Repairs to sewers will close roads in downtown San José
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Repairs to sewers will close roads in downtown San José

L. Arias - March 30, 2017

Motorists and pedestrians prepare: Traffic jams in downtown San José could get worse starting next week. The Water and Sewers Institute (AyA) will close roads to repair and replace some…

San José’s new bike path expected to be ready in July
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San José’s new bike path expected to be ready in July

L. Arias - March 20, 2017

Crews from the Municipality of San José began work Monday on a new stretch of the capital’s bike path. The route will connect San Pedro, just east of the city…

UPDATE: Green alert declared as Turrialba Volcano ashfall intensifies
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Costa Rica
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UPDATE: Green alert declared as Turrialba Volcano ashfall intensifies

Michael Krumholtz - January 5, 2017

The National Emergency Commission (CNE) declared a Green Alert for the Central Valley on Thursday afternoon as Turrialba Volcano continued to pump ash intothe skies in the…

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…

Transport Ministry plans 40 bicycle parking facilities in San José
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Transport Ministry plans 40 bicycle parking facilities in San José

L. Arias - December 8, 2016

The Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) is working on a plan to build 40 bicycle racks in San José, and ministry officials want people to weigh in.…

Two Costa Rican police officers killed in San José
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Two Costa Rican police officers killed in San José

Michael Krumholtz - October 12, 2016

Four off-duty police officers were shot and two died from gunshot wounds early Wednesday morning in San Sebastián, just south of downtown San José. According to Judicial Investigation Police…

Cities filled with art: A visit to the 10th Central American Biennial
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Art Walks
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Cities filled with art: A visit to the 10th Central American Biennial

Elizabeth Lang - September 24, 2016

The tenth edition of the Central American Biennial has brought a wide selection of paintings, sculptures, installations, videos and music, as well as workshops from artists from throughout the region,…

Uber Costa Rica to allow riders to pay in cash
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Uber Costa Rica to allow riders to pay in cash

Michael Krumholtz - September 23, 2016

Uber Costa Rica will soon allow its customers to pay for their rides in cash, the company announced in a Friday news release. Beginning Monday, Sept. 26, users can pay their…

Costa Ricans pledge to go car free on Sept. 22
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Climate Change
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Costa Ricans pledge to go car free on Sept. 22

L. Arias - September 12, 2016

Environmental activists are encouraging Costa Ricans to leave their cars at home on Sept. 22 and instead walk, ride a bike, use public transportation or at least…

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…