Smartphone app for migrants being piloted in Central America, Mexico
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Smartphone app for migrants being piloted in Central America, Mexico

AFP - September 30, 2017

A smartphone app designed to help migrants safely move through countries is being tested in Central America and Mexico starting this week ahead of a wider roll-out…

Catching roosterfish in a washing machine
Wetline Costa Rica
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Wetline Costa Rica
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Catching roosterfish in a washing machine

Todd Staley - September 30, 2017

See also: Reader not fond of 'torturing fish,' but sportfishing isn't the problem I have never enjoyed fishing under pressure. I prefer to fish for fun. There…

Costa Rican Foreign Ministry seeks Costa Ricans in Puerto Rico
Caribbean
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Caribbean
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Costa Rican Foreign Ministry seeks Costa Ricans in Puerto Rico

The Tico Times and AFP - September 28, 2017

As Puerto Rico continues to reel in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Costa Rica's Foreign Ministry is seeking out Costa Rican citizens on the island in order…

PHOTOS: A walk in Cahuita National Park
Activities
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Activities
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PHOTOS: A walk in Cahuita National Park

Kristel Segeren - September 28, 2017

Recommended: PHOTOS - Celebrating independence in Limón When you think of Costa Rica's Caribbean shores, things like a laid-back vibe, coconut dishes and calypso might pop up…

Guanacaste nonprofit raises money to install cost-saving solar panels
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Guanacaste nonprofit raises money to install cost-saving solar panels

Ellen Zoe Golden - September 27, 2017

CEPIA, the Guanacaste-based organization that helps hundreds of at-risk children and families in its area, has taken a bold step to lower their operational costs in order…

On the ice and Florida-bound
Photos & Video
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Photos & Video
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On the ice and Florida-bound

The Tico Times - September 26, 2017

Ice isn't something you normally associate with Costa Rica or Florida, but one group of kids plan to show their sub-zero mastery in both places. The Castillo Knights…

‘Slow Food’ fair to offer Costa Rican specialties
Events
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Events
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‘Slow Food’ fair to offer Costa Rican specialties

The Tico Times - September 26, 2017

A food fair, free and open to the public, will celebrate Costa Rican examples of the "Slow Food" movement this Friday in western San José. The Mercado de…

How to make a delicious chilera – and your own banana vinegar
Cooking
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Cooking
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How to make a delicious chilera – and your own banana vinegar

Ed Bernhardt - September 22, 2017

Recently there’s been a lot more interest in the benefits of natural vinegar, and for good reason.  Naturally fermented vinegars have many beneficial properties that improve and…

The truth about real estate appraisals in Costa Rica
Real estate
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Real estate
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The truth about real estate appraisals in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - September 22, 2017

I just had a Whatsapp discussion with someone about the value of real estate appraisals. Our office had a building lot in Pavas listed with a price…

Why I sometimes hate conservation – or, the ‘dolphin breeding ground’ debacle
Op-Ed
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Op-Ed
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Why I sometimes hate conservation – or, the ‘dolphin breeding ground’ debacle

Todd Staley - September 21, 2017

This fisherman is about to open a can of worms here for the second time. The first time was when I agreed with a national legislator who…