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barra del colorado costa rica
LivingTourismTravel

Process of more than eight years for the creation of this new protected area, constitutes a historical milestone in terms of governance, climate change and marine spatial planning. “It marks a before and after in the way the country decides to manage its marine-coastal resources. It is an example of the

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lexitico chiquita
CultureLexi-ticoLiving

CHIQUITO/CHIQUITA (tʃi-ki-to/tʃi-ki-ta) “Chiquito” and “chiquita” are, respectively, the male and female diminutive forms of “chico/chica”. If you look up these two words in a Spanish dictionary, you will notice that “chiquito/chiquita” are adjectives used to describe one object/person or compare two or more objects or persons that are smaller/shorter in

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lexitico trafico
CultureLexi-ticoLiving

Tráfico is an interesting word, a noun to be exact. It may be construed as such dissimilar things as: “the act of trafficking”, “the circulation of vehicles”, “the movement or transit of people or goods”, or “the act of smuggling and dealing illegal substances”, amongst other things. So, there is

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FamilyGovernmentHuman Rights

This month of May, the topic of equal marriage resurfaced in Costa Rican society. This issue has generated conflicting and opposing views from both social and legal aspects. In 2006, the Costa Rica Supreme Court issued a decision stating that the legal limitation for same sex couples to get married

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GovernmentLivingMarchamoUncategorized

COSEVI has granted a moratorium of one month for vehicle owners whose inspection is due between May and June. This is applicable to vehicles with plates ending in 5 and 6. Thus, those who have to go in May will have time until June and those who have to go

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Moving your residency forward during the Pandemic
ImmigrationLivingResidency

Let’s talk about life in Costa Rica. In the last few weeks, it’s possible that you might heard some important news pertaining to the COVID-19 situation in this small Latin American country, however, if you have not, let me break the internet for you. On March 6th, Costa Rica had

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drivers license update
ImmigrationTourism

2020-000536 MINISTRY OF PUBLIC WORKS AND TRANSPORTATION. – San Jose, April 28, 2020 5:00 p.m. Official Letter No. DVT-DGEV- 2020-195 of March 16, 2020 from Lic. María Eugenia Salazar Salaverry, Deputy Director a. i. of Traffic Education to the Vice-Minister of Transport and Road Safety requesting the declaration of state

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Government announces new measures to the operation of the country
BusinessGovernmentLiving

CP-306-2020 – April 27, 2020 Cinemas, non-contact sports practice/training venues, gyms and swimming schools may open on weekdays subject to certain conditions. The President of the Republic will issue a directive to the authorities to generate prevention and mitigation protocols allowing the reactivation and continuity of work centers, activities, and

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Hope for Those Who Need It Most
LivingNon-profit Organizations

Costa Rica, a country whose economy is mainly based on tourism, suffers the consequences of COVID-19 beyond the health impacts. Many businesses and services have been suspended or closed, leaving thousands of families without income. According to preliminary data from researcher Luis Ángel Oviedo (IICE-UCR), 61,000 families are being directly

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4th Version Of The General Guidelines For Condominiums Due To Health Alert Triggered By Coronavirus (Covid-19)
CondominiumReal Estate

On April 7th, 2020, the Ministry of Health published the latest version of these guidelines applicable to commercial and residential condominiums, as part of the preventative measures and mitigative actions issued following the COVID-19 alert. As mentioned in our previously published communication regarding these guidelines, they will be reviewed periodically, and

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