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Protesters fail to block streets again: 11 arrested

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rican roads were once again interrupted by illegal roadblocks, the Ministry of Public Security (MSP) reported on Friday night. However, protesters failed to maintain the blockades due to quick action by the Fuerza Publica (National Police) to quickly clear passage. Commander Xinia Vázquez,...

Ministry of Security confirms total clearance of blockades

QCOSTARICA - After 15 days of blockades in many points across the country, for this Thursday, the Ministerio de Seguridad Publica (MSP) - Ministry of Public Security - confirmed the total clearance of highways throughout the country. According to the MSP, the last of the...

Tourist plows car through crowd of protesters in Dominical

QCOSTARICA - A family of European tourists plowed through a blockade with their vehicle in the Los Chorros area on Route 243, between Pérez Zeledón and Dominical, hitting three protesters. The incident occurred shortly before 11 am this Wednesday when the vehicle charged 'barrandas' (guardrails)...

Anti-riot police and protesters clash in Cañas for control of Ruta 1

QCOSTARICA - From noon and late in the afternoon Thursday, anti-riot officers maintained a confrontation in the center of Cañas (Guanacaste) with protesters who had closed the passage on the Interamerican Norte or Ruta 1. The conflict arose from a blockade located on the overpass,...

‘Rescate’ asks for rescue

QCOSTARICA - How does ‘Rescate Nacional' (National Rescue) come to lead the ‘rescue’ of the country when the same leader admits infiltration of drug trafficking? In his column in La Nacion, Armando Mayorga asked the rhetorical question of José Miguel Corrales, one of the leaders...

Small groups maintain blockades in 95 points of the country

QCOSTARICA - Small groups maintain blockades in 95 points of the national roads according to the report of the Fuerza Publica (National Police), saying a headcount of protesters is 2,476 in different parts of the country, summoned by unions and the so-called “Movimiento Rescate...

15 police beaten in Guácimo; riot police intervene blockage in Caldera

QCOSTARICA - Fifteen police officers of the Fuerza Publica (national police) were beaten as a result of a confrontation with protesters Saturday night, the fourth day of protests across the country "We have several officers who have been beaten (in Guácimo), fortunately, it is nothing...

Record one-day COVID-19 deaths in Costa Rica: 4 people

(QCOSTARICA) This Monday, Costa Rica had the highest number of deaths in a single day from the coronavirus. Three men and a woman, aged between 43 and 81 years, died of COVID-19 while they were hospitalized. The first death occurred at dawn, at the Hospital...

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