UN Committee Against Torture concerned by prison overcrowding in Costa Rica
Prisons
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Prisons
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UN Committee Against Torture concerned by prison overcrowding in Costa Rica

Luis Fernando Cascante / Semanario Universidad - March 20, 2019

A United Nations committee expressed its concern regarding the high rate of incarceration in the country's prisons. The committee in question was the sub-committee for the Prevention…

The Tico Times on Radio Dos: Community organizes to fight fires
The Tico Times
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The Tico Times
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The Tico Times on Radio Dos: Community organizes to fight fires

The Tico Times - March 20, 2019

Did you hear The Tico Times on Radio Dos this morning? The Tico Times has teamed with Radio Dos to give you 90 seconds of news every…

Venezuelan diplomat in Costa Rica accuses Guaidó-appointed ambassador of usurping embassy
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Venezuelan diplomat in Costa Rica accuses Guaidó-appointed ambassador of usurping embassy

AFP and The Tico Times - March 20, 2019

The diplomatic representation of Venezuela in Costa Rica accused in court the ambassador appointed by Juan Guaidó of usurpation after she occupied the country’s embassy. Attorney Celso…

Sunset Studio to showcase talents of Costa Rican artists
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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Sunset Studio to showcase talents of Costa Rican artists

The Tico Times - March 20, 2019

Milena Astorga, owner of Sunset Studio, has organized an event to showcase the work of several Costa Rican artists, including Juan Carlos Camacho, Leda Astorga and Milo…

In context: Costa Rica’s struggles with indigenous land rights
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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In context: Costa Rica’s struggles with indigenous land rights

The Tico Times - March 19, 2019

Sergio Rojas, a leader of the Bribrí community in Costa Rica, was murdered Monday night in the indigenous territory of Salitre. An investigation into the death is…

This week in the Peace Corps: Sports for youth development
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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This week in the Peace Corps: Sports for youth development

Susan W. / Peace Corps Volunteer - March 19, 2019

Some rural communities struggle with lack of resources and recreational activities. In my experience, the majority of the people in my community pla y soccer and ride…

Environment & Wildlife
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Slothy Sunday: Bringing Oro back into the wild

The Toucan Rescue Ranch - March 17, 2019

How many of you remember Oro the two-fingered sloth? No? Don’t worry, we will refresh everyone’s memory. Oro was rescued in February of 2016. He was found…

Drought subjects Central America to pests, loss of crops and lack of drinking water
Central America
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Central America
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Drought subjects Central America to pests, loss of crops and lack of drinking water

Noe Leiva / AFP and The Tico Times - March 16, 2019

VALLE DE ANGELES, Honduras — An agronomist places traps in a wooded area on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa to monitor the return of an insect that years…

Tico Times Dispatch: Love at First Monkey
Baby animals
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Baby animals
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Tico Times Dispatch: Love at First Monkey

The Tico Times - March 16, 2019

The follow was originally recorded as an interview between Tico Times reporter Alejandro Zúñiga and his mother, Marcy Sacks.  Listen to this story in our podcast, The…

Tico Times Pic of the Day: Lagoon hiking at Barva Volcano (Braulio Carrillo National Park)
Pic of the Day
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Pic of the Day
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Tico Times Pic of the Day: Lagoon hiking at Barva Volcano (Braulio Carrillo National Park)

The Tico Times - March 16, 2019

A day trip to Barva Volcano is a prime option for anyone looking for a somewhat challenging hike in a tranquil setting away from the crowds. Barva,…