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  • Sat, 26 May 2018 19:31:57 +0000: The Foundation Pro Palliative Care Unit in Costa Rica Recognized by World Health Organization - Costa Rica Star News

    The Foundation Pro Unit of Palliative Care in Costa Rica received this Friday the Sasakawa Health Prize given by the World Health Organization, during a ceremony celebrated in Geneva, Switzerland. “The Sasakawa Health Prize consists of a statuette and a sum of money to be given to one or more persons, institutions or nongovernmental organizations having accomplished outstanding innovative work in health development, in order to encourage the further development of such work”, explains the WHO website. The Foundation Pro Unit of Palliative Care was recognized for its contribution to defend the rights of children that suffer terminal illnesses. Lisbeth...

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  • Sat, 26 May 2018 18:20:28 +0000: Drug Trafficking Cell Dismantled Today in Costa Rica Linked to Sinaloa Cartel - Costa Rica Star News

    As The Costa Rica Star reported earlier today, the Judiciary Investigative Police (OIJ) conducted several operations this Saturday morning to take down a drug trafficking cell associated with a Mexican cartel. In total 7 foreigners, six Mexicans and one Guatemalan, were arrested as a result of the operations carried out by OIJ in conjunction with the Special Service of Tactical Response (SERT in Spanish) and the Special Intervention Unit of the Presidency. The raids involving three houses, a warehouse and a hotel room, took place in three locations in Alajuela (Atenas, Grecia and the center of Alajuela), as well as...

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  • Sat, 26 May 2018 15:19:30 +0000: Costa Rican Authorities Take Down Cell of Mexican Cartel Operating in the Country - Costa Rica Star News

    The Judiciary Investigative Police (OIJ) conducted several operations this morning to take down a Mexican cartel operating in Costa Rica. The raids took place the morning of this Saturday in three locations in Alajuela (Atenas, Grecia and the center of Alajuela, as well as in Guachipelin, Escazu; as a result, seven people were arrested, six Mexicans and one Guatemalan. Apparently, the suspects are part of a drug trafficking cell of a Mexican cartel that has been operating in the country for some time. OIJ worked in conjunction with the Special Service of Tactical Response (SERT in Spanish) and the Special...

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  • Sat, 26 May 2018 14:48:36 +0000: Fifth Date of Kolbi Surf Tournament at Playa Bejuco - Costa Rica Star News

    The best surfers in Costa Rica gather today and tomorrow (May 26 and 27) at Playa Bejuco in Parrita for the fifth date of the Kolbi Surf Tournament: Copa Los 40 (The 40’s Cup). The last time the tournament had a stop at Bejuco Beach was back in 2016, an event that saw Anthony Fillingim and Emily Gussoni take the first place positions. The organization of the event confirmed it has received one of the highest registrations so far this year, a result of the amazing waves offered by this surf break in the Central Pacific and the closeness to...

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  • Fri, 25 May 2018 23:09:42 +0000: Heavy Rain Expected This Weekend in Costa Rica - Costa Rica Star News

    According to a report by the National Meteorological Institute (IMN) issued today, May 25, the Intertropical Convergence Zone remains very active over Costa Rica, causing instability in the atmosphere. On the other hand, tropical storm Albert has formed 90 kilometers east of the Yucatan Peninsula, as informed by the National Hurricane Center. This storm is expected to move over the Gulf of Mexico as of tomorrow and will have an effect over the southeast coast of the United States. These phenomena will cause heavy rainfall starting this Friday and throughout the weekend in Costa Rica. Heavy rain and thunderstorms are...

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