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Only in infrastructure, Eta leaves damages of ¢8.5 billion

QCOSTARICA - Isolated communities, damaged bridges and roads are just some of the damages caused by Eta's indirect influence in the country, amounting to ¢8,.5 billion colones. That is the estimate of damages to infrastructure according to Alexander Solís, executive president of the National Emergency...

Passages on the Interamericana Sur will be controlled starting this Monday

QCOSTARICA - Traveling to and from the southern part of Costa Rica can be complicated in the coming days as the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MOPT) crews work on repairs and/or cleanup efforts caused by the rains of the past week. The MOPT...

Indirect impact of Hurricane ETA cause of evacuations in Corredores and Parrita

QCOSTARICA - Hurricane ETA at the doors of Nicaragua's Caribbean Coast is the cause of the evacuation of 63 people in Costa Rica's Pacific coastal towns of Corredores and Parrita. At 3:50 pm EST, Hurricane ETA, now a category 4, with sustained winds of 209...

Is Costa Rica Prepared For A Major Earthquake?

Increasingly, experts in seismology predict an earthquake of high magnitude and little depth. in Costa Rica's Zona Sur (Southern Zone). It is even estimated that the movement will be like releasing a destructive energy of almost 40,000 atomic bombs, a thousand times more than the...

Osa Peninsula: A unique opportunity to drill and instrument the seismogenic zone of large megathrust earthquakes

A unique opportunity exists on the Osa peninsula, in southern Costa Rica to drill and instrument a locked but mature segment of the Middle America Subduction Zone. This section of the Middle America Subduction Zone has suffered large (Mw=7.2-7.4) earthquakes in 1853, 1904, 1941 and...

Small Plane Found Abandoned in Southern Zone

Costa Rican authorities on Monday morning found an abandoned aircraft on a farm in Coto 47, in the southern zone, about 7 kilometers from the local landing stip known as La Campiña. Officials of the aerial surveillance service located the Cessna 210 Centurion in a...

Another Senseless Tragedy: Mother And Son Die in Crash

In yet another tragedy a 28-year-old woman and her 7-year-old son died senselessly in a crash to avoid a traffic police checkpoint, on Saturday night in Golfito, in the southern zone. Four others were injured in the head-on crash. One of theme, a 13-year-old boy...

Welcome to Dalila’s world: The Osa Peninsula

Agregarious red-lored parrot named Paco has dropped by Albergue La Laguna, in the remote mountain community of La Tarde on Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula. Paco is striking, with bright green feathers all over, a brilliant patch of red above his beak, and a dusting of...

Interamericana Sur Closed Due To Landslides

Following the clean up of the landslide that chocked off completely passage through the Cerro de la Muerte on the Ruta 2 on Monday and subsequent re-opening Tuesday morning, a series of landslides shut it down the Interamericana Sur Tuesday afternoon, this time at...

12 Foreigner Women Rescued From Proxenetas in Southern Zone

The Fiscalia (Prosecutor's Office) in Corredores and the Office of Trafficking in Persons and the Illicit Trafficking of Migrants are asking for jail time for two women in the southern zone, for the trafficking of persons for the purpose of sexual exploitation. The women, who...

First Outbreak of Bovine Rabies Of The Year

The Servicio Nacional de Salud Animal (Senasa) - National Animal Health Service - says it has detected the first bovine paralytic rabies outbreak of the year. The finding was made in Canoas de Corredores, in the Southern Zone. Specifically in the Guayabal farm, where five...

Landslide Causes Problems On The Ruta 2, Inter American Highway South

The Interamerican Sur (Ruta 2) - Inter American highway south - between Palmar and Rio Claro is down to only one lane, at kilometer 32, after a landslide on Sunday took out a good part of the road. On Sunday, all traffic was closed. But...

Last Hurrah: Heavy Rains Cause Floods In Many Areas In The Southern Zone

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - Heavy rains in the last two days have flooded homes and villages in the southern zone. Areas like Puerto Jiménez, Rincón, Golfito and Pavones were the most affected. Other areas affected by the rains include Finca Coto, Ciudad Neily...

Possible Imminent Closure of Golfito Duty Free Will End The Savings

QCOSTARICA - Those heading south to Golfito for the savings may be surprised to find the Depósito Libre Comercial de Golfito (Golfito Commercial Duty Free Zone) closed starting October 1. Carlos Murillo, executive director of the Regional Development Board of the Southern Zone (JUDESUR), administrator...

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