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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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…

Retiring in Costa Rica: ‘Come here with an open mind’
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Retiring in Costa Rica: ‘Come here with an open mind’

Michael Krumholtz - February 9, 2017

A decade ago, Allen Dickinson sold his mortgage brokerage in Florida just before the housing market crash and moved down to Costa Rica as a retiree looking…

Locals in Manuel Antonio prevent robbery of U.S. tourist with citizen’s arrest
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Locals in Manuel Antonio prevent robbery of U.S. tourist with citizen’s arrest

Michael Krumholtz - January 2, 2017

A pickpocket attempt on crowded Manuel Antonio Beach on New Year's Day quickly went haywire for three men who tried to snatch the purse off a U.S. tourist.…

U.S. family works to set up Costa Rican halfway house in wake of son’s death
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U.S. family works to set up Costa Rican halfway house in wake of son’s death

Michael Krumholtz - December 15, 2016

In late October, 33-year-old U.S. native Brandon Rowlands died in Costa Rica. Shortly beforehand, he had been placed into an early-release program following a two-year prison sentence…