Costa Rica in 1947

The following documentary was made in 1947, the time when Costa Rica had less than a million people and the year before the civil war. Times have changed, globalization caught us and the country is very different from what it looks like in this video. However, especially in the country areas, the simplicity is the…

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Costa Rica’s capital to have solar energy powered traffic lights

Stop lights in downtown San José are about to get a “green” upgrade. The Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) said Thursday that it had awarded a $1 million contract to local company Sistema Empresarial RC to install photovoltaic cells that would power traffic signals across the city as soon as next year. MOPT Vice Minister Sergio Urbina said the upgrades…