Becoming Costa Rican: 5 new Ticas celebrate Independence Day
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Becoming Costa Rican: 5 new Ticas celebrate Independence Day

Paula Álvarez - September 15, 2017

At first glance, the First Lady of the Republic, a writer from Tennessee, an Australian small-business owner, a Honduran student, and an eight-month-old baby girl living in…

Costa Rica, The Quiz: How much has your adopted country changed you?
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Costa Rica, The Quiz: How much has your adopted country changed you?

Katherine Stanley - September 13, 2017

See also: You can't speak Spanish without huevos What’s the sound of one hand clapping? In Costa Rica, it’s a delicious little snap-snap-snap made by holding the…

How to beat the rainy season with kids
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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How to beat the rainy season with kids

Jill Replogle and Katherine Stanley - September 8, 2017

Updated from the original version published on Oct. 14, 2015. I come from dry places. I am relatively new at motherhood. I am relatively new to Costa…

Dollar exchange rate down following Central Bank’s intervention announcement
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Dollar exchange rate down following Central Bank’s intervention announcement

L. Arias - May 26, 2017

The Central Bank of Costa Rica (BCCR) will intervene in the foreign exchange market in order to curb the sustained hike in the exchange rate of the…

Dollar exchange rate reaches highest price in seven years
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Business
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Dollar exchange rate reaches highest price in seven years

L. Arias - May 19, 2017

The exchange rate of the Costa Rican colón against the dollar reached ₡581.90 (to sell) and ₡569.26 (to buy) on Thursday, the highest since January 2010. The…

Costa Rican police rescue U.S. family adrift off Pacific coast
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican police rescue U.S. family adrift off Pacific coast

Michael Krumholtz - April 20, 2017

A family of four from the United States was rescued off the coast of Playa Flamingo in the Costa Rican province of Guanacaste after their kayak was…

Dean Hinton, former U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica, dies at 94
En paz descanse
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En paz descanse
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Dean Hinton, former U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica, dies at 94

The Tico Times - April 5, 2017

The distinguished Career Ambassador Deane R. Hinton died on the morning of March 28 at his home in Escazú, west of San José. He was 94 years old.…

Israeli investor accuses U.S. man of heading medical marijuana fraud
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Israeli investor accuses U.S. man of heading medical marijuana fraud

Michael Krumholtz - March 27, 2017

A U.S. businessman is accused of using Costa Rica’s medical marijuana bill to defraud an Israeli investor out of thousands of dollars, according to an official complaint…

Costa Rican Coast Guard rescues U.S. tourists adrift at sea near Quepos
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican Coast Guard rescues U.S. tourists adrift at sea near Quepos

Michael Krumholtz - March 14, 2017

Costa Rican Coast Guard officials rescued a trio of U.S. boaters in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Quepos after the tourists' boat went adrift Tuesday…

Former U.S. convict Dan Fowlie speaks out against being barred entry to Costa Rica again
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Costa Rica
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Former U.S. convict Dan Fowlie speaks out against being barred entry to Costa Rica again

Michael Krumholtz - February 13, 2017

Dan Fowlie, the one-time "King of Pavones" who is currently involved in a major land dispute in the town he helped build, has again been blocked from…