Día de las Culturas/Columbus Day: a brief, incomplete guide
Global
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Global
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Día de las Culturas/Columbus Day: a brief, incomplete guide

Jill Replogle - October 16, 2017

Happy Día de las Culturas (Cultures Day), Columbus Day, Día de la Raza (Race Day, loosely translated), Indigenous Peoples Day, Day of Indigenous Resistance, Day of the…

PHOTOS: Every Costa Rica sloth image you will ever need to see
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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PHOTOS: Every Costa Rica sloth image you will ever need to see

Lindsay Fendt - September 11, 2017

There was a time, not so long ago, when sloths were not considered adorable. That time has now passed and here at The Tico Times we want to…

Bird Observatory to receive Country Brand
Latin America
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Latin America
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Bird Observatory to receive Country Brand

The Tico Times - August 11, 2017

The Costa Rican Bird Observatory (CRBO) organization received the “Essential Costa Rica” Certification from the Costa Rican Tourism Institute. This makes CRBO the first environmental ONG to…

Costa Rica, Venezuela clash at OAS summit in Mexico
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica, Venezuela clash at OAS summit in Mexico

L. Arias - June 20, 2017

The foreign ministers of Costa Rica and Venezuela engaged in a verbal spat after delegates at the 47th General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) failed…

Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega dies at 83
Central America
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Central America
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Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega dies at 83

AFP - May 30, 2017

PANAMA CITY - Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Antonio Noriega Moreno, who was ousted from power by U.S. soldiers in 1989 and spent years in prison for drug trafficking…

Defendants captured aboard supposed drug vessel accuse U.S. authorities of torture
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Defendants captured aboard supposed drug vessel accuse U.S. authorities of torture

Michael Krumholtz - May 4, 2017

After six men were arrested aboard a boat off Costa Rica's Pacific coast with what authorities said was more than one ton of cocaine, it took more than…

Venezuelan lawmaker says in Costa Rica that her people eat from garbage trucks
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Venezuelan lawmaker says in Costa Rica that her people eat from garbage trucks

L. Arias - April 25, 2017

Venezuelan opposition lawmaker Dinorah Figuera talked about the situation in her country at a press conference at the Legislative Assembly in San José, saying that while Venezuela…

Men caught with one ton of drugs in Costa Rica allowed to walk free, police say
Caribbean
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Caribbean
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Men caught with one ton of drugs in Costa Rica allowed to walk free, police say

Michael Krumholtz - April 14, 2017

Four men caught off the coast of Limón with more than one ton of marijuana onboard their ship were allowed to walk free by ruling of an area judge Thursday. The decision…

Costa Rican computer engineer awarded a Pulitzer Prize
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican computer engineer awarded a Pulitzer Prize

L. Arias - April 11, 2017

Rigoberto Carvajal Pérez, a computer engineer, became the first Tico to win a Pulitzer Prize on Monday. He is part of the team that investigated and exposed the…

Woman records video of man reaching down her shirt on bus; receives no help from driver
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Woman records video of man reaching down her shirt on bus; receives no help from driver

Michael Krumholtz - April 11, 2017

A six-hour bus ride in Costa Rica quickly turned into a nightmare for a young woman Monday. The woman, identified only by her Facebook name of Fabiola CH,…