Teenage designers steal the show at Costa Rican fashion show
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Fashion
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Teenage designers steal the show at Costa Rican fashion show

Natasha Carmona and Maria Fernanda Salas - November 6, 2018

On Oct. 24, guests started to fill a ballroom at the Costa Rica Country Club for ¡HOLA!'s fifth-anniversary runway. The women's magazine covers style, fashion and celebrities…

Betalú wins, Armstrong finishes Ruta de los Conquistadores
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News
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Betalú wins, Armstrong finishes Ruta de los Conquistadores

AFP / The Tico Times - November 5, 2018

Lance Armstrong, the U.S. cycling legend, recovered from a difficult start to the Ruta de los Conquistadores — a tough test of mountain biking in Costa Rica…

Colon tanks, Costa Rica raises interest rates to slow inflation
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Business
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Colon tanks, Costa Rica raises interest rates to slow inflation

AFP and The Tico Times - November 1, 2018

For the first time in history, the Costa Rican Colon surpassed 600 colones per dollar. On Wednesday, some banks were reporting an exchange rate of ₡616 for…

Government denounces racist and misogynistic attacks against Vice President Epsy Campbell
Latin America
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Latin America
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Government denounces racist and misogynistic attacks against Vice President Epsy Campbell

AFP - November 1, 2018

The Costa Rican government expressed solidarity with Vice President and Foreign Minister Epsy Campbell after she was the recipient of racist, misogynistic and hateful attacks in recent…

Tica takes the title: Jenny Méndez wins 43rd Marine Corps Marathon
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Tica takes the title: Jenny Méndez wins 43rd Marine Corps Marathon

Alexander Villegas - October 31, 2018

Jenny Méndez, from San José, Costa Rica, finished at the top of 43rd Marine Corps Marathon in Washington D.C. this Sunday. Méndez, 38, was the top female finisher…

Far-right former army captain Jair Bolsonaro elected president of Brazil
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Brazil
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Far-right former army captain Jair Bolsonaro elected president of Brazil

AFP / Hector Velasco and Rosa Sulleiro - October 28, 2018

Far-right former army captain Jair Bolsonaro was elected president of Brazil on Sunday, beating leftist opponent Fernando Haddad in a runoff election after a bitter and polarized…

Fleeing Nicaragua: Fight another day
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Fleeing Nicaragua: Fight another day

Alejandro Zúñiga and Alexander Villegas - October 28, 2018

La Cruz, Guanacaste — The message from Nicaraguan refugees to Costa Rica is a uniform one: thank you. Not all Ticos have greeted the asylum-seekers kindly. In mid-August,…

Fleeing Nicaragua: Joining forces against the government
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Fleeing Nicaragua: Joining forces against the government

Alejandro Zúñiga and Alexander Villegas - October 27, 2018

Until 2011, Mayorga says he was a Sandinista, a supporter of the Nicaraguan democratic socialist political party that overthrew the Somoza dynasty in 1979. It wasn’t entirely…

Fleeing Nicaragua: The escape
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Fleeing Nicaragua: The escape

Alejandro Zúñiga and Alexander Villegas - October 26, 2018

La Cruz, Guanacaste — It had all happened so quickly. Lesly Antonio Mayorga says that last December on the streets of Jinotega, Nicaragua, a man approached him…

Trump: US to begin cutting aid to Central America over migrant caravan
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Trump: US to begin cutting aid to Central America over migrant caravan

AFP - October 23, 2018

President Donald Trump said Monday the United States will begin cutting aid to three Central American nations because of their governments' failure to stop a migrant caravan…