Costa Rica
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The Tico Times Weekly Digest: Jan. 21, 2019.

Alexander Villegas - January 21, 2019

An attack in Nicaragua, our Puerto Viejo Deep Dive and a new Sele squad. These stories and more in this Weekly Digest. This week in Costa Rica…

Venezuela military group arrested after call to disavow Maduro
Latin America
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Latin America
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Venezuela military group arrested after call to disavow Maduro

AFP - January 21, 2019

A group of soldiers rose up against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro at a command post near Caracas on Monday, but were quickly arrested after posting an appeal…

Nicaraguan resistance group claims responsibility for police killings near Costa Rican border
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Nicaraguan resistance group claims responsibility for police killings near Costa Rican border

Alejandro Zúñiga and Alexander Villegas - January 18, 2019

A Nicaraguan resistance group named “Los Atabales” has claimed responsibility for deadly attacks on Nicaraguan police officers near the border with Costa Rica. Four Nicaraguan police officers…

Four Nicaraguan police officers killed near the border with Costa Rica
Central America
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Central America
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Four Nicaraguan police officers killed near the border with Costa Rica

Alexander Villegas - January 18, 2019

Nicaraguan police said four of the country's police officers were killed near the border with Costa Rica on Thursday at 4 p.m. Nicaraguan officials claim that the…

Rough edges and rich culture: Our Puerto Viejo Deep Dive
Tico Times Deep Dive
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Tico Times Deep Dive
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Rough edges and rich culture: Our Puerto Viejo Deep Dive

Alexander Villegas - January 15, 2019

Puerto Viejo isn’t for everyone. If you need your beach vacation to be peppered with air-conditioned rooms and restaurants; if you can’t comfortably share your room with…

PHOTOS: Bulls in Zapote
Booze and bulls
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Booze and bulls
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PHOTOS: Bulls in Zapote

AFP - December 30, 2018

December is almost over and that means a new year and a bunch of bulls in Zapote. Check out some of the best shots from this year's…

Costa Rica seizes boat with half-ton of cocaine
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica seizes boat with half-ton of cocaine

AFP - December 30, 2018

Costa Rican authorities on Thursday seized a boat carrying 500 kilograms (1,100 pounds) of cocaine and arrested five suspected traffickers, the government said. They moved on the…

Clean energy leader Costa Rica turns attention to electric cars
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Clean energy leader Costa Rica turns attention to electric cars

Marco Sibaja / AFP - December 29, 2018

Costa Rica likes to advertise itself as an ecological paradise, where more than 98 percent of its electricity needs are met by clean energy. But in the…

Second Guatemalan migrant child dies in US custody
Guatemala
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Guatemala
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Second Guatemalan migrant child dies in US custody

AFP - December 25, 2018

An 8-year-old migrant from Guatemala died in government custody on Tuesday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said, the second child fatality in U.S. detention this month. The…

Nicaraguan-Costa Rican journalist Lucía Pineda jailed and accused of inciting terrorism in Nicaragua
Daniel Ortega
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Daniel Ortega
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Nicaraguan-Costa Rican journalist Lucía Pineda jailed and accused of inciting terrorism in Nicaragua

AFP and The Tico Times - December 25, 2018

Lucía Pineda, news director at the now-closed 100% Noticias in Nicaragua has been accused and arrested on terrorism charges against Daniel Ortega’s government. The Nicaraguan government released…