Costa Rica, Lima Group call for urgent audit of Venezuelan elections
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Latin America
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Costa Rica, Lima Group call for urgent audit of Venezuelan elections

AFP - October 18, 2017

The 12 countries that make up the recently formed Lima Group demanded on Tuesday that an urgent “independent audit” of the Venezuelan electoral process be carried out.…

VIDEO: U.S. Ambassador Day signs donation of ships to Costa Rican Coast Guard
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Costa Rica
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VIDEO: U.S. Ambassador Day signs donation of ships to Costa Rican Coast Guard

The Tico Times - October 14, 2017

New U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica Sharon Day and Public Security Minister Gustavo Mata visited the port of Caldera on the Central Pacific coast on Friday to…

Government charters flight to bring Costa Ricans home from Puerto Rico
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Government charters flight to bring Costa Ricans home from Puerto Rico

Katherine Stanley - October 5, 2017

The Costa Rican government has arranged a flight for approximately 65 Ticos in Puerto Rico who have asked for assistance in returning to their country in the…

UPDATED: Tropical storm causes deaths, flooding in Costa Rica and region
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UPDATED: Tropical storm causes deaths, flooding in Costa Rica and region

The Tico Times and AFP - October 5, 2017

See photos and video from around the country. A tropical storm churning north through Central America killed at least eight people in Costa Rica Thursday, with approximately…

Bad rainy season leaves dozens dead in Central America
Central America
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Central America
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Bad rainy season leaves dozens dead in Central America

AFP and The TIco Times - October 4, 2017

An unusually intense rainy season in Central America has left dozens dead and thousands more affected by damaged or destroyed homes and roads. Weather observatories said precipitation…

Foreign Ministry signs agreements with United Arab Emirates
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Foreign Ministry signs agreements with United Arab Emirates

The Tico Times - October 3, 2017

Officials from Costa Rica and the United Arab Emirates signed tax and reciprocal investment agreements in San José Monday following bilateral meetings at the Casa Amarilla, or…

Leilani McGonagle surfs into the record books
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Leilani McGonagle surfs into the record books

Ellen Zoe Golden - October 3, 2017

Leilani McGonagle, the Costa Rican surfing star from the Southern Zone community of Pavones, had her sights set high. She went into her fourth consecutive final at…

A Costa Rican student in New York dreams big: ‘micro buildings’ for a green future
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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A Costa Rican student in New York dreams big: ‘micro buildings’ for a green future

Elizabeth Lang - October 1, 2017

Imagine a city where the designs and construction techniques of buildings reduce utility costs, improve people’s wellness and affect the natural environment in a positive way. Converting such…

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…

Costa Rican Foreign Ministry seeks Costa Ricans in Puerto Rico
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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…