Men’s sub-21 soccer team face Honduras in must-win match today, women sweep group stage
2018 Central American and Caribbean Games
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2018 Central American and Caribbean Games
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Men’s sub-21 soccer team face Honduras in must-win match today, women sweep group stage

Alexander Villegas - July 24, 2018

Costa Rica’s sub-21 men’s soccer team faces Honduras at 3 p.m. today in a must-win game to advance to the knockout stage of the 2018 Central American…

This week in the Peace Corps: Brick to Bread ovens
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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This week in the Peace Corps: Brick to Bread ovens

The Tico Times - July 23, 2018

Peace Corps Volunteer Collin traveled from his site in Talamanca, on Costa Rica's southern Caribbean coast, all the way to the Northern Zone earlier this year to…

Don’t panic! Top snakebite tips and prevention tricks
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Don’t panic! Top snakebite tips and prevention tricks

Kevin Kichinka - July 23, 2018

Read last week's piece on Costa Rica's snakebite challenges here. How common is venomous snakebite inside the range of terciopelo? Interviews I’ve conducted since Aug. 2017 with…

Nicaragua bishops push on with mediating crisis talks
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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Nicaragua bishops push on with mediating crisis talks

AFP - July 23, 2018

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Nicaragua's bishops are to forge on with mediating talks aimed at resolving their country's political and economic crisis despite President Daniel Ortega claiming they…

Costa Rica sets up shelters for Nicaraguan migrants
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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Costa Rica sets up shelters for Nicaraguan migrants

AFP and Tico Times - July 20, 2018

Costa Rican Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs Epsy Campbell announced Thursday that Costa Rica has built two shelters to house Nicaraguan migrants fleeing the country’s…

Costa Rica’s hidden enemy: the terciopelo
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica’s hidden enemy: the terciopelo

Kevin Kichinka - July 20, 2018

J began to black out from the pain and loss of blood about an hour after the terciopelo bit him on his right foot. He was a…

More heavy rains expected this weekend, red alerts issued
Weather
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Weather
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More heavy rains expected this weekend, red alerts issued

Alexander Villegas - July 19, 2018

Another tropical wave is expected to hit Costa Rica on Friday and Saturday, bringing heavy rains to the Caribbean coast and northern part of the country. The National…

Nicaragua forces triumphant after storming opposition stronghold
Daniel Ortega
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Daniel Ortega
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Nicaragua forces triumphant after storming opposition stronghold

AFP / Marc Burleigh and Blanca Morel - July 18, 2018

Forces loyal to President Daniel Ortega asserted control over a key opposition stronghold on Wednesday after a long battle that has sharpened international condemnation and alarm over…

Supreme Court president steps down amid corruption scandal
Cementazo
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Cementazo
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Supreme Court president steps down amid corruption scandal

AFP and Tico Times - July 16, 2018

The president of Costa Rica's Supreme Court (CSJ), Carlos Chinchilla, left his position this Monday after being reprimanded for his role in an influence-peddling scandal involving imported…

Solving Costa Rica’s traffic and pollution problem
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Op-Ed
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Solving Costa Rica’s traffic and pollution problem

Daphne Blanchard - July 16, 2018

The explosive growth of its gasoline-dependent transportation sector has caused an embarrassing stain on Costa Rica’s green reputation. While it touts 99 percent of its electricity as…