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…

Costa Rica
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The Tico Times Weekly Digest: Dec. 24, 2018

Alexander Villegas - December 24, 2018

It's Christmastime in Costa Rica. 🎄🇨🇷🎄 In this special weekly digest, we talk about some end-of-year Costa Rican traditions and introduce you to the newest Tico Times family…

Armed men rob boat with 23 tourists in Tortugero
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Armed men rob boat with 23 tourists in Tortugero

Alexander Villegas - December 23, 2018

Twenty-three tourists aboard a boat in Pococí, Limón were robbed at gunpoint Saturday morning. Police confirmed that three hooded men carrying firearms intercepted the boat, which was…

Green alert issued as cold front passes through Costa Rica
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Green alert issued as cold front passes through Costa Rica

Alexander Villegas - December 22, 2018

The National Emergency Commission (CNE) declared a green alert throughout Costa Rica due to an incoming cold front. The effects are expected to last throughout the weekend.…

Honduran president during US-funded ‘Contra’ war on Nicaragua dies
Central America
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Central America
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Honduran president during US-funded ‘Contra’ war on Nicaragua dies

AFP - December 22, 2018

Roberto Suazo Cordova, president of Honduras during the US-financed "Contra" war against Nicaragua in the 1980s, died on Saturday, officials said. Suazo, who was president from 1982…