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Puerto Viejo Deep Dive: Costa Rica free from plastic

“We want a Costa Rica free of single use plastics, it is worth it to join this strategy,” said  Beate Heycke, Asociación Conservación del Planeta’s founder and director.

Costa Rica’s River Fence Prevents Ocean Plastic Pollution

One ton of plastic waste was recovered from the Virilla River. Since the installation of the floating waste collection fence, another ton of plastic...

Costa Rica Weekly Recap News Recap April 21, 2024: Plastics, Vaping and Tourism

https://youtu.be/uYa9ToWeU_M Vaping Surge in Costa Rica Alarms Health Authorities The Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS) reports a worrying increase in health issues linked to vaping,...

Costa Rica’s Single-Use Plastics Ban Takes Effect

The law that bans single-use plastics in Costa Rica comes into force on April 20th. This measure, approved in 2021, seeks to eliminate materials...

From Plastic Bags to Straws: Costa Rica’s New Law Tackles Single-Use Plastics

Costa Rica is making headlines in the fight against plastic waste with the signing of a new law that prohibits the commercialization and free...

Foreign Investment in Costa Rica: Evolution Free Trade Zone

Costa Rica continues to attract foreign investments and position itself as one of the countries where the Free Trade Zone Regime is a true...

Plastic Pollution In Costa Rica: 5 Possible Solutions To Fight It

Costa Rica, considered one of the most eco-friendly countries in the world, has been grappling with the problem of plastic pollution for a long...

Costa Rica is Helping to Solve Plastic Pollution Problem

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and several Costa Rican entities will remove approximately 200 thousand tons of non-recyclable plastics that are not correctly...

Nicaraguans stranded on the border with Costa Rica will receive free COVID tests

The result will allow Nicaraguans who remain stuck in the Peñas Blancas immigration post to enter their country from Costa Rica.

Costa Rica enters into free-trade agreement with South Korea

"This treaty is part of our country’s strategy to seek a closer relationship with the Asia-Pacific," said President Alvarado when signing the treaty at a ceremony.

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US Intensifies Battle Against Human Trafficking in Darién Jungle

The United States government announced on Tuesday that it will intensify its fight against human trafficking in the inhospitable Darién jungle between Colombia and...

El Salvador Sentences MS-13 Gang Member to 460 Years in Prison

The justice system of El Salvador sentenced a gang member of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) to 460 years in prison for aggravated extortion, the...

Nicaraguan President’s Brother Hospitalized After Treason Accusation

The dissident brother of Nicaraguan strongman Daniel Ortega, who the president has accused of "treason," has been hospitalized, according to exiled press. Retired army...

Costa Rica Wildlife: Meet the Central American Spider Monkey

Some animals seem perfectly designed for their environments. Dolphins’ streamlined bodies appear excellently adapted to slipping through the waves just as magnificent frigatebirds’ long wings make...

El Salvador Transfers 2,000 Gang Members to Mega-Prison Cecot

El Salvador transfers 2,000 alleged imprisoned gang members to mega-prison. More than 2,000 gang members who were imprisoned in different prisons across the country...
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