Ticas take silver in Barranquilla
2018 Central American and Caribbean Games
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2018 Central American and Caribbean Games
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Ticas take silver in Barranquilla

Jonathan Jiménez - July 31, 2018

The U21 women’s soccer team won the silver medal in the Central American and Caribbean games after losing 3-1 against Mexico in Barranquilla, Colombia. The game started…

Anthony Fillingim crowned 2018 Costa Rican surf champion, Rubiana Brownell scores historic triple win
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Anthony Fillingim crowned 2018 Costa Rican surf champion, Rubiana Brownell scores historic triple win

Ellen Zoe - July 31, 2018

Santa Teresa native Anthony Fillingim won the 2018 national championship title for the Open category on Sunday. After reaching the last heat at the Kolbi National Surf…

23,000 Nicaraguans seek asylum in Costa Rica: UN
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Latin America
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23,000 Nicaraguans seek asylum in Costa Rica: UN

AFP - July 31, 2018

GENEVA, Switzerland — Nearly 23,000 people fleeing turmoil in Nicaragua have sought asylum in neighboring Costa Rica, the UN refugee agency said Tuesday, as it announced a…

Nicaragua’s Ortega defends parapolice violence as US steps up warning
Daniel Ortega
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Daniel Ortega
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Nicaragua’s Ortega defends parapolice violence as US steps up warning

Marc Burleigh / AFP - July 30, 2018

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Nicaragua's veteran leader Daniel Ortega defended brutal actions by his forces against anti-government protesters Monday, as the United States warned he and his wife…

This week in the Peace Corps: Celebrating a scout anniversary
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Changemakers
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This week in the Peace Corps: Celebrating a scout anniversary

The Tico Times - July 30, 2018

Many Peace Corps Volunteers across the country have the opportunity to work with the Guías y Scouts, including the troop pictured above, which was formed one year…

Andrey Amador and Movistar win best team in Tour de France
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Andrey Amador and Movistar win best team in Tour de France

AFP and Tico Times - July 30, 2018

The Movistar team, including Costa Rican cyclist Andrey Amador, received the overall best team award on the podium after the 21st and last stage of the 105th…

Thousands march to back Nicaragua bishops after Ortega attacks
Daniel Ortega
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Daniel Ortega
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Thousands march to back Nicaragua bishops after Ortega attacks

Julia Rios / AFP - July 29, 2018

Thousands of Nicaraguans marched through their capital on Saturday in a show of support for the country's bishops whom President Daniel Ortega has accused of aiding an…

“Comandante Macha,” the young woman with cancer fighting from the barricades in Jinotepe
Daniel Ortega
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Daniel Ortega
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“Comandante Macha,” the young woman with cancer fighting from the barricades in Jinotepe

Mynor García / La Prensa - July 28, 2018

With a homemade mortar on her shoulder, a blue-and-white flag as a cape, and a gas mask to protect her from tear gas, Nahomy Urbina, 21, fights…

More than 40 doctors fired from hospital in Leon
La Prensa
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La Prensa
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More than 40 doctors fired from hospital in Leon

Eddy López Hernández / La Prensa - July 27, 2018

Authorities from the Oscar Danilo Rosales Argüello Teaching Hospital (HEODRA) in Leon arbitrarily fired around 40 doctors, nurses, lab technicians and other workers this Friday. Fired employees…

Nicaraguan student leaders meet with former President Oscar Arias
19th of April Student Movement
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19th of April Student Movement
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Nicaraguan student leaders meet with former President Oscar Arias

Alexander Villegas - July 27, 2018

Four student leaders from the 19th of April Student Movement in Nicaragua met with former President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Oscar Arias on Tuesday. The students,…