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The Fearsome March of 1920: A Century Ago, Costa Rica Faced Another Pandemic

The so-called Spanish flu wreaked havoc in Costa Rica exactly 100 years ago: it left almost 2,300 dead, canceled theaters and dances, postponed the school year and tested an incipient health system ... History repeats itself; any resemblance to today may not be coincidental.

Cruise Season Suspended in Limón on COVID-19

The Junta de Administración Portuaria y de Desarrollo Económico de la Vertiente Atlántica (Japdeva) announced the suspension of the cruise season in Limón. Fourteen cruise ships will not dock at Limon between March 17 to April 30. "We know that this will have an impact on...

Record Durg Seisure: 5 tons of cocaine found in container at Limon Terminal

Almost six tons of cocaine headed for the European market were found in a container in the APM Terminal facilities in Moín, Limón. The cocaine was in a shipment headed for Holland said Michael Soto, the Ministro de Seguridad Publica during a press conference in...

Climate Change: This is what some places in Costa Rica may look like in 2080

Costa Rica will not escape the effects of climate change and, if the trend continues, by 2080 many parts of the Ticolandia will look dramatically different: in some cases, flooded by rising sea level and in others, almost desert-like due to high temperatures. At the...

Is Costa Rica a Caribbean country?

Is Costa Rica a Caribbean country? In a way, yes. It’s mostly a matter of semantics…what does it mean to be a “Caribbean Country” anyway? Does Costa Rica border the Caribbean Sea? Yes. Natives and residents often refer to Costa Rica in terms of regions —...

Private companies promote megaworks that governments postponed for years

Three projects that governments have postponed for years have returned to the scene in recent months at the initiative of private companies. The companies dusted off a chapter of the concessions law that allows them to offer the authorities to carry out the long-past investment...

Moin Port Terminal Efficiency Improved

One year after the start-up of operations of the maritime terminal in Costa Rica, businessmen recognize that efficiency has improved, but insist that there should be a reduction in tariffs. At the end of October 2018, the Moín Container Terminal was definitively received and immediately...

The largest cruise ship in the history of the Japdeva terminal arrives in Limón

With a radiant sun and the joy of its people, Limón on Saturday warmly welcomed 5,757 passengers and 2,650 crew of the Island Princess and Norwegian Joy, the seventh and eighth cruiseliner of the 2018-2019 season to make port in Costa Rica. Coming from Colon,...

Costa Rica – Panama Bridge Half Way There

The construction of the new binational bridge over the Sixaola River, which is being jointly carried out by Costa Rica and Panama, presents a global advance of 56%. At the same time, the relocation of the border posts of both countries in matters of migration,...

Costa Rica Will Have New Container Inspection System

Costa Rican authorities announced they plan to implement a Non-Intrusive Inspection System for the inspection of containers, which will be held on September 30 with companies interested in developing it. This system will consist of a remote inspection center (CIR), scanners, cameras reading plates and...

Chinese shipping company opens direct service from Moín to Shanghai

The Chinese state-owned shipping and logistics services supplier company, Cosco (China Ocean Shipping Company), opened a new maritime service between Moin (Limon), and Shanghai (China), which will reduce transit time from 34 to 40 days to 22 or 23 days. The first ship arrived last...

First Cruiseliner Of The 2019-2020 Season Arrives in Limon

The first cruiseship of the 2019-2020 season, the Carnival Fantasy, arrived at Limon this weekend. More than 50 artisans, tour operators, and merchants, warmly welcomed the more than 2,000 cruise passengers and 893 crew members. , c    

Two Quakes – 5.5 and 5.2 – Shake Costa Rica In Less That 12 Hours Apart

The Red Sismológica Nacional (RSN) reported a 5.2 magnitude quake this Wednesday morning, at 5:23 am, the epicenter located 21 km south of Quepos, on the Central Pacific coast. The Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica (Ovsicori) instruments registered the quake a 4.8 magnitude. The...

Follow the Money: Through Costa Rica Chavez Leaders Received Money From Mexican Cartels

Spain's ABC news (ABC.es) reveals that leaders of the Venezuelan government would have received money from the Mexican narco through Costa Rica. According to the report, apparently, the cash "was in payment for drug shipments sent by Chavez leaders," adds the publication based on information...

Did President Alvarado Sneak Out In An Ambulance To Avoid Protests? No.

President Carlos Alvarado denied that he was hiding in an ambulance after the cabinet meeting held last Saturday, in the Casa de la Cultura de Limón, as it is wrongly shared on social networks. The President and his cabinet were in the Caribbean city for...

Costa Rica Announces US$158 Million Dollar Investment in Airports

The Costa Rican government announced that in the remainder of 2019 and next year, it plans to invest about À90 billion colones (US$158 million dollars) in the modernization of international and regional airports. The Consejo Técnico de Aviación Civil (CETAC) and the Dirección General de...

Costa Rica has a $400 million casino coming, but it’s already an interesting spot for poker fans

Gamers looking for poker in the beautiful tropical setting of Costa Rica are in luck. It’s a popular pastime in the country with a long history of legal gambling, unlike some other territories. Online gambling is, relatively speaking, underdeveloped in Costa Rica, meaning that locals...

Crash Between Truck and Car Leaves 21 Injured (Photos)

A crash between a truck and a passenger vehicle left a total of 21 injured this Tuesday morning on the Ruta 32, the San Jose - Limon highwaym near the Costa Rica river bridge, in the area of Guapiles. Photos from social networks Despite the number...

Student demonstrations generate traffic problems in Puntarenas and Ruta 32

The student demonstrations announced for today, Monday, have begun to generate traffic problems in different parts of the country. In Guácimo de Limón, on the Ruta 32, a group of students keeps the passage through that sector blocked, while in El Roble de Puntarenas students...

Most roads are “protester and blockade free” today!

It wasn't until the early hours of this morning, Tuesday, July 2, that most roads were "protester free" or "enabled" in Policia de Transito (Traffic Police) jargon. At 4:15 am, traffic officials reported that the routes of the country, in particular in Limón and Pérez...

4 Cases Of Malaria Confirmed In Limon

The Ministry of Health has confirmed 4 cases of malaria in the country, specifically in Pacuare and Villa del Mar, both located in Limón. The director of Health Surveillance, Rodrigo Marín, through a press release, indicated that "these 4 cases are related to two Costa...

Government inaction allowed1.6 tons of cocaine pass through Moin megaport

APM Terminals confirmed that the container loaded with bananas with 1,600 kilograms of cocaine that were seized in a port in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, hidden in a shipment of bananas from Costa Rica, passed through the Terminal de Contenedores de Moín (TCM) - Moín...

Costa Rica Formalized US$111 million dollar loan for water projects

The Instituto Costarricense de Acueductos y Alcantarillados (AyA) - Costa Rica's water and sewerage utility and the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (Cabei) closed a US$111.3 million dollar loan agreement to partially finance an aqueduct and sewerage program for Atlantic and Pacific coastal...

Pocora, Limón, Costa Rica

No, this is not a scene from Jurassic Park, is one of the many treasures our country hides deep in the jungle. Photo from Top 10 Costa Rica

600 Children In Limon Missed School On Monday Due To Flooding From Downpours

The downpours since Sunday night in Limón left kept some 600 children in La Colina away from school on Monday because of flooding. The same thing happened with the students at the school in Limoncito. Other "barrios (neighborhoods) such as Envaco and Juan Pablo Segundo were...

Ruta 32 Expansion Continues Without Completing Even 1 Of 1,200 Possible Expropriations

18 months after having started the expansion of the Ruta 32 (San Jose - Limon), the Ministerio de Obras Publicas y Transporters (MOPT) - Ministry of Public Works and Transportation - is still looking to reduce the number of lands that the contractor will...

Chiquita Brands Costa Rica lays off about 175 workers

Chiquita Brands Costa Rica closed its Limon port operations department on Monday (March 4), according to an internal statement that circulated on social networks on Sunday, March 3. Geovanny Díaz, of the Ministry of Labor, reported that on Friday, March 1, they received a request...

Moín Container terminal catapults Costa Rica as port leader of Latin America

A new era in local and regional commerce began Thursday with the opening of the Terminal de Contenedores de Moín (TCM) - Moín Container Terminal - operated under a 30-year concession by its builder, A.P. Moller-Maersk. Costa Rica will have, for the first time, a...

What are the Portuguese man o’ war found in the Caribbean and why are they dangerous?

At first glance, the Portuguese man o' war (fragatas portuguesas in Spanish) can be striking and even beautiful to observe, but it's best to keep a safe distance and never, ever, under any circumstances, touch any. Their appearance is deceptive. The Physalia physalis is a...

Pickup Collides With Bus on the Ruta 32, One Dead, 16 Injured

A collision between a bus and pickup on the Ruta 32, in the area of Carrandi, Matina, in the province of Limon on Wednesday left one dead and 16 others injured. The Cruz Roja (Red Cross) reported eight of the injured required a transfer to...

McDonald’s To Open First Restaurant In Limon

Arcos Dorados, that operates the McDonald's brand in Costa Rica will in 2019 open the doors of a restaurant in the province of Limón. With the Limon opening, in addition to a new store in Tres Rios and in the Oxigeno commerical center, there will...

A 72-year-old man in prison suspected of raping a 5-year-old girl

A 72-year-old man in Batán, Limon will be spending the next three months in jail, suspected of a raping a five-year-old girl. The Batán Prosecutor's Office confirmed the man, identified by his last names Solano Solano will be held in preventive detention (remand) while the...

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