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Police intervene party in La Carpio and are attacked

(QCOSTARICA) The 9-1-1 emergency service reports receiving hundreds of calls over the weekend of parties with large groups of people, in violation of the health measures in the battle against the coronavirus. For the part, the parties dispersed as police arrived. In some cases, police...

Pavas Fire Station Has Become A Drop-off Point For Shooting Victims

Typically fire stations are to house firefighters and their equipment. But the station in Pavas, San Jose, mainly has become a drop-off point for those injured in acts of violence, mainly from turf wars between rival gangs. Rather than firefighters rushing to an emergency, cars...

Voracious fire in La Carpio leaves seven dead: five adults and two children

A voracious fire this Saturday morning inLa Carpio, in La Uruca, San José, completely consumed a structure and left seven people dead: five adults and two children. The alarm went off at 3:54 am confirmed the Bomberos (fire department). "It is a single two storey structure,...

Nicaraguan Migrants Fleeing Turmoil Test Costa Rica’s Good Will

(NYT) - PEÑAS BLANCAS, Costa Rica — The three men, fearing for their lives, left their homes in western Nicaragua under the cover of night. A taxi drove them south for hours. At a bend in a road, they got out, walked through scrubland...

La Carpio Gets Its New School

One hundred thirty five students of La Carpio got their first day in their new school on Wednesday, with the opening of phase I of the school project that will benefit more than 2,100 students in one of the poorest neighborhoods on the west...

MOPT Analyzing If They Can “Take” Buses From Companies That Announced A Stop In Service

Q COSTA RICA - Two bus operators are calling it quits, throwing in the towel, announcing they will stop providing service to La Carpio, Barrio México, La Uruca and Barrio Escalante on July 17. The reason? Low fares and the inability or unwillingness of transport...

Belen Residents Complain Of Bad Odors Of Collapsed Landfill On San Jose Side Of The Virilla River

Q COSTA RICA - Environment and Health (Ambiente y Salud) authorities are investigating a "very serious problem" occurring over the weekend in a slope of the sanitary landfill of La Carpio, which borders with the river Virilla the limit between the cantons of San...

Bus Strike Cripples Thousands

UPDATE: Bus service was resumed by mid day on Wednesday. Is it a protest strike by the bus operators or are they really bankrupt? In any event, some 60,000 who live in the San Jose's “marginalized community” of La Carpio have had to walk, bike...

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