L. Arias - August 9, 2016

The Municipality of San José last weekend began installing 95 new security cameras at parks and other public areas in the capital with the aim at keeping surveillance around…

San José cracks down on street vendors
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San José cracks down on street vendors

L. Arias - May 5, 2016

Costa Rica's capital San José launched a special operation this week aimed at removing street vendors from pedestrian walkways. Municipal Police Chief Marcelo Solano said that on Monday…

He’s back: Johnny Araya will be San José mayor again, while his former party leads in other mayoral races
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He’s back: Johnny Araya will be San José mayor again, while his former party leads in other mayoral races

L. Arias - February 7, 2016

Preliminary results by Costa Rica's Supreme Elections Tribunal (TSE) on Sunday night showed turnout in municipal elections has increased from 28 percent in 2010 to 35 percent this…

Former San José mayor Johnny Araya confident he will win his job back in Sunday’s election
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Former San José mayor Johnny Araya confident he will win his job back in Sunday’s election

L. Arias - February 5, 2016

The former mayor of San José, Johnny Araya Monge, who headed the municipality for 22 years, believes progress has stalled since he left office in 2013 to pursue…

Elections: 13 candidates vie for San José mayor’s seat
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Costa Rica
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Elections: 13 candidates vie for San José mayor’s seat

The Tico Times - January 27, 2016

Municipal elections in Costa Rica will be held Sunday, Feb. 7 and the race to lead the capital San José -- the country's most populous city with the biggest…