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Costa Rica Suspends Use of Hydroxychloroquine to Treat COVID-19 Patients

The Costa Rican Social Security Fund (Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social – CCSS) suspended the use of hydroxychloroquine in patients with COVID-19. Through a press release, they Caja said that from today (Thursday) the temporary suspension of hydroxychloroquine. Dr. Mario Ruiz Cubillo, medical manager of the CCSS confirmed the...

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Costa Rica and Panama agree on border crossing for cargo

The government of Panama announced a binational agreement with Costa Rica, which allows drivers from that country to enter Costa Rican territory and the cargo passage through the Paso Canoas post would be reopened. The measure ends a blockage of cargo transit by Panamanian carriers, in protest because Costa Rica launched a plan to...

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Most of Dominican Republic is open for business

Santo Domingo.- Economy Minister, Juan Ariel Jiménez, on Monday told Diario Libre that the opening of businesses in shopping centers has been authorized. Of those businesses, only bank branches and, where there were, supermarkets, which are essential activities, were operating. The shopping centers were not included in phase 1 of the...

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Haitian groups want Dominican Gov. aid to deal with crisis

Santo Domingo.- Organizations that defend Haitians and their children born in the Dominican Republic on Monday requested Government assistance to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement, the Reconoci.do movement warned of the situation of vulnerability of Dominicans of Haitian descent who lack an identity card, precisely...

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Twenty days of complicit silence

Cuba. Twenty days since the terrorist attack on Cuba’s embassy in Washington, neither the event itself, nor repeated demands for official information by our government, seem to be of importance to authorities in the country where the deplorable act took place. “There is one important news item… that after 20 days, the United...

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France funds river basin protection with over 20M euros

Santo Domingo.- The Finance Ministry and the French Development Agency (AFD) on Thur. signed an agreement to continue the Yaque Del Norte River Upper and Middle Basin Management Program on the North Slope of the Cordillera Central (Plan Sierra III). The agreement entails 20 million euros, according to the authorization approved in the...

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Haitian immigrants look to leave the Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo.- Various institutions are carrying out a plan to repatriate Haitian immigrants living in the Dominican Republic after losing their means of subsistence due to the economic impact of measures to control the spread of the coronavirus. ile Foundation (FZ) executive director, Edwin Paraison said that since the confinement...

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Costa Rica Announces New Plans for Reopening of the Country and Economy

As of May 11 Costa Rica has a total of 801 confirmed cases of Coronavirus, 277 of them are still active, 517 recovered, and 7 deceased. As the government continues to implement sanitary measures to prevent an uncontrolled global outbreak, it also announced changes for the sanitary restrictions that are in place. The Government of...

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The Costa Rican Private Sector Stepping in To Help Fight the Consequences of The Coronavirus Pandemic

Numerous companies are active with donations of necessary materials to organizations in need. Donations from different companies’ business towards educational institutions and to medical centers with foodstuffs such as chicken, oats, and tuna also cleaning and hygiene materials, have become increasing in our country to help cope with...

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False Documents Accused Panamanian Government of Corruption

The demonstration of false public documents signed by a former government official in Panama, as they were circulating on social networks, deconstructed attacks due to alleged corruption by the Executive. On Wednesday, Carlos Garcia, who was appointed deputy minister of the Presidency to replace the resigning Juan Carlos Muñoz, showed...

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