Problems finally resolved at new border crossing

Activities at the new Las Tablillas border crossing post got off to a slow start Saturday.

Costa Rican officials said they were ready to process persons and vehicles leaving the country at 8 a.m. but that Nicaraguans on the other side of the international line said they had not received final orders to open the border.

At 1 p.m. officials said that travelers from Nicaragua passed through the border post and that at 4 p.m. three passenger vehicles left Costa Rica with special permissions.

Sunday the report form the border post was that both individuals and their vehicles were able to make the border crossings normally.

The second border crossing on the Nicaraguan-Costa Rica border is considered a major benefit for truckers who will be hauling cargos to and from the new container handling facility in Moín.

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