Why May 1 is much more than Labor Day for Costa Rica’s government
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Legislative Assembly
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Why May 1 is much more than Labor Day for Costa Rica’s government

L. Arias and Tico Times Staff - May 1, 2018

You won't find Costa Rica's lawmakers marching in the streets or grilling steaks at the beach on this May 1. At least, chances are low. After the…

Four presidential candidates in favor of breaking fuel monopoly
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Four presidential candidates in favor of breaking fuel monopoly

L. Arias - July 31, 2017

Four of five presidential candidates who took part in a debate late last week said they would support breaking up the fuel monopoly held by the Costa Rican Oil Refinery…

United Arab Emirates mission evaluates investment options in Costa Rica
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United Arab Emirates mission evaluates investment options in Costa Rica

L. Arias - July 27, 2017

Officials from various Costa Rican agencies presented a series of investment projects to members of an official mission from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The mission is…

No solution in sight for judicial workers’ strike
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Costa Rica
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No solution in sight for judicial workers’ strike

L. Arias - July 25, 2017

Leaders of Costa Rican Judicial Branch workers’ unions, on strike since last week over a stalled pension reform plan, announced Monday that other public-sector unions will join them…

Panama’s own goal sends Costa Rica into Gold Cup semifinals against the U.S.
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Panama’s own goal sends Costa Rica into Gold Cup semifinals against the U.S.

L. Arias - July 20, 2017

An own goal was enough for Costa Rica to defeat Panama on Wednesday evening in Philadelphia and qualify for the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals. Panamanian Captain Aníbal Godoy…

Costa Rican scientists find new type of bacteria
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican scientists find new type of bacteria

L. Arias - July 18, 2017

A group of microbiologists from the University of Costa Rica (UCR) has discovered a new type of bacteria belonging to the Rickettsiae group, considered one of the…

Gold Cup: Costa Rica’s Sele blanks French Guiana 3-0, advances to quarterfinals
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Gold Cup: Costa Rica’s Sele blanks French Guiana 3-0, advances to quarterfinals

L. Arias - July 15, 2017

Costa Rica's La Sele beat French Guiana 3-0 on Friday and advanced to the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinals for the tenth consecutive year. Los Ticos benefited from an early…

National Police: Property crime down in Limón from last year
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National Police: Property crime down in Limón from last year

L. Arias - July 14, 2017

The number of property crimes in the Caribbean province of Limón fell during the first six months of this year compared to figures from 2016, the National Police confirmed…

Lufthansa to fly nonstop between Costa Rica and Germany
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Lufthansa to fly nonstop between Costa Rica and Germany

L. Arias - July 14, 2017

German carrier Lufthansa announced that it will fly nonstop between Frankfurt and Costa Rica twice a week starting on March 29, 2018. The flights will depart from…

Only half of Costa Rica’s roadway network is in good condition, study finds
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Only half of Costa Rica’s roadway network is in good condition, study finds

L. Arias - July 13, 2017

The percentage of Costa Rican roads in good condition increased over the past two years, the University of Costa Rica's National Laboratory of Materials and Structural Models…