Costa Rica seeks to bring water to drought-stricken Guanacaste
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica seeks to bring water to drought-stricken Guanacaste

AFP and Tico Times - July 27, 2018

Costa Rica will start a project to bring water to more than half a million people in the arid region of Guanacaste. The government announced the project…

It’s been 100 days since Nicaragua’s heroic uprising started
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protests
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It’s been 100 days since Nicaragua’s heroic uprising started

Elizabeth Romero and Martha Vásquez Larios / La Prensa - July 26, 2018

An average of three Nicaraguans have been killed every day due to government oppression since the peaceful resistance started 100 days ago. The numbers vary depending on…

Ticos in the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games
2018 Central American and Caribbean Games
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2018 Central American and Caribbean Games
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Ticos in the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games

AFP and Tico Times - July 26, 2018

Ticos aren't just popping up in the World Cup in Russia or the Tour de France, a small platoon of them have been competing in the 2018 Central…

The Tico Times partners with La Prensa to bring more coverage from Nicaragua
La Prensa
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La Prensa
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The Tico Times partners with La Prensa to bring more coverage from Nicaragua

Alexander Villegas - July 25, 2018

Information is another weapon in Nicaragua. It’s not the lack of it that’s dangerous, it’s the manipulation. The violence and unrest in Nicaragua is easy to see,…

Amador dreams of making history for Costa Rica in Tour de France
Cycling
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Cycling
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Amador dreams of making history for Costa Rica in Tour de France

AFP and Tico Times - July 25, 2018

Andrey Amador was preparing for the Tour de France when La Sele started playing the World Cup in Russia. He still didn't miss a game.   “I watched…

US warns Nicaragua as more killed in unrest
Daniel Ortega
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Daniel Ortega
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US warns Nicaragua as more killed in unrest

AFP - July 24, 2018

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — The United States on Tuesday warned Nicaragua to halt violence against opposition groups as at least four more people were killed in unrest that…

Economy faces downturn due to lack of tax reform
Costa Rica's Fiscal deficit
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Costa Rica's Fiscal deficit
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Economy faces downturn due to lack of tax reform

AFP and Tico Times - July 24, 2018

The Central Bank of Costa Rica (BCCR) warned Monday that the economy will face a growing public deficit and stunted growth if Congress doesn’t pass tax reform.…

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…