This year poverty in Costa Rica increased to 26.2%, the highest in 28 years, with over 420,000 households who do not meet their basic needs.
Local News for Playa Potrero, Surfside and Flamingo
The President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, announced changes to the weekend driving restrictions beginning this coming Saturday.
Last week the government brought forward a proposal it will present to the International Monetary Fund in order to secure a loan for 1.75 billion. The loan is deemed necessary to keep the country running and be able to pay ongoing commitments.
The Ministry of Health, the Costa Rican Social Security Fund and the National Emergency Commission urge communities to intensify and comply with sanitary measures to avoid being given an orange alert.
Costa Rica Immigration Offices will remain closed until December 1st, 2020.
It didn't take long for the Board of Directors of the Costa Rican Fisheries and Aquaculture Institute (Incopesca) to change their earlier decision and agree to a moratorium on the permit fee to go whale watching.