Día de las Culturas/Columbus Day: a brief, incomplete guide
Global
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Global
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Día de las Culturas/Columbus Day: a brief, incomplete guide

Jill Replogle - October 16, 2017

Happy Día de las Culturas (Cultures Day), Columbus Day, Día de la Raza (Race Day, loosely translated), Indigenous Peoples Day, Day of Indigenous Resistance, Day of the…

The Tico Times’ second book pays homage to Costa Rican life and language
Artists
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Artists
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The Tico Times’ second book pays homage to Costa Rican life and language

Jill Replogle - December 5, 2016

The Tico Times Publications Group is pleased to announce that its second book, “Love in Translation: Letters to my Costa Rican Daughter,” is now available worldwide. The…

This Oregon company wants to build electric cars in Costa Rica
Business
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Business
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This Oregon company wants to build electric cars in Costa Rica

Jill Replogle - October 10, 2016

In early September, some of the people seemingly best placed to help Costa Rica reduce emissions from transportation — the Achilles heel of the country’s carbon neutrality…

Op-ed: Reduce and Recycle to Remain Relevant in Global Tourism
Conservation
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Conservation
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Op-ed: Reduce and Recycle to Remain Relevant in Global Tourism

Mary Little - October 10, 2016

We all know how exceedingly fortunate we are to live in or visit such a diverse and stunning place as Costa Rica. So we go to the beach…

Santa Rosa National Park provides cutting-edge data on changing planet
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Santa Rosa National Park provides cutting-edge data on changing planet

Jill Replogle - October 7, 2016

SANTA ROSA NATIONAL PARK, Guanacaste — Arturo Sánchez-Azofeifa shuffles into the administrative dining hall at Santa Rosa National Park, sweating in the early afternoon heat. He needs…

‘Point West’: The story of Oliver North’s Costa Rican airstrip
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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‘Point West’: The story of Oliver North’s Costa Rican airstrip

John McPhaul - October 7, 2016

On July 25, 1989, Costa Rican President Óscar Arias -- having expropriated the land where a mile-long, secret, Nicaraguan Contra airstrip was located -- inaugurated Guanacaste National…

Arcadio’s World
Arcadio's World
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Arcadio's World
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Arcadio’s World

Arcadio - October 1, 2016

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If you are an ‘expat,’ or thinking about ‘expatriating,’ think about this
Business
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Business
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If you are an ‘expat,’ or thinking about ‘expatriating,’ think about this

Stanley Foodman - September 30, 2016

Thinking about giving up your U.S. citizenship pending the results of the presidential election in November? Concerned because you have been an “expat” for a long time…

US man shot, killed outside Jacó club
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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US man shot, killed outside Jacó club

The Tico Times - September 28, 2016

Updated at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29 A 38-year-old U.S. man was killed in the Pacific beach town of Jacó outside of a club early Wednesday…

Agüizotes: The Folk Magic of Costa Rica
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Agüizotes: The Folk Magic of Costa Rica

Jack Donnelly - September 28, 2016

Agüizotes are the folk beliefs, small superstitions or minor brujería (witchcraft) of Costa Rica. Dionisio Cabal Antillón, the noted cultural journalist, calls them the magical roots of…