Why aren’t eggs refrigerated at Costa Rican grocery stores?
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Why aren’t eggs refrigerated at Costa Rican grocery stores?

Zach Dyer - April 17, 2018

Walking down the refrigerated aisle of the grocery store you’ll find milk, cheese, and … wait, no eggs? Many people from the United States are used to finding…

Love in the cards
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Valentine's Day
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Love in the cards

Zach Dyer - February 13, 2018

There is a beauty parlor in San José where lonely hearts go. Off San José’s main thoroughfare, Avenida 2, below a residential tower, down a flight of…

‘I feel like they cut me down to the roots’: A Salvadoran refugee’s story
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Costa Rica
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‘I feel like they cut me down to the roots’: A Salvadoran refugee’s story

Zach Dyer - August 16, 2016

Jonathan knew something bad was about to happen but the punch to the head took him by surprise. The blow, landed by one of four members of…

Giving guaro a second sip
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Giving guaro a second sip

Zach Dyer - August 12, 2016

It was blue when it showed up. I mean, really blue. I was on my first trip to Costa Rica and I wanted to try something local,…

Costa Rica Coast Guard seizes more than 2 metric tons of cocaine
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica Coast Guard seizes more than 2 metric tons of cocaine

Zach Dyer - July 28, 2016

Costa Rican Coast Guard officers arrested four men on a fishing boat carrying more than 2 metric tons of cocaine in the early hours of Thursday morning,…

Costa Rica to host Central Americans seeking asylum in US
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica to host Central Americans seeking asylum in US

Zach Dyer - July 26, 2016

The governments of the United States and Costa Rica announced Tuesday that Costa Rica would begin hosting Central American refugees applying for asylum in the United States…

Costa Rica’s Turrialba Volcano erupts, sends ash 3 km high
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s Turrialba Volcano erupts, sends ash 3 km high

Zach Dyer - July 25, 2016

Turrialba Volcano decided to celebrate the Annexation of Nicoya national holiday with a bang Monday. At 7:22 a.m., the volcano sent a column of ash, rock and steam…

Costa Rican colón dips against US dollar
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican colón dips against US dollar

Zach Dyer - July 20, 2016

The Costa Rican currency, the colón, has been on a slow slide against the U.S. dollar during the last several months, but analysts say it’s unlikely to…

Pressure mounts on Costa Rica-Nicaragua border after migrant shelter closes
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Costa Rica
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Pressure mounts on Costa Rica-Nicaragua border after migrant shelter closes

Zach Dyer - July 15, 2016

Mattieu Komlou didn't know where he was going to sleep Thursday night. That afternoon, he and two other friends he’s traveling with left on a bus from Los…

Don’t like how someone parked? Give ‘em a ticket 
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Don’t like how someone parked? Give ‘em a ticket 

Zach Dyer - July 13, 2016

The sidewalks in San José are so tight it can be hard for two people to walk down them shoulder-to-shoulder, especially when there’s a car parked on…