Costa Rica celebrates 70 years without an army
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Costa Rica celebrates 70 years without an army

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 1, 2018

Costa Rica celebrated on Saturday the 70th anniversary of the abolition of its army. Former President José Figueres Ferrer abolished the armed forces in Costa Rica on…

National Geographic highlights Costa Rica in ‘Untamed’ series
Ecotourism
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Ecotourism
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National Geographic highlights Costa Rica in ‘Untamed’ series

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 1, 2018

For those who want a closer look at Costa Rica’s unrivaled biodiversity, National Geographic has you covered. Friday, the network released “Untamed Costa Rica,” a six-part series…

Costa Rican pharmacist awarded for epidemic-fighting research
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Costa Rican pharmacist awarded for epidemic-fighting research

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 30, 2018

The world may be better prepared for a deadly epidemic thanks to the research of a Costa Rican. Pharmacist Erick Bermúdez Méndez, a graduate of the University…

The Tico Times visits Puerto Viejo
Limón
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Limón
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The Tico Times visits Puerto Viejo

The Tico Times - November 29, 2018

Reach international and Costa Rican tourists with Puerto Viejo features in The Tico Times — the only English-language news source in Costa Rica with online, video, audio…

Education sector strike once again ruled illegal
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Education sector strike once again ruled illegal

Monserrat Cordero Parra / Semanario Universidad - November 29, 2018

The Labor Court of the Second Judicial Circuit of San José has once again declared illegal the strike against fiscal reform that was promoted by the National…

On top of the world at Chirripó
Chirripó
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Chirripó
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On top of the world at Chirripó

The Tico Times - November 29, 2018

The following is an excerpt from a Tico Times feature on Cerro Chirripó, Costa Rica's tallest mountain. Indigenous groups who lived in the shadow of Chirripó allegedly…

US sanctions Nicaraguan first lady over abuses
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US sanctions Nicaraguan first lady over abuses

AFP - November 28, 2018

The US imposed sanctions Tuesday on Nicaragua's vice president and first lady Rosario Murillo, the Treasury Department said, as part of a crackdown on corruption and human…

Expelled Nicaraguan activist denounces persecution of feminists
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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Expelled Nicaraguan activist denounces persecution of feminists

AFP / The Tico Times - November 28, 2018

The Nicaraguan-Costa Rican activist Ana Quirós, who has been expelled from Nicaragua, denounced on Tuesday that there is persecution against the feminist movement because of her opposition…

Nations create new Latin American alliance to strengthen protected areas
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Nations create new Latin American alliance to strengthen protected areas

Latin Clima - November 27, 2018

On November 20th, with the backing of the 14th Conference of the Parties (COP14) to the United Nations’ Convention on Biological Diversity, the Latin American Alliance to…

Costa Rica to host historic Gold Cup matches in 2019
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Costa Rica to host historic Gold Cup matches in 2019

AFP / The Tico Times - November 27, 2018

Costa Rica will host group matches during the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup, which for the first time will play part of the regional tournament in Central America,…