Venezuelan diplomat in Costa Rica accuses Guaidó-appointed ambassador of usurping embassy
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Venezuelan diplomat in Costa Rica accuses Guaidó-appointed ambassador of usurping embassy

AFP and The Tico Times - March 20, 2019

The diplomatic representation of Venezuela in Costa Rica accused in court the ambassador appointed by Juan Guaidó of usurpation after she occupied the country’s embassy. Attorney Celso…

In context: Costa Rica’s struggles with indigenous land rights
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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In context: Costa Rica’s struggles with indigenous land rights

The Tico Times - March 19, 2019

Sergio Rojas, a leader of the Bribrí community in Costa Rica, was murdered Monday night in the indigenous territory of Salitre. An investigation into the death is…

‘A tragic day for the Bribrí people’ as leader Sergio Rojas is killed
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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‘A tragic day for the Bribrí people’ as leader Sergio Rojas is killed

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 19, 2019

Sergio Rojas, a leader of the indigenous Bribrí community in Costa Rica, was murdered Monday night, the government confirmed. Rojas was shot to death in an apparent…

Costa Rica enters into free-trade agreement with South Korea
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica enters into free-trade agreement with South Korea

AFP and The Tico Times - March 19, 2019

President Carlos Alvarado signed on Monday a law in Costa Rica that puts into effect the Central American free trade agreement (FTA) with South Korea, the government…

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The Tico Times Weekly Digest: March 18, 2019

Alexander Villegas - March 18, 2019

OIJ joins the investigation into two police officers, the 737 Max is banned from Costa Rican airspace and some awesome vigorones at the Santa Ana farmers market.…

Volunteer firefighters mobilize to protect Nosara from wildfires
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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Volunteer firefighters mobilize to protect Nosara from wildfires

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 18, 2019

Fueled by strong winds and unusually dry conditions, wildfires near Nosara, Guanacaste have forced a community of volunteer firefighters to mobilize for their town’s safety. Bomberos de…

Costa Ricans star as FC Cincinnati wins first MLS match
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Ricans star as FC Cincinnati wins first MLS match

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 17, 2019

The match may have been played in Ohio, but all eyes were on Costa Rica’s stars as FC Cincinnati defeated the Portland Timbers, 3-0, in Sunday afternoon's…

Protesters gather at Nicaraguan embassy in San José to rally against Ortega regime
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Protesters gather at Nicaraguan embassy in San José to rally against Ortega regime

William Foxton - March 16, 2019

About a hundred people gathered outside the Nicaraguan embassy in San José on Saturday to voice their disapproval with the country's imprisonment of political protesters. More than…

Drought subjects Central America to pests, loss of crops and lack of drinking water
Central America
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Central America
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Drought subjects Central America to pests, loss of crops and lack of drinking water

Noe Leiva / AFP and The Tico Times - March 16, 2019

VALLE DE ANGELES, Honduras — An agronomist places traps in a wooded area on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa to monitor the return of an insect that years…

Nicaraguan ‘marathon protester’ escapes to Costa Rica after leaving prison
Latin America
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Latin America
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Nicaraguan ‘marathon protester’ escapes to Costa Rica after leaving prison

AFP and The Tico Times - March 15, 2019

Alex Vanegas, the 62-year-old Nicaraguan marathon runner who was jailed for nearly four months for supporting the protests against president Daniel Ortega, fled to Costa Rica shortly…