Costa Rica’s plastic invasion
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Costa Rica’s plastic invasion

Juan Carlos Piñar - June 5, 2018

Excerpted from a series on plastic use and pollution in Costa Rica and the world, coming next week to The Tico Times. In the script of a…

Ballet performance raises funds for low-income patients and families
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Ballet performance raises funds for low-income patients and families

Katherine Stanley - May 29, 2018

Dancing for a cause: The Junior Company of the famed Kirov Academy of Ballet (KAB), from Washington, D.C., will perform tonight and tomorrow at the Eugene O'Neill Theater in…

Costa Rican entrepreneur launches swimwear line to empower women
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Costa Rican entrepreneur launches swimwear line to empower women

Elizabeth Lang - May 24, 2018

María Luisa Mendiola is a young Costa Rican woman living in New York who’s all about creating change in everything she does. She studied Economics at Georgetown…

Costa Rica’s snakebite research pioneers save lives worldwide
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Costa Rica’s snakebite research pioneers save lives worldwide

Mitzi Stark - May 23, 2018

The Clodomiro Picado Institute is spread along the main road of Dulce Nombre de Coronado, northeast of San José. Its green-blue buildings appear to be another office…

Through adaptive surfing, disabled athletes conquer Costa Rica’s waves
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Through adaptive surfing, disabled athletes conquer Costa Rica’s waves

Ellen Zoe Golden - May 18, 2018

Part I of III. Costa Rica already maintains a stellar reputation as a surfing destination. According to Carlos Brenes of the Costa Rica Federation of Surf (FSC),…

Young people speak out in Costa Rica
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Young people speak out in Costa Rica

The Tico Times and Vecinos Activos - May 16, 2018

On May 6, 350 people, both Costa Ricans and foreigners, gathered at the María Aguilar River in downtown San José to plant trees in an activity organized…

Tico Times readers share their goals for Costa Rica
¿Y vos qué harás?
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¿Y vos qué harás?
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Tico Times readers share their goals for Costa Rica

Elizabeth Lang - May 15, 2018

Last week we shared some videos of our team telling you what we’ll do in the upcoming four years with the change of the new government and…

A teenager’s quest to fight cancer in Costa Rica: Meet ‘Slimes Pura Vida’
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A teenager’s quest to fight cancer in Costa Rica: Meet ‘Slimes Pura Vida’

Katherine Stanley - April 26, 2018

From all appearances, Nava Haney is fearless. After all, this is the 13-year-old who took center stage on Costa Rica's "Dancing with the Stars" last year to…

Costa Rican third graders ace international technology championship
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Costa Rican third graders ace international technology championship

The Tico Times - April 23, 2018

Remember our piece a few days ago about how six Costa Rican third-graders were ready to take on the world? Well, they emerged victorious: the students, all…

Nosara Animal Care raises funds for animals in need
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Nosara Animal Care raises funds for animals in need

The Tico Times - April 19, 2018

Nosara Animal Care, an organization that connects generous animal lovers with local stray cats and dogs in need in coastal Guanacaste, has been focusing its efforts this…