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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Uncategorized
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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…

Santa Teresa Deep Dive: A murder shatters the illusion of safety
Tico Times Deep Dive
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Tico Times Deep Dive
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Santa Teresa Deep Dive: A murder shatters the illusion of safety

Alissa Grosskopf - December 22, 2018

Santa Teresa was taken over by crowds, dressed in white and carrying flowers to the beach. They laid them on the sand as a gesture to mourn…

Nicaragua expels international human rights missions
Central America
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Central America
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Nicaragua expels international human rights missions

Julia Rios / AFP - December 20, 2018

The government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega expelled two expert missions from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Wednesday, accusing them of meddling and bias in evaluating…

Brazil’s Lula stays in prison as top judges tussle over release
Brazil
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Brazil
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Brazil’s Lula stays in prison as top judges tussle over release

Jordi Miro / AFP - December 19, 2018

Brazil's leftist former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva remained in prison Wednesday as two supreme court judges issued competing orders over whether he should be released…

El Salvador acquits woman charged with murder over premature birth
Central America
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Central America
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El Salvador acquits woman charged with murder over premature birth

AFP - December 19, 2018

A judge in El Salvador on Monday acquitted a 20-year-old rape victim originally charged with murder after giving birth prematurely in a toilet. Imelda Cortez's daughter survived…

This week in the Peace Corps: A Costa Rican Country Christmas
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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This week in the Peace Corps: A Costa Rican Country Christmas

Tilyian M. / Peace Corps Volunteer - December 18, 2018

On Dec. 26, 2016, I woke up relieved. I had made it through my very first Christmas away from home. I remember reassuring myself that my second…

Costa Rica
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The Tico Times Weekly Digest: Dec. 17, 2018

Alexander Villegas - December 17, 2018

Epsy Campbell resigns as foreign minister, our Santa Teresa Deep Dive continues and we find some great sushi and a warm Christmas cocktail in this Weekly Digest.…

Off the eaten path: Tamura
Dining and Nightlife
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Dining and Nightlife
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Off the eaten path: Tamura

William Ayre - December 14, 2018

I grew up in Vancouver, Canada, a world-class sushi city and so I can confidently claim to know the difference between the real deal and the not-so-authentic…