Bad rainy season leaves dozens dead in 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
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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…

Leilania McGonagle surfs into the record books
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Costa Rica
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Leilania 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
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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
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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…

Guanacaste nonprofit raises money to install cost-saving solar panels
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Costa Rica
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Guanacaste nonprofit raises money to install cost-saving solar panels

Ellen Zoe Golden - September 27, 2017

CEPIA, the Guanacaste-based organization that helps hundreds of at-risk children and families in its area, has taken a bold step to lower their operational costs in order…

Heavy rains send 200 people to shelters around Costa Rica; authorities brace for more
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Costa Rica
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Heavy rains send 200 people to shelters around Costa Rica; authorities brace for more

Katherine Stanley - September 27, 2017

An unusually rainy September – and given what a typical September is like in Costa Rica, the phrase "unusually rainy" denotes some serious downpours – continues to pummel communities around…

The 5 greatest moments in Costa Rican soccer history
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Costa Rica
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The 5 greatest moments in Costa Rican soccer history

Katherine Stanley Obando and Adrián Obando - September 26, 2017

This article was originally published by Costa Rica Soccer Tours and is republished with their permission. Visit their Inside Costa Rica blog for more reflections on the Costa Rican…

Nuclear disarmament is just ‘common sense,’ says Costa Rican President Solís
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Costa Rica
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Nuclear disarmament is just ‘common sense,’ says Costa Rican President Solís

AFP - September 21, 2017

Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís said that the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons signed by dozens of countries on Wednesday is nothing more than…

Central American envoys in Israel  Don’t forget about us
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Central American envoys in Israel Don’t forget about us

Larry Luxner - September 20, 2017

TEL AVIV — As Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu wrapped up his historic trip to Argentina, Colombia and Mexico — marking the first time any Israeli leader has ever…