Costa Rican hotel owners demand increased security following tourist’s murder
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Costa Rican hotel owners demand increased security following tourist’s murder

AFP / The Tico Times - December 8, 2018

Hotel owners in Costa Rica demanded Thursday that the government take greater responsibility for the safety of tourists following the murder of a Venezuelan-American, a crime that…

‘It happened to me’: Scammed in Costa Rica
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Op-ed
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‘It happened to me’: Scammed in Costa Rica

Anonymous - December 8, 2018

Editor's Note: The Tico Times does not regularly publish anonymous submissions but waived that requirement because of the security concerns for the writer and the importance of this…

What to do in Costa Rica in December
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Events
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What to do in Costa Rica in December

The Tico Times - December 7, 2018

The tourism high season has begun and the holidays are upon us. December is a busy month in Costa Rica, and we've prepared a collection of some…

Santa Teresa Deep Dive: Keeping an eye on wastewater
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Costa Rica
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Santa Teresa Deep Dive: Keeping an eye on wastewater

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 7, 2018

SANTA TERESA, Puntarenas — It’s easy to think the ocean is infinite when you’re standing on its shore, refreshed by its cool touch and comforted by its…

United Nations: Countries must triple contributions to reach global climate goals
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Climate Change
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United Nations: Countries must triple contributions to reach global climate goals

Latin Clima - December 7, 2018

Countries must triple their environmental contributions in order to cap global warming this century at 2 degrees Celsius, as established in the Paris Agreement, revealed a United…

Costa Rica attempts to collect taxes from companies that have reported losses
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica attempts to collect taxes from companies that have reported losses

AFP / The Tico Times - December 6, 2018

Authorities in Costa Rica seek to collect about $1 billion in taxes from large companies that reported losses between 2012 and 2017, the government said Wednesday. The…

Friends launch GOPlaya website to explore more than 200 beaches in Costa Rica
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Beach Living
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Friends launch GOPlaya website to explore more than 200 beaches in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - December 6, 2018

Costa Rica boasts hundreds of beaches across more than 800 miles of coastline. For a year, Carlos Alpízar and José Pablo Alfaro set out to explore them.…

Costa Rican superstar Gloriana Villalobos wins NCAA title
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican superstar Gloriana Villalobos wins NCAA title

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 5, 2018

Costa Rica’s Gloriana Villalobos can add another achievement to her already impressive résumé. The 19-year-old midfielder won the NCAA College Cup with Florida State on Sunday as…

Body of tourist Carla Stefaniak identified, suspect detained
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Body of tourist Carla Stefaniak identified, suspect detained

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 4, 2018

The Director General of the Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ), Walter Espinoza, said Tuesday that "all data that we have compiled" indicates the body they found is that…

Costa Rican Congress, President Alvarado approve controversial tax reform
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican Congress, President Alvarado approve controversial tax reform

AFP / The Tico Times - December 3, 2018

The Costa Rican Congress on Monday approved a controversial tax-reform project with which the government seeks to contain a growing fiscal deficit. The drafted law, “Strengthening public…