Photos: Costa Rica’s fantastic flora
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Photos: Costa Rica’s fantastic flora

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 9, 2019

Despite its size, Costa Rica contains more than 5 percent of the world's biodiversity. Reader Megan M. captured some of that biodiversity during a recent walk near…

Costa Rica adds 152 new vehicles to police fleet
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica adds 152 new vehicles to police fleet

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 8, 2019

The Costa Rican government began 2019 by taking steps to improve security throughout the country. Monday afternoon, the Public Security Ministry (MSP) acquired more than 150 new…

Mercury contaminating Crucitas water, threatening ecosystems, warns UNA study
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Costa Rica
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Mercury contaminating Crucitas water, threatening ecosystems, warns UNA study

Josué Alfaro / Semanario Universidad - January 8, 2019

A recent study by the National University (UNA), through its Institute for Studies on Toxic Substances, warned of a "very probable" and "significant" affectation of aquatic ecosystems…

The Tico Times on Radio Dos: Summiting Chirripó
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The Tico Times
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The Tico Times on Radio Dos: Summiting Chirripó

The Tico Times - January 8, 2019

Did you hear The Tico Times on Radio Dos this morning? The Tico Times has partnered with Radio Dos to give you 90 seconds of news every Wednesday…

Photos: Ocaso Music Festival in Tamarindo
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Guanacaste
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Photos: Ocaso Music Festival in Tamarindo

The Tico Times - January 8, 2019

The Ocaso Underground Music Festival concluded this week in Tamarindo, Guanacaste. The six-day event featured a variety of musical genres and a multitude of rising performers. Tico…

Video: ‘Toros a la tica’ at Fiestas de Zapote
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Bullfights
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Video: ‘Toros a la tica’ at Fiestas de Zapote

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 7, 2019

ZAPOTE — The iconic (but controversial) Fiestas de Zapote concluded Sunday night with a final round of toros a la tica, the Costa Rican-style bullfighting. During the event, brave…

From ATVs to Arenal, Adventure Tours offers the best of Costa Rica
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From ATVs to Arenal, Adventure Tours offers the best of Costa Rica

The Tico Times - January 7, 2019

Gordon Nichols wanted to do something different. He was about to turn 30 and lived in Colorado, interning at a law office and working part-time at a…

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The Tico Times Weekly Digest: Jan. 7, 2019

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 7, 2019

Welcome to The Tico Times Weekly Digest, where we bring you up-to-speed as a new week begins in Costa Rica. Read the stories mentioned in the Digest…

Far-right Bolsonaro puts stamp on Brazil in first week
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Brazil
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Far-right Bolsonaro puts stamp on Brazil in first week

Marc Burleigh / AFP - January 6, 2019

Brazil's new president, Jair Bolsonaro, came out swinging in his very first week in office, introducing changes to remake his country around his far-right agenda -- but…

Music and migration: The struggles of Ceshia Ubau
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Costa Rica
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Music and migration: The struggles of Ceshia Ubau

Yamlek Mojica Loáisiga - January 6, 2019

When Ceshia Ubau began her musical career in Nicaragua, she knew one day she would leave the country. She’d take advantage of the first opportunity, a scholarship…