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  • 7 Apr 2019- 08:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica At the Sanitation and Water for All Sectors Ministers’ Meeting in Costa Rica this week, Henrietta Fore, Executive Director of UNICEF, set out an ambitious goal to bring safe access to water to 60 million more people by 2021 and to
  • 8 Jun 2016- 11:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica The Costa Rican government announced this week that it would seek over $6 million USD in compensation from Nicaragua for environmental damages and other costs associated with the 2010 dredging of a disputed wetlands area. Costa Rican
  • 21 Jan 2016- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANAGUA, Nicaragua Preparatory work on the Nicaragua’s Grand Intern-Oceanic Canal project is proceeding “with all the saftey and rigor that the case merits,” Telemaco Talavera, spokesman for the canal commission, wrote on the Nicaraguan governing party
  • 28 Jul 2015- 10:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NICOYA, Costa Rica The Costa Rican government will prioritize a $50 million USD plan to improve water infrastructure and provide drought relief in Guanacaste Province as a matter of “national interest,” President Luis Guillermo Solís announced during
  • 27 Jul 2015- 11:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NICOYA, Costa Rica Residents in the city of Nicoya, in Costa Rica’s Guanacaste Province, held demonstrations over the weekend during President Luis Guillermo Solís’ visit, demanding that the government take steps to improve water supply to the drought
  • 12 Jun 2015- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica Opponents of Nicaragua’s planned Inter-Oceanic Canal project traveled to neighboring Costa Rica this week to raise awareness about the environmental and social impacts of the project and rally for a major protest march. They are
  • 2 Jun 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANAGUA, Nicaragua Hong Kong-based HKND Group, the contractor constructing Nicaragua’s $50 billion USD Inter-Oceanic Canal, has finally submitted environmental and social impact studies for the project. The studies were handed over during a private
  • 9 Apr 2015- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica Costa Rica has successfully blocked off an artificial canal dug by Nicaragua in disputed territory along the San Juan River, Foreign Affairs Minister Manuel González announced on April 8th. Work to block off the canal, which is
  • 27 Mar 2015- 11:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica Costa Rica on March 26th began work to close off a canal dredged by Nicaragua in disputed territory in the Tortuguero Conservation Area of the San Juan River delta. The Costa Rican government and environmentalists had been critical
  • 29 Jan 2015- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica A delegation representing about 40 political and civil society groups in Nicaragua traveled to neighboring Costa Rica this week to seek allies in their opposition to Nicaragua’s $50 billion USD Inter-Oceanic Canal projet. The groups
  • 8 Dec 2014- 10:10 by Local Press Report SAN JOSE Costa Rican Times The residents of Acosta are refusing to accept the construction of a new hydroelectric plant in their town because of the harm it would cause. They are standing together, ready to be thrown in jail before allowing the plant to be
  • 22 Oct 2014- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANAGUA, Nicaragua HKND, the Chinese company selected to build Nicaragua’s planned inter-oceanic canal, confirmed last week that construction work on the project will begin in December. The feasiblity and environmental impact studies for the project
  • 10 Oct 2014- 09:59 by Local Press Report BRASIL DE MORA Inside Costa Rica Residents of Brasil de Mora in Ciudad Colón are up in arms after seeing their water bills increase by as much as 1,000%, according to a report today by Spanish-language news site, CRHoy.com. Brasil de Mora resident, Luz
  • 7 Oct 2014- 10:29 by Local Press Report SAN JOSE Inside Costa Rica Atenas residents planned to march yesterday, demanding a solution to constant water shortages that have plagued the community for months. A $5.6 million plan to pipe in water from neighboring Tacares de Grecia has been approved by
  • 24 Sep 2014- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PANAMA CITY, Panama Panama's Ministry of Health had to prohibit consumption of water from the La Villa River in the country’s Azuero region for several days, after high levels of the toxic herbicide atrazine were again found in the river’s water.

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