Wild myths: Costa Rican animal legends
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Wild myths: Costa Rican animal legends

Lindsay Fendt - January 4, 2018

Long before hordes of tourists and biologists began flocking to Costa Rica for its amazing biodiversity, the country’s native peoples were the area’s first wildlife experts. Through close…

Luscious green
Tico Times Pic of the Day
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Tico Times Pic of the Day
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Luscious green

The Tico Times - January 4, 2018

The coast of Manuel Antonio National Park shows off its lush green vegetation in a view from the water. As the 2017-2018 high season continues, those leafy…

Costa Rica murder rate hits record high in 2017
Crime
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Crime
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Costa Rica murder rate hits record high in 2017

AFP - January 4, 2018

Costa Rica recorded its highest-ever annual murder rate in 2017, authorities said this week, blaming score-settling between gangs and drug trafficking for the rise. The nation of…

Our favorite Weekend Arts Spotlight interviews of 2017
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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Our favorite Weekend Arts Spotlight interviews of 2017

The Tico Times - January 1, 2018

During the past year, we interviewed many cultural figures within the disciplines of art, music, photography and dance. We talked with people who have used art as…

A piece of paradise
Tico Times Pic of the Day
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Tico Times Pic of the Day
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A piece of paradise

The Tico Times - January 1, 2018

In Costa Rica and around the world, New Year's Day often finds us seeking a little peace and quiet after the festivities of the holidays. In that…

Costa Rica’s year in photos: festivals, scandal and victory
Year in review
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Year in review
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Costa Rica’s year in photos: festivals, scandal and victory

The Tico Times - December 29, 2017

From Turrialba Volcano spewing ash, to La Sele's joy after qualifying for the 2018 World Cup, to Costa Rican political candidates holding a debate in La Reforma prison…

Costa Rica, 2017: A look back at our most surprising stories
Year in review
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Year in review
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Costa Rica, 2017: A look back at our most surprising stories

The Tico Times - December 29, 2017

With New Year’s Eve upon us, we’re taking a look at some of the most memorable stories we reported in 2017: from the massive impact of the…

2018: A big year for Latin American elections
Latin America
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Latin America
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2018: A big year for Latin American elections

by Tupac Pointu/AFP - December 29, 2017

MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY – Next year will be a big election year for Latin America, a region where democracy in many countries is only decades young, and where…

Ojalá: A Costa Rican sense of luck
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Ojalá: A Costa Rican sense of luck

Raquel Chanto - December 29, 2017

As the clock strikes midnight and the fireworks light up the night sky on Sunday, thousands of Costa Rican families will have prepared for the rituals that,…

Almost ready to let go
Tico Times Pic of the Day
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Tico Times Pic of the Day
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Almost ready to let go

The Tico Times - December 29, 2017

Our daily Costa Rican moment of zen.