PHOTO: Carlos Alvarado and Emmanuel Macron
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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PHOTO: Carlos Alvarado and Emmanuel Macron

AFP - November 12, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron delivered a speech ahead of the Paris Peace Forum at the Villette Conference Hall in Paris on Nov. 11, 2018 while Costa Rican…

This week in the Peace Corps: A grassroots look inside your morning cup of joe
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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This week in the Peace Corps: A grassroots look inside your morning cup of joe

Brittany S. / Peace Corps Costa Rica - November 12, 2018

What time of the year is it? It’s coffee picking season. Coffee all over Costa Rica is in full swing. In my beautiful high-altitude mountainous community along…

Helping save Costa Rica’s smallest primate: The tití monkey
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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Helping save Costa Rica’s smallest primate: The tití monkey

Sandy Sandoval - November 11, 2018

The tití monkey (Saimiri oerstedii) is a Central American primate species, which has two subspecies that are geographically isolated, one of these subspecies is endemic to Costa…

Off the eaten path: Cordero’s Bar
Dining and Nightlife
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Dining and Nightlife
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Off the eaten path: Cordero’s Bar

William Ayre - November 9, 2018

I’ve already highlighted what I think are the top three chifrijos in Costa Rica. Doing so was one of my first orders of business when I started…

Protesters hold vigil at Plaza de la Democracia
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Protesters hold vigil at Plaza de la Democracia

AFP and Tico Times - November 8, 2018

Workers from the public sector attend a vigil at Plaza de la Democracia during a strike called by the unions to protest against a tax reform project…

Both hunger and obesity increase in Latin America
Food
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Food
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Both hunger and obesity increase in Latin America

AFP and Tico Times - November 8, 2018

Hunger and obesity are on the rise in Latin America, particularly in Venezuela, Argentina and Bolivia. In 2017, 39.3 million people were undernourished and 3.6 million were…

PHOTOS: La Ruta de los Conquistadores
Cycling
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Cycling
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PHOTOS: La Ruta de los Conquistadores

AFP and Tico Times - November 7, 2018

Hundreds of mountain bikers from across the world came to Costa Rica to compete in La Ruta de los Conquistadores last week. After three days of grueling terrain, Josep…

Teenage designers steal the show at Costa Rican fashion show
Fashion
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Fashion
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Teenage designers steal the show at Costa Rican fashion show

Natasha Carmona and Maria Fernanda Salas - November 6, 2018

On Oct. 24, guests started to fill a ballroom at the Costa Rica Country Club for ¡HOLA!'s fifth-anniversary runway. The women's magazine covers style, fashion and celebrities…

Wine, cocktails and girls-only sex talk are the best kind of Sundays at Bebedero
Booze
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Booze
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Wine, cocktails and girls-only sex talk are the best kind of Sundays at Bebedero

Natalia Díaz - November 4, 2018

For two months, Bebedero has been changing its rules on a few special Sundays. On those days, the cocktail room only entertains women. Unlike the more raucous…

Colon tanks, Costa Rica raises interest rates to slow inflation
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Business
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Colon tanks, Costa Rica raises interest rates to slow inflation

AFP and The Tico Times - November 1, 2018

For the first time in history, the Costa Rican Colon surpassed 600 colones per dollar. On Wednesday, some banks were reporting an exchange rate of ₡616 for…