President Solís inaugurates first phase of long-awaited Golfito Marina Village
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Costa Rica
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President Solís inaugurates first phase of long-awaited Golfito Marina Village

Karl Kahler - April 21, 2017

GOLFITO, Puntarenas — The president of Costa Rica flew into Golfito on Friday to inaugurate the first phase of a dream a dozen years in the making,…

PHOTOS: Nosara marches against Trump
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Donald Trump
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PHOTOS: Nosara marches against Trump

Karl Kahler - January 21, 2017

NOSARA, Guanacaste — About 100 residents of Nosara took a stroll Saturday morning on Playa Guiones in what was billed as a march of solidarity for women's…

Chinese ambassador visits Manuel Antonio, tours palm oil plant
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Agriculture
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Chinese ambassador visits Manuel Antonio, tours palm oil plant

Karl Kahler - September 3, 2016

MANUEL ANTONIO, Puntarenas — The Chinese ambassador to Costa Rica stopped here Friday to have lunch with local officials and tour an oil palm plantation in hopes of…

For its 15th birthday, coffee/souvenir giant Britt Shops hopes to bank $150 million
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Business
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For its 15th birthday, coffee/souvenir giant Britt Shops hopes to bank $150 million

Karl Kahler - May 6, 2016

What do you bring as a birthday present for a 15-year-old who is making nine figures and has 1,730 employees in 137 locations in 13 countries? You…

Reflective band project aims to save pedestrians’ lives in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Reflective band project aims to save pedestrians’ lives in Costa Rica

Karl Kahler - April 29, 2016

When a couple from Boston moved to Guanacaste a couple of years ago, they went for a drive at night and were shocked by the danger of pedestrians…

Pavones: Fowlie, squatters, tuna farm and surfers collide in disturbing new book
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Pavones: Fowlie, squatters, tuna farm and surfers collide in disturbing new book

Karl Kahler - February 18, 2016

[caption id="attachment_88190" align="aligncenter" width="409"] (Courtesy of the author)[/caption] In 1974, a California surfer and businessman named Danny Fowlie tracked down one of the world’s greatest left surf…

Dan Fowlie, ‘King of Pavones,’ asserts his land rights — and his innocence
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Business
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Dan Fowlie, ‘King of Pavones,’ asserts his land rights — and his innocence

Karl Kahler - February 17, 2016

Dan Fowlie was wearing a tropical shirt and a suntan when I met him in The Tico Times lobby close to 5 o’clock on Friday, looking good…

Costa Rica’s Blind Pig Blues Band recording live album at Hard Rock Café Saturday
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Costa Rica’s Blind Pig Blues Band recording live album at Hard Rock Café Saturday

Karl Kahler - January 20, 2016

BELÉN, Alajuela — Dave Scott, 73, the talkative Londoner who leads an improbable Costa Rican blues band called the Blind Pigs, handed me a business card, and…

Costa Rica launches major conference on private land conservation
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Conservation
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Costa Rica launches major conference on private land conservation

Karl Kahler - November 10, 2015

An international conference on private conservation and sustainable tourism kicked off Monday night at the Wyndham San José Herradura Hotel, with Vice President Ana Helena Chacón preaching…

Costa Rica spy kid: My mom was sent to kill Castro and my dad was president of Venezuela
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Newsletter
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Costa Rica spy kid: My mom was sent to kill Castro and my dad was president of Venezuela

Karl Kahler - October 27, 2015

PUERTO VIEJO, Limón — Monica Mercedes Pérez Jiménez has a life story with more twists and turns than a Cold War thriller, a Hollywood movie and a…