President Luis Guillermo Solís orders plan to protect cyclists
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Costa Rica
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President Luis Guillermo Solís orders plan to protect cyclists

L. Arias - February 6, 2017

President Luis Guillermo Solís ordered a group of his ministers and officials to draft, within 30 days, a comprehensive plan to improve protection for cyclists. Solís announced the…

Cyclists demand better protection on Costa Rican roads
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Costa Rica
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Cyclists demand better protection on Costa Rican roads

L. Arias - January 31, 2017

The deaths of three cyclists struck by a hit-and-run driver on Sunday prompted urban biking groups to organize a public demonstration to demand tougher laws and more protection…

President Solís demands explanation for spike in traffic jams
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Business
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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…

Costa Rican health minister: Auto accidents are a public health issue
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Health
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Costa Rican health minister: Auto accidents are a public health issue

Zach Dyer - August 4, 2015

Costa Rica’s health minister called auto accidents a public health priority on Monday during the presentation of the country’s new National Health Plan. Health Minister Dr. Fernando Llorca’s…

Costa Rica Holy Week deadliest in 10 years
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Crime
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Costa Rica Holy Week deadliest in 10 years

Zach Dyer - April 6, 2015

A U.S. citizen was among 44 people killed during Holy Week this year in Costa Rica — the highest death toll for the holiday in a decade, the…

Drunk driver nosedives car into Paquera ferry
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Newsletter
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Drunk driver nosedives car into Paquera ferry

Zach Dyer - April 3, 2015

Hopefully your trip to the beach Thursday went better than this guy’s. Thursday afternoon, ferry service between Puntarenas and Paquera was interrupted after a white Hyundai Santa…

Costa Rica’s Holy Week vacation off to a deadly start
Crime
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Crime
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Costa Rica’s Holy Week vacation off to a deadly start

Zach Dyer - March 30, 2015

The weekend of Palm Sunday, on March 29, is the unofficial start to spring break in Costa Rica. School lets out for the Easter holiday and those…

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US citizen dies in Jacó car crash

Zach Dyer - March 4, 2015

Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) reported that a 53-year-old U.S. citizen with the last name Levine died in a car accident in the popular beach town of Jacó…

It’s time to reduce motorcyclist fatalities in Costa Rica, says Roadway Safety Council
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Crime
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It’s time to reduce motorcyclist fatalities in Costa Rica, says Roadway Safety Council

L. Arias - November 4, 2014

Costa Rica's Roadway Safety Council, or COSEVI, is developing a "National Plan for Motorcyclists" that aims to reduce by 20 percent the number of fatalities in the…

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Victims in fatal bus crash in southern Costa Rica were local health care workers

Corey Kane - July 28, 2014

Residents in southern Costa Rica are mourning the deaths of three people – two of them health care workers – killed in a Friday evening bus crash that left several…