PHOTOS: International Feline Expo in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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PHOTOS: International Feline Expo in Costa Rica

AFP and The Tico Times - January 14, 2019

Cats and competitors from across the world came to Costa Rica this weekend for the International Feline Expo. Three judges from Brazil, Germany and the United States…

Costa Rica
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The Tico Times Weekly Digest: Jan. 14, 2019

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 14, 2019

Read the stories mentioned above: Costa Rica names Maduro critic Manuel Ventura as new Foreign Minister Scientist tags shark that killed United States tourist off Cocos Island…

PHOTOS: Bulls in Zapote
Booze and bulls
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Booze and bulls
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PHOTOS: Bulls in Zapote

AFP - December 30, 2018

December is almost over and that means a new year and a bunch of bulls in Zapote. Check out some of the best shots from this year's…

Costa Rica seizes boat with half-ton of cocaine
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica seizes boat with half-ton of cocaine

AFP - December 30, 2018

Costa Rican authorities on Thursday seized a boat carrying 500 kilograms (1,100 pounds) of cocaine and arrested five suspected traffickers, the government said. They moved on the…

Clean energy leader Costa Rica turns attention to electric cars
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Clean energy leader Costa Rica turns attention to electric cars

Marco Sibaja / AFP - December 29, 2018

Costa Rica likes to advertise itself as an ecological paradise, where more than 98 percent of its electricity needs are met by clean energy. But in the…

Off the eaten path: The best of 2018
Dining and Nightlife
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Dining and Nightlife
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Off the eaten path: The best of 2018

The Tico Times - December 28, 2018

We debuted a lot of things in 2018 and one of our favorites was our new dining and nightlife column “Off the Eaten Path.” This column focuses…

Costa Rica
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The Tico Times Weekly Digest: Dec. 24, 2018

Alexander Villegas - December 24, 2018

It's Christmastime in Costa Rica. 🎄🇨🇷🎄 In this special weekly digest, we talk about some end-of-year Costa Rican traditions and introduce you to the newest Tico Times family…

Armed men rob boat with 23 tourists in Tortugero
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Armed men rob boat with 23 tourists in Tortugero

Alexander Villegas - December 23, 2018

Twenty-three tourists aboard a boat in Pococí, Limón were robbed at gunpoint Saturday morning. Police confirmed that three hooded men carrying firearms intercepted the boat, which was…

This week in the Peace Corps: A Costa Rican Country Christmas
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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This week in the Peace Corps: A Costa Rican Country Christmas

Tilyian M. / Peace Corps Volunteer - December 18, 2018

On Dec. 26, 2016, I woke up relieved. I had made it through my very first Christmas away from home. I remember reassuring myself that my second…

PHOTO: Turning waste into virtual currency
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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PHOTO: Turning waste into virtual currency

AFP - December 18, 2018

Costa Rica discards 564 tons of plastic per day of which only 14 are recycled, according to the Ministry of Health's Office of Environmental Health in charge…