‘A tragic day for the Bribrí people’ as leader Sergio Rojas is killed
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Costa Rica
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‘A tragic day for the Bribrí people’ as leader Sergio Rojas is killed

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 19, 2019

Sergio Rojas, a leader of the indigenous Bribrí community in Costa Rica, was murdered Monday night, the government confirmed. Rojas was shot to death in an apparent…

Costa Rica enters into free-trade agreement with South Korea
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica enters into free-trade agreement with South Korea

AFP and The Tico Times - March 19, 2019

President Carlos Alvarado signed on Monday a law in Costa Rica that puts into effect the Central American free trade agreement (FTA) with South Korea, the government…

Volunteer firefighters mobilize to protect Nosara from wildfires
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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Volunteer firefighters mobilize to protect Nosara from wildfires

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 18, 2019

Fueled by strong winds and unusually dry conditions, wildfires near Nosara, Guanacaste have forced a community of volunteer firefighters to mobilize for their town’s safety. Bomberos de…

Costa Ricans star as FC Cincinnati wins first MLS match
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Ricans star as FC Cincinnati wins first MLS match

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 17, 2019

The match may have been played in Ohio, but all eyes were on Costa Rica’s stars as FC Cincinnati defeated the Portland Timbers, 3-0, in Sunday afternoon's…

Costa Rica bans 737 Max 8 from its airspace
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica bans 737 Max 8 from its airspace

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 14, 2019

Costa Rica has joined more than 40 countries in temporarily banning Boeing’s 737 Max 8 aircraft, which was involved in two deadly crashes in less than six…

Police officers suspected of robbing tourists under investigation by OIJ, MSP
Corruption
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Corruption
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Police officers suspected of robbing tourists under investigation by OIJ, MSP

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 13, 2019

Two National Police officers who are suspected of robbing foreigners in Jacó remain under investigation by Costa Rica’s Public Security Ministry (MSP) and Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ).…

Video: Puma caught in Tibás released into wild
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Video: Puma caught in Tibás released into wild

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 12, 2019

A puma that was captured Sunday in a Tibás neighborhood by the Firefighters Corps and the Environment and Energy Ministry (MINAE) has been safely released back into…

European airlines plan to increase flights to Costa Rica, ICT says
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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European airlines plan to increase flights to Costa Rica, ICT says

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 11, 2019

The sight of a long-haul jetliner arriving in Costa Rica from Europe may soon become even more common. The seven airlines that fly non-stop to Juan Santamaría…

Pic of the Day: Hanging out at Rainmaker Conservation Project
Manuel Antonio
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Manuel Antonio
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Pic of the Day: Hanging out at Rainmaker Conservation Project

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 5, 2019

Manuel Antonio National Park is the most-visited protected area in Costa Rica.  In 2017, the park welcomed 475,052 guests — more than 70 percent of whom were…

Father of copilot rescues his own son following private plane crash in Costa Rica
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Airports
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Father of copilot rescues his own son following private plane crash in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 4, 2019

Edwin Castro said he was sitting at his desk Monday morning when he received a call every parent dreads: His son was in danger. As Edwin learned…