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Fire consumes part of Turrialba market

HQ - Two wooden structures in the Turrialba market, in Cartago, raised the alarm Friday afternoon. Firefighters arrived at the scene at 5:43 pm, with the urgency of preventing the fire from spreading to nearby businesses, located in the center of the Cartago. As the firefighters...

Painful New Year: Five dead in the early hours of 2021 in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - In the first 10 hours of the new year, Costa Rica registered five deaths, most of them in traffic accidents. This was confirmed by the Red Cross headquarters, which detailed that the first fatal event occurred at 12:09 am on January 1, 2021,...

Minister of Health “Doll” All A Sensation In Times of Coronavirus

The POP figure (dolls) of Health Minister Dr. Daniel Salas became a sensation when it appeared on social media. And it is not because Salas has taken a pill of chiquitolina (reduction pill) in the best style of the Chapulín Colorado. The 8 centimeters (3...

Training in Handling of Emergencies (Photos)

The photos are from a training exercise by Cruzrojistas (Red Cross workers) on Saturday, July 20, 2019, in adverse road and terrain conditions common during emergencies. The exercise is for strengthening the capabilities of its first responders with the implementation of the Curso de Manejo...

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...

The Danger Of Wearing Heels On The Bus in Costa Rica

A woman got the fright of her life when one of her high heels played tricks on her and made her fall off the bus as she got off. The young woman, approximately 26, suffered a heavy blow after hitting her head against the pavement....

Cruz Roja and Bomberos Concerned About Fuel Shortage At The Pumps

As drivers around the Greater Metropolitan Area of San Jose (GAM) lines up for blocks to fill their gas tanks on Monday, fearing a shortage at the pumps as the national strikes continued without end, the same concern was shared at the Cruz Roja...

Driver Killed When Truck Hit By Landslide On The Ruta 32

The Cruz Roja Terrestrial Search and Rescue Unit (Red Cross Land Search and Rescue) that entered the Zurqui early this Saturday morning, to assist some 200 people trapped between the landslides on the Ruta 32 between Heredia and Guapiles, found the body of a...

Red Cross Calls On People To Keep Donating

The Cruz Roja (Costa Rican Red Cross) thanked donors for their support to those in need, affected by tropical storm Nate. However, the institution did call on its 121 local committees to ensure donations are of good quality and useful for the victims. This after...

How To Donate For Those Affect By Otto, Even From Abroad

Q COSTA RICA - As the towns of Upala and Bagaces, two of the hardest hit by Hurricane Otto, as they try to get back to some type of normalcy and the thousands in the Caribbean region who are expected to be returning to...

New Law Gives Red Cross A Much Needed Financial Boost

QCOSTARICA - The Cruz Roja Costarricesence (Costa Rica Red Cross) is getting a much needed financial boost, with the signing by President Luis Guillermo Solis of a law that imposes a 1% tax on all telephone bills (fixed lines and both prepaid and postpaid...

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