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Rainy onslaught by Hurricane Eta batters Guanacaste

QCOSTARICA - The central Pacific, as well as Guanacaste and the canton of Upala, in the northern zone (Alajuela), are on an orange alert due to the intensification of the rains in that area due to the indirect influence of Hurricane Eta. The National Emergency...

“OIJ CR Safe” App Provides Safety Advice For Tourists

Costa Rica’s  Organismo de Investigacion Judicial (OIJ) - Judicial police - have released a mobile phone app(lication) that helps tourists stay safe when visiting the country. The app, called “OIJ CR Safe” - in English and in Spanish - has options for "resident"  and "tourist". For...

Every Five Minutes A Woman Calls 9-1-1 For Help In A Domestic Violence

It's Friday morning. No futbol (soccer) game, the day is not a holiday or other situation considered by the authorities as "a trigger for domestic violence." However, 9-1-1 operator Laura Rodríguez logs a call that activates a response protocol that may involve more than...

Bomberos Ambulance Negotiating Downtown San Jose Traffic & People

Had it turned out to be a real emergency, the ambulance took 5 minutes to travel less than two blocks, first a Calle (Road) congested and second an Avenida (Avenue) with people that appeared upset that a vehicle was intruding on their pedestrian walkway. Photos...

Panama Sends Helicopter & Crew To Assist in Emergency in The Carribean

(QCOSTARICA) - The government of Panama has sent a helicopter and crew to provide support to first responder institutions working in the affected areas by the rains in flooding of this past week. The Ministerio de Seguridad Publica (MSP) confirmed the helicopter and crew are...


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