Costa Rica ends year with more than 26,000 ‘irregular migrants’ on the books
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Costa Rica ends year with more than 26,000 ‘irregular migrants’ on the books

AFP and Tico Times Staff - December 20, 2016

See also: Cuban migrants storm Costa Rica-Panama border demanding to pass Costa Rica saw an "unprecedented" migratory flow into the country this year, with tens of thousands…

A small town unites to help Hurricane Otto victims – the Costa Rican way
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A small town unites to help Hurricane Otto victims – the Costa Rican way

Harriet Smith - November 28, 2016

BIJAGUA, Alajuela – As most people know by now, Hurricane Otto caused a path of devastation across northern Costa Rica late last week. One of the hardest…

End of an era as revolutionary Fidel Castro dies
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End of an era as revolutionary Fidel Castro dies

Alexandre Grosbois, AFP - November 26, 2016

HAVANA, Cuba: Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro has died aged 90, prompting mixed grief and joy Saturday along with international tributes for the man whose iron-fisted rule…

Here’s how you can donate to Hurricane Otto relief in Costa Rica
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Here’s how you can donate to Hurricane Otto relief in Costa Rica

Michael Krumholtz - November 25, 2016

Hurricane Otto left Costa Rica Friday with significant damage, particularly in parts of the Northern Zone, where 10 deaths and a number of disappearances have been reported as…

Images of Hurricane Otto’s Thursday impact
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Images of Hurricane Otto’s Thursday impact

Tico Times Staff and AFP - November 25, 2016

Hurricane Otto made landfall in Costa Rica at approximately 3:30 pm Wednesday; the eye of the hurricane is moving into the Pacific as of this writing on Thursday…

PHOTOS: Hurricane Otto begins path of destruction through Central America
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PHOTOS: Hurricane Otto begins path of destruction through Central America

AFP - November 23, 2016

Otto, the tropical storm that returned to Category 1 hurricane status on Wednesday evening, has already begun affecting parts of Panama and Nicaragua. The sixth Atlantic storm of the…

What to do as Costa Rica braces for Hurricane Otto
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What to do as Costa Rica braces for Hurricane Otto

Michael Krumholtz - November 23, 2016

The late-season tropical storm Otto is expected to hit Costa Rica as a hurricane as soon as Wednesday night, and officials have urged local residents and tourists to take…

PHOTOS: Tour of Limón province showcases region’s human and natural diversity
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PHOTOS: Tour of Limón province showcases region’s human and natural diversity

Karl Kahler - November 14, 2016

The Tico Times recently joined a two-day tour of the province of Limón sponsored by the Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT) to look at the development of…

Gandoca: Remote Caribbean refuge is a window into the wild
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Gandoca: Remote Caribbean refuge is a window into the wild

Karl Kahler - October 31, 2016

We were driving up a hill, in a jungle in the southernmost part of Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast. My hands reached from within the car to the…

Costa Rica frets as Panama allows migrants to cross border
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Costa Rica frets as Panama allows migrants to cross border

AFP - August 11, 2016

SAN JOSÉ -- Costa Rica expressed "concern" Wednesday about neighboring Panama's decision to allow migrants to cross their common border, as it struggles with thousands of migrants…