Delays planned at Peñas Blancas crossing

The customs officials at the Peñas Blancas border crossings are establishing limited hours Sunday in anticipation of the delivery of the Antorcha de la Independencia from Nicaraguan students to Costa Ricans.

The torch is making its way from Guatemala and will be passing through Palmares at 8 a.m. Monday, Alajuela at 3 p.m. and San José at 6 p.m. It will end up in Cartago about two hours later. The torch is being carried in relays by students.

Truckers will face blockades Saturday night at points distant from the border in Guanacaste starting at 6 p.m.

There is a ceremony of reception at the border, so the border crossing will be open Sunday from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. only for tourists and truckers hauling live animals, the agency said.

Once the ceremony involving the torch is completed, the border will be reopened, the Dirección General de Aduana said.

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