Seriously? Winless England predicted by oddsmakers to beat Costa Rica
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Seriously? Winless England predicted by oddsmakers to beat Costa Rica

Corey Kane - June 23, 2014

See the rest of our Sloth Kong collection: Costa Rica vs. Uruguay Costa Rica vs. Italy With a knockout round berth already clinched, Costa Rica is now…

Despite upset, Costa Rica still getting no respect from oddsmakers against Italy
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Despite upset, Costa Rica still getting no respect from oddsmakers against Italy

Corey Kane - June 20, 2014

Though La Sele achieved arguably the biggest upset of the World Cup so far, the win hasn’t garnered them much respect from oddsmakers. Costa Rica still will…

Panama, US to start Global Entry, Global Pass programs on July 15
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Expat Living
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Panama, US to start Global Entry, Global Pass programs on July 15

AFP - June 19, 2014

PANAMA CITY – Panama and the United States announced a bilateral agreement Thursday that will speed up the entrance process for visitors from one country to the…

Can Costa Rica defy the odds and conquer Group D (or at least score a goal)?
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Can Costa Rica defy the odds and conquer Group D (or at least score a goal)?

Corey Kane - June 13, 2014

The odds are not in Costa Rica's favor at this year's tournament. That's actually putting it lightly. Bookmakers consider the odds' probable that Costa Rica goes scoreless…

The mysteries of the tinker bell wasp, one of smallest bugs ever discovered
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Environment and Wildlife
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The mysteries of the tinker bell wasp, one of smallest bugs ever discovered

Corey Kane - June 4, 2014

A pair of researchers from Canada and England discovered the third-smallest winged insect ever known, but there is still much to learn about this denizen of the…

Dengue cases quintupled in one decade in Latin America
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Dengue
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Dengue cases quintupled in one decade in Latin America

AFP - May 30, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Cases of dengue have multiplied nearly five times in the last 10 years in Latin America, affecting 2.3 million people in 2013, even though…

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Luis Guillermo Solís says gender equality and inclusion will lead to a wealthier Costa Rica

Corey Kane - May 30, 2014

Speaking at the Costa Rican-American Chamber of Commerce, President Luis Guillermo Solís said the country must continue to follow the model of advanced countries and include more…

Johnny Araya’s and Otto Guevara’s campaigns overspend in the last election
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Fuzzy Math
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Johnny Araya’s and Otto Guevara’s campaigns overspend in the last election

Corey Kane - May 26, 2014

The National Liberation Party (PLN) spent $1.85 million more than it can cover in the last election, while the Libertarian Movement Party (ML) found itself in a…

Gallup: Central America is the world’s happiest region, despite sky-high homicide rates in some countries
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Gallup: Central America is the world’s happiest region, despite sky-high homicide rates in some countries

Corey Kane - May 22, 2014

Despite high crime, murder rates, persistent poverty and income inequality, Latin America and one of its most troubled regions, Central America, reported the highest levels of satisfaction…

Costa Rica has the 4th highest rate of alcoholism in Latin America and the Caribbean
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Booze
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Costa Rica has the 4th highest rate of alcoholism in Latin America and the Caribbean

Corey Kane - May 19, 2014

The beer-loving Central American country had the fourth highest rate of alcohol dependence in the region, though it was not significantly higher than the regional average. The…