Costa Rica’s southern Pacific hit by heavy rains, flooding
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Costa Rica’s southern Pacific hit by heavy rains, flooding

L. Arias - November 17, 2016

Heavy showers and strong winds in much of the country prompted the National Emergency Commission (CNE) to declare a preventive alert on Thursday to warn people in…

Turrialba Volcano spews ash for fourth consecutive day
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Turrialba Volcano spews ash for fourth consecutive day

L. Arias - September 29, 2016

Turrialba Volcano continued spewing ash and gases on Thursday in what the University of Costa Rica's National Seismological Network (RSN) volcanologist Mauricio Mora called one of its longest…

Juan Santamaría airport reopens for flights after volcanic eruptions
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Juan Santamaría airport reopens for flights after volcanic eruptions

L. Arias - September 20, 2016

Costa Rica’s Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) reopened at noon on Tuesday, nearly a full day after it was closed because of large amounts of volcanic ash in…

US travel alert for Nicaragua comes amid string of detentions, upcoming elections
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US travel alert for Nicaragua comes amid string of detentions, upcoming elections

Zach Dyer - July 6, 2016

Nicaragua's periodic detention of foreign activists, journalists and researchers, and its upcoming election, have caused the governments of the United States and Costa Rica to warn their…

Costa Rica airport restricts liquids in carry-ons
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Costa Rica airport restricts liquids in carry-ons

L. Arias - April 14, 2016

Starting April 19, the Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC) will enforce the same airport restrictions on liquids, aerosols or gels in carry-on luggage as the U.S. Transportation Security Administration.…

Costa Rica boosts measures against Zika, rules out risks for tourists
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Costa Rica boosts measures against Zika, rules out risks for tourists

L. Arias - February 9, 2016

Officials from several government agencies on Monday said the current situation of Zika virus does not pose a risk for tourists traveling to Costa Rica, and that there is…

Australian politician calls for US travel warning after California shooting
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Australian politician calls for US travel warning after California shooting

Ishaan Tharoor | The Washington Post - December 4, 2015

Tim Fischer, a retired Australian politician and former deputy prime minister in the right-wing government of Prime Minister John Howard, issued a stern rebuke of U.S. gun…

Obama: No sign of credible terror plot against US
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Obama: No sign of credible terror plot against US

Juliet Eilperin | The Washington Post - November 25, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. President Barack Obama said Wednesday there is "no specific and credible intelligence" to suggest that terrorists have any plans to strike the United States…

US issues global travel alert due to ‘increased terrorist threats’
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US issues global travel alert due to ‘increased terrorist threats’

AFP - November 23, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States issued a worldwide travel alert on Monday warning U.S. citizens of "increased terrorist threats" in the wake of the Paris attacks. And a massive…

Puerto Viejo: Is it time to lift the US travel alert?
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Puerto Viejo: Is it time to lift the US travel alert?

The Tico Times - November 9, 2015

U.S. Embassy officials recently met with expats in Puerto Viejo, the lively tourist mecca on Costa Rican’s southern Caribbean coast, to discuss a travel alert that has…