Human rights group calls for legal action against ‘erotic vacation provider’
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Costa Rica
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Human rights group calls for legal action against ‘erotic vacation provider’

Michael Krumholtz - February 2, 2017

The international humans rights organization Equality Now has made a public call to U.S. authorities to prosecute a sex tour operator that promote trips to numerous destinations, including…

Bamboo biker seeks to raise environmental awareness on trip through South America
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Climate Change
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Bamboo biker seeks to raise environmental awareness on trip through South America

Michael Krumholtz - January 26, 2017

A homemade bamboo bike may just be the perfect tool for combating climate change if Dr. Kate Rawles has her way. The British full-time writer and former university…

Central American leaders confident Trump won’t revoke CAFTA
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CAFTA
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Central American leaders confident Trump won’t revoke CAFTA

AFP - January 25, 2017

While President Donald Trump is scrapping or revising major trade accords, Central America believes a pact it has with the United States will emerge unscathed. Government officials…

Costa Rica sues Nicaragua over military camp near border
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica sues Nicaragua over military camp near border

L. Arias - January 16, 2017

Costa Rica filed a new complaint against Nicaragua before International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague on Monday, denouncing the presence of a military camp from…

Costa Rican government applauds U.S. decision to stop ‘wet foot, dry foot’ policy on Cuban migrants
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican government applauds U.S. decision to stop ‘wet foot, dry foot’ policy on Cuban migrants

Tico Times and AFP - January 13, 2017

While facing the Cuban migrant crisis over the past year, Costa Rica has seen first-hand the oncoming waves of migrants from Cuba trying to make their way north to…

President Solís: ‘If you want to get through a border, you’ll be able to sooner or later’
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Costa Rica
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President Solís: ‘If you want to get through a border, you’ll be able to sooner or later’

Michael Krumholtz - January 13, 2017

On the very front of Luís Guillermo Solís' desk in his Casa Presidencial office, there's a small but telling ode to U.S. politics. Perched on the desk…

Infamous ‘La Platina’ bridge to close for 24 hours beginning Thursday
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Costa Rica
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Infamous ‘La Platina’ bridge to close for 24 hours beginning Thursday

Michael Krumholtz - January 11, 2017

The seemingly never-ending works on "La Platina" bridge will continue to frustrate Costa Rican motorists this week as another prolonged closure looms. Officials from the Public Works and…

Costa Rica’s police force plans to add 1,000 officers
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s police force plans to add 1,000 officers

Michael Krumholtz - January 10, 2017

The Costa Rican government plans to take more than $80 million dollars (₡45 billion) from the revenues that would be generated by a new tax law to increase…

Cold front brings heavy rains, winds through Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Cold front brings heavy rains, winds through Costa Rica

Michael Krumholtz - January 9, 2017

Costa Rica's bad weather blues just won't quit. Still reeling from a deadly hurricane and seeing an uptick in ashfall from Turrialba Volcano, the country is now…

Costa Rica suffered through most violent year on record in 2016
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica suffered through most violent year on record in 2016

Michael Krumholtz - January 3, 2017

Not even Costa Rica could avoid the curse of 2016, as it marked the most violent year in the country's history. Annual statistics confirm that Costa Rica continues…