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Suspending freedom of transit and assembly at sites with high COVID-19 cases would flatten the curve

(QCOSTARICA) Temporarily suspending freedom of transit and assembly to contain the expansion of the COVID-19 would flatten the contagion curve, according to Costa Rica's College of Physicians and Surgeons (Colegio de Médicos y Cirujanos). The proposal resurfaces at a time when the country has had...

Desamparados and Alajuelita Under Orange Alert. What does it imply?

(QCOSTARICA) We've all be heard of the "Orange" alert, the new alert level introduced by the National Emergency Commission (CNE), stuck in between Yellow and Red. For the most part, the alert was in place in several of the cantons of the northern zone. However,...

Paul Speckmann and Master Blast Their Way Through Costa Rica

An enthusiastic black-clad crowd at el Chivo Bar in Desamparados welcomed back legendary death metal band Master to Costa Rica after an absence of 21 years. Founder and frontman Paul Speckmann was joined by drummer Ruston Grosse and electric guitarist Pat Shea for a nonstop,...

Family that survives with just ¢75,000 a month: ‘We buy the basics … we can hardly buy meat’

The Grijalba Sandí family is one of the thousands of households in Costa Rica facing unemployment and extreme poverty. In this home, they survive on ¢75,000 (US$135) monthly. They do so with money from the Instituto Mixto de Ayuda Social (IMAS) - the government agency...

More than 11,500 families will benefit this year from housing bonds

The Government of the Carlos Alvarado is committed to providing, through the funds administered by the Banco Hipotecario de la Vivienda (BANHVI) - Housing Mortgage Bank - ȼ114.1 billion colones to grant 11,507 housing construction bonds and housing projects aimed at the low-income population. On...

Downpours Kept Emergency Services Busy Monday, More than 60 Incidents Reported In A Few Hours

The downpours Monday afternoon generated a series of damages in various communities around the country, including the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM). The Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) reported more than 60 incidents in San Carlos, Pococí, Sarapiquí, Cartago, Escazú, Curridabat, Desamparados, San José and...

OIJ Working Around The Clock To Solve Murder of Prosecutor

A 'very large' team of investigators and prosecutors are working around the clock to solve the murder of Heredia prosecutor, Hans De la O Solís, gunned down in front of his home in the early hours of Thursday. Mauricio Boraschi, deputy prosecutor of Territorial Prosecutors,...

Tunnel of Science Museum

The Tunnel of Science is visiting Costa Rica and offering a new view of the world. This traveling museum is a concept of the Max Planck Institute of Germany and its many research centers. It will be at the Villa Olympica in Desamparados until Dec....

Heavy Rains Flood Downtown San Jose; Landslide In Desamparados

The heavy rains of Wednesday afternoon once again flooded areas of downtown San Jose, the Hatillos, San Sebastian and Cañada del Sur. On the south side of San Jose, in Desamparados, a landslide... In San Jose, in the downtown area of Chinatown once again became...

Substation Explosion Affected The Daily Lives Of Some 500,000

Q COSTA RICA  - The explosion and fire that knocked out of service the El Porvenir (Desamparados) electrical substation on Wednesday affected the daily lives of some 500,000 in the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM) says the Compañía Nacional de Fuerza y Luz (CNFL) -...

Explosion & Fire In Substation Leaves Some 100,000 Without Electricity On South Side of San Jose

Q COSTA RICA - An explosion Wednesday evening at the Porvenir de Desamparados electrical substation left some 100,000 people on the south side of San Jose without electrical power for more than 6 hours. The explosion around 7:00 pm Wednesday caused a fire inside the...

5 Vehicle Collision in Desamparados, Fortunately No Fatalities

(QCOSTARICA) A total of five vehicles were involved in a multiple collision Sunday afternoon, in the area of the Parque de la Paz, in Desamparados, on the south side of the capital city. Given the extend of the damage to some of the vehicle, fortunately...

Seven Hours Stuck In San Jose Traffic

Diego Rodríguez practically spend all day - his working day - Wednesday in his vehicle due to traffic congestion, protests, road closures and delivery trucks parked in the narrow streets of San Jose, all contributing to the nightmare lived daily by drivers. According to his...

A Bloody Weekend: Four Dead and Four Wounded

QCOSTARICA - The second Sunday of the year left four dead and four wounded in separate incidents, in Goicoechea, San Rafael de Heredia, San José and Guácimo. The most bloody was in Ipis de Goicoechea (a highly conflictive area on the east side of San...

145,000 Thousand Without Water Today (Friday)

QCOSTARICA - If you live in Santa Ana, Escazú, Alajuelita or Desamparados and there is not water coming out of your faucet, The Acueductos y Alcantarillados (AyA) - the water and sewer utility - is carrying out its annual maintenance work at the Puente...

U.S. Man Shot In Santa Ana In Carjacking

(QCOSTARICA) Motivated to steal the vehicle, assailants shot a U.S. man outside his home in Pozos de Santa Ana, in an apparent carjacking (bajonazo in Spanish). The American, identified by his last name Morehead, was arriving at his home on Thursday night, around 10:00pm, when...

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