Nicaraguan human rights group closes office after ‘alarming’ threats
Daniel Ortega
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Daniel Ortega
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Nicaraguan human rights group closes office after ‘alarming’ threats

AFP - August 6, 2018

The Nicaraguan Association for Human Rights (ANPDH) said Sunday it is closing its offices following "alarming" threats to its staff over its high-profile reporting on the violent…

Mexican tourist murdered during a robbery attempt in Santa Teresa
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Mexican tourist murdered during a robbery attempt in Santa Teresa

AFP and Tico Times - August 5, 2018

Two men have been detained for the murder of a young Mexican tourist. Authorities say the woman was killed during an attempted robbery in Santa Teresa, Puntarenas,…

Former Costa Rican presidents and political figures come out in support of same-sex marriage
LGBTQ Community
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LGBTQ Community
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Former Costa Rican presidents and political figures come out in support of same-sex marriage

AFP and Tico Times - August 5, 2018

Four former presidents, former Supreme Court justices, and other political figures signed a declaration against discrimination and in favor of same-sex marriage in Costa Rica on Friday.…

Maduro says he escaped drone ‘assassination’ attempt, blames Colombia
Latin America
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Latin America
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Maduro says he escaped drone ‘assassination’ attempt, blames Colombia

AFP / Alexander Martinez - August 4, 2018

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Saturday he escaped an "assassination" attempt using an explosive-laden drone, after a live broadcast showed him looking confused when a bang went…

Nicaraguan government cracks down on doctors, thousands hit the streets
Daniel Ortega
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Daniel Ortega
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Nicaraguan government cracks down on doctors, thousands hit the streets

AFP - August 4, 2018

MANAGUA, Nicaragua—Thousands marched Saturday against President Daniel Ortega's government and his crackdown against doctors who treated injured protestors that Ortega calls terrorists. The demonstrators chanted "No more…

Costa Rica plans to put broadband internet in every public school
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Bicentennial
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Costa Rica plans to put broadband internet in every public school

AFP - August 4, 2018

Costa Rica announced a project to connect its 4,659 public schools with a fiber-optic network that would give students broadband internet with speeds of 10 Mbps. The plan…

Three brothers jailed in Jinotepe for supporting protests with music
Daniel Ortega
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Daniel Ortega
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Three brothers jailed in Jinotepe for supporting protests with music

Mynor García / La Prensa - August 3, 2018

The Esteban brothers, from Jinotepe, Nicaragua, were celebrating an aunt’s birthday at their maternal grandmother’s house on July 10 and slept there that night. The next day, a…

Fishy dreams: Turning passion into Poke with Canadian chef William Ayre
Food
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Food
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Fishy dreams: Turning passion into Poke with Canadian chef William Ayre

Alexander Villegas - August 3, 2018

Most kids who go to Costa Rica’s elite Country Day School dream of the Ivy League, not culinary school - and most chefs who graduate from culinary…

La Romería: From 1635 to now
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religion
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La Romería: From 1635 to now

Jonathan Jiménez - August 2, 2018

On the morning of Aug. 2, 1635, a young indigenous girl named Juana Pereira went to collect firewood as she did every morning. She was walking barefoot…

New interim coach for La Sele: former defender Ronald González
La Sele
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La Sele
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New interim coach for La Sele: former defender Ronald González

AFP and Tico Times - August 1, 2018

Former defender Ronald González was named the new interim coach for Costa Rica’s national men's soccer team on Wednesday. He’ll lead the team for two friendly matches…