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Police charged with planting evidence go free

Three police officers arrested last week on suspicion of “planting” drug evidence on innocent people, were released following an order from the Criminal Court in Goicoechea. The trio is charged with abuse of authority and will remain free pending trial, … Continue reading

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Authorities call for increased care to prevent spread of dengue

Authorities are calling for the elimination of pools of water and better garbage handling to reduce habitat for the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which spreads Dengue. According to the Ministry of Health, there are currently 11,672 reported cases of Dengue in … Continue reading

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Nation of Qatar in negotiations with city officials in Turrialba

Marianela Montoya, Mayor of Turrialba has confirmed that negotiations with representatives of Qatar are in progress to bring development to the area. Among the proposals is a facility to export water to that country.

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OIJ agent and security official released after nearly 24 hours detained in Nicaragua

An agent of the Judicial Investigation Organization (OIJ) and Fuerza Publica were detained in Nicaragua for almost 24 hours after inadvertently crossing the border. Initial reports said the officials were detained by Nicaraguan military, but were revised to say their … Continue reading

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Investment of ¢67 billion fails to improve roads

National road conditions have failed to improve in the past two years, despite expenditures by the National Roads Authority (Conavi) of ¢67 billion ($135 million). The findings were revealed in the fifth report of the National Laboratory of Materials and … Continue reading

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Dengue strikes in favorite destinations for vacationers

Visitors to coastal area in Costa Rica are being warned of major outbreaks of dengue along the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The Ministry of Health has issued a two week alert for a list of places, which include Orotina, … Continue reading

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