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    Government Issues Special Regulations For Public Transport During COVID-19 Emergency

    Government Issues Special Regulations For Public Transport During COVID-19 Emergency

    The Costa Rican government announced the new regulations that will be mandatory for providing public transport service by bus, taxis

    School in Platanar de San Carlos Evacuated Due to Fumigation in Nearby Pineapple Plantation

    In Platanar de Florencia de San Carlos, 21 students, their teachers, and even the principal of "La Ceiba" school were transferred to the local...

    Mini Tremors Shaking Things Up in Costa Rica

    At least a hundred people living in the “Primo Verdad” buildings, located on Arqueros Avenue, southeast of the city of Aguascalientes (Mexico),...

    RED ALERT of the National Emergency Commission to the Population in Costa Rica

    Due to the effects of the last hours and the saturation of the soils, the National Commission of Emergencies (CNE) declared RED ALERT for...
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    How Do We Face Alajuela’s Seismic Swarm?

    In the last few days near Tenorio Volcano, there has been a series of telluric movements putting the region's inhabitants in an alert status....
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    Public Schools Cannot Return to Lessons yet

    Although the Ministry of Public Education (MEP) has resumed classes in most cantons in the country, 11,643 students will have to wait a little...
    Landslides in Alajuela, Costa Rica

    Costa Rica in Emergency

    Due to the effects of the tropical storm "Nate" that is affecting many regions of Costa Rica, the Ministry of Public Education (MEP) announced...

    Massive Fires in Portugal Threaten Thousands

    Wildfires that have been raging through Portugal since Friday are threatening  the city of Funchal on the Portuguese island of Madeira and could displace...
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    Turrialba Volcano Very Active Over the Weekend With Ash Eruptions and Small Quakes

    The Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica, which since last October has maintained constant activity continues excite with new ash eruptions accompanied by seismic movements...

    Dinghies Beware: The North Pacific Will Continue to See Choppy Ocean Conditions Through the...

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Strong winds will continue through the weekend causing choppy seas in the North Pacific area of Costa Rica. A...

    Landslide Closes Route 32 Near the Zurquí Tunnel

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The Ministry of Public Works and Transportation (MOPT) announced that a landslide at kilometer 24 of Route 32...

    High Wave and Wind Warning Issued for Costa Rica’s North Pacific Coast

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Today the National Emergency Commission of Costa Rica (CNE) declared a preventative weather alert for the North Pacific area...

    Three Pitbulls and 33 Roosters Were Rescued From Illegal Fighting Rings in Guadalupe

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The National Animal Health Service of Costa Rica (SENASA) announced that they were able to rescue 33 roosters and three...

    Costa Rica Safety Institutions Assess Protocols to Prevent Future Disasters at Sea

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The Costa Rica government reported that it is working to improve safety and emergency protocols to prevent tragedies...

    All Capsized Catamaran Survivors Accounted For; Incident Caused by High Winds

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - According to an official government report, there were 106 people rescued, including the crew, from the Pura Vida Princess catamaran...

    Vacation Catamaran Sinks Off the Coast of Costa Rica; 54 of the 98 Passengers...

    The Costa  Rica News (TCRN) - Tourists on a pleasure cruise had a terrible turn of events when the catamaran caught fire, stranding 98...

    Solis Lifts Procedural Labor Reform, Banning Essential Public Service Workers From Striking

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - As of yesterday, an executive order by  President Luis Guillermo Solís to lift the ban on procedural labor reform will prohibit...

    Plan A Perfect Costa Rica Getaway Now!

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Truly, it's not at all difficult to plan a vacation to Costa Rica, but it is possible to...

    Bird Causes Avianca Airplane to Make an Emergency Landing at SJO

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - An Avianca plane made an emergency landing today in Costa Rica after a bird slammed into one of...

    Turrialba Ash is Hitting Dogs in the Area Hardest; Many Have Been Abandoned

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Dogs have been the creatures hit hardest by the ash emanating from the Turrialba volcano. Reports from the Ministry of...
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    Want to See an Active Volcano? Experts Think Turrialba Will Continue the Show for...

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Turrialba’s volcanic activity could extend for weeks and even months, according to Gino Gonzalez, volcanologist at the National Seismological Network...

    Costa Rica Emergency Commission Enables Environmental Radio Monitoring for Indigenous Communities

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The National Emergency Commission (CNE) provided training to indigenous inhabitants of 38 communities in Talamanca to familiarize this...

    Ministry of Health Assures No Panic is Needed; Costa Rica is Proactive and Ready...

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – More concrete actions were reported this morning by the authorities of the Ministry of Health and Costa Rican...

    High Tide Warning Issued for Costa Rica's Pacific Coast This Week

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The National Emergency Commission (CNE) has issued a high tide and possible flood warning for the residents of...

    New Specialized Tsunami Detection Center Installed in Heredia

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The first Central American tsunami monitoring room was opened on this week at the National University (UNA) in...

    Disaster Protocol Drills Prove Costa Rica is Prepared for National Emergencies

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The Costa Rican authorities were satisfied with the nation’s disaster training which took place yesterday morning. The president of...

    Costa Rica Prepares ‘Green Alert’ to Fight the Chikungunya Virus

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) –The Ministry of Health is preparing for the declaration of a ‘green alert’ for chikungunya in the country. According to the Director...

    El Niño Will Torment Costa Rica's Central Valley Over the Next 3 Months

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The next three months could be critical for the people of La Cruz, Cañas, Liberia, some areas of...

    Costa Rica's Rainy Season Increases Landslides for Over Half the Country

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Over  60% of the Costa Rica is mountainous, so this percentage is prone to landslides and mudslides, especially...

    Volunteers Rally to Provide New Housing for Costa Rican Families in Need

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Over 200 volunteers from the TECHO organization will build 15 emergency houses for 15 families in the community...

    Discovery Channel Producer Bitten by Fer-de-lance While Working in Costa Rica

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – A producer from the Discovery Network was bitten by a poisonous snake during a visit to Costa Rica,...

    Costa Rican Child Rescued from Locked Car

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The Fire Department confirmed that there was a call received by emergency services regarding a child locked in...

    Hydroelectric Plant on Cocos Island on Schedule for Completion by 2015

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The construction of the hydroelectric plant on the Cocos Island National Park is completed by 30% and expected...
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    CNE declares Yellow Alert due to heavy rains

    More than 20 roads are closed in 10 communities due to landslides caused by the heavy rains that have poured over the country since...

    Arias warns Honduran elections won’t be recognized

    By JENNIFER KAY (AP) CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Costa Rica's President Oscar Arias on Tuesday commended the interim president of Honduras for saying he will...

    “Morning After Pill” Still In Costa Rica’s Congress

    The "Morning After Pill" - the emergency contraception - in Costa Rica is still far from reality for many women to prevent pregnancy after...
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    Insurers aim to save from overseas medical tourism

    Elizabeth Kunz left her dentist's office this spring with a mouth full of problems and no way to pay for them. The South Carolina...
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