Almost all of Costa Rica’s energy has come from renewable sources since 2014
Electricity
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Electricity
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Almost all of Costa Rica’s energy has come from renewable sources since 2014

AFP - July 12, 2018

Costa Rica has generated 98.53 percent of its electricity from renewable sources over the past four years, using its rivers, volcanoes, wind and solar power. “Basing [electricity]…

Andrey Amador rises again
sports
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sports
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Andrey Amador rises again

The Tico Times - July 11, 2018

Costa Rica's Audrey Amador, center, and other riders get up after being caught in a massive pack fall in the last kilometers of the fourth stage of…

Florida company pleads guilty in NY to soccer bribery
FIFA
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FIFA
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Florida company pleads guilty in NY to soccer bribery

AFP - July 11, 2018

NEW YORK, NY – A Florida media company pleaded guilty Tuesday to bribing soccer officials and agreed, with its Spanish parent company, to pay more than $24 million…

Chile, Costa Rica join forces on environmental issues, gender equality
Foreign Policy
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Foreign Policy
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Chile, Costa Rica join forces on environmental issues, gender equality

The Tico Times - July 10, 2018

Chilean President Sebastian Piñera, left, and Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado sign bilateral agreements at Casa Presidencial in San José on July 9, 2018. The agreements included…

The Spanish neuter form: lo que makes us loco
Moving to Costa Rica
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Moving to Costa Rica
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The Spanish neuter form: lo que makes us loco

Kate Galante - July 6, 2018

This one’s going to be a bit tough to explain, but here goes. Spanish has four forms of the definite article, our “the” (el, la, los, las)…

Costa Rica parts company with head coach Oscar Ramírez
Soccer
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Soccer
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Costa Rica parts company with head coach Oscar Ramírez

AFP - July 5, 2018

The Costa Rican Football Federation (FEDEFUT) has parted ways with coach Oscar Ramírez after a disappointing World Cup showing. "Oscar Ramírez will not continue as coach; his…

The dark side of Nicaragua
No Sugar Please
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No Sugar Please
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The dark side of Nicaragua

Álvaro Murillo - July 5, 2018

On November 2016 I published a piece at Semanario Universidad entitled “Nicaragua, at the border of dictatorship” and I remember that many friends, contacts and readers criticized…

Power lines and wildlife electrocutions: A deadly problem
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Power lines and wildlife electrocutions: A deadly problem

Helene Engler - July 4, 2018

In this two-part series, Helene Engler looks at the danger that power lines pose to Costa Rican wildlife, the debate surrounding the issue, and the activists trying…

One dead in new round of protests in Nicaragua
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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One dead in new round of protests in Nicaragua

AFP - July 4, 2018

Anti-government activists hold a demonstration in Managua, Nicaragua, on July 3, 2018, demanding justice for those killed in recent protests, and the immediate resignation of Nicaraguan President…

Guatemalan woman reunites with children in New York
Immigration
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Immigration
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Guatemalan woman reunites with children in New York

AFP - July 3, 2018

NEW YORK CITY - Yeni Maricela Gonzalez Garcia (center) stands with Janey Pearl and Democratic Congressman Adriano Espaillat as she speaks with the news media following a…