Finance Minister: Costa Rica needs drastic spending cuts
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Finance Minister: Costa Rica needs drastic spending cuts

AFP - May 31, 2018

Costa Rica's new Finance Minister, Rocío Aguilar, presented a package of drastic cuts to public spending at the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday and asked legislators to support…

Costa Rica dismantles international drug trafficking ring
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Drug trafficking
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Costa Rica dismantles international drug trafficking ring

AFP - May 24, 2018

Costa Rican authorities dismantled an international cocaine trafficking ring that used fishing boats on the country's southern Pacific coast. The successful operation was supported by the governments…

Controversy surrounds Costa Rica’s decision on gender identity
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Controversy surrounds Costa Rica’s decision on gender identity

The Tico Times - May 16, 2018

Costa Rica's Supreme Elections Tribunal (TSE) announced Monday that citizens can change the name on their government issued ID cards to fit their "self-perceived gender," setting off…

Search continues for missing woman in Montezuma, Costa Rica
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Missing Persons
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Search continues for missing woman in Montezuma, Costa Rica

Katherine Stanley - May 10, 2018

Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) told The Tico Times this afternoon that the German tourist who disappeared from Montezuma, on Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula, on May 3 has…

Evangelicals make up quarter of Costa Rica’s new assembly
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The Alvarado Administration
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Evangelicals make up quarter of Costa Rica’s new assembly

AFP and The Tico Times - May 1, 2018

Costa Rica's new Legislative Assembly began work today with an unprecedented group of legislators, in a number of ways. One is that the party of the incoming…

PHOTOS: Nicaraguans in Costa Rica gather to support their country during hard times
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Nicaragua
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PHOTOS: Nicaraguans in Costa Rica gather to support their country during hard times

The Tico Times - April 24, 2018

A group of Nicaraguans who live in Costa Rica gathered at the Plaza de la Democracia in downtown San José on April 21 to demonstrate their love…

Costa Rican third graders ace international technology championship
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Changemakers
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Costa Rican third graders ace international technology championship

The Tico Times - April 23, 2018

Remember our piece a few days ago about how six Costa Rican third-graders were ready to take on the world? Well, they emerged victorious: the students, all…

Protests in Nicaragua renew tensions with Costa Rica
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Nicaragua
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Protests in Nicaragua renew tensions with Costa Rica

AFP - April 20, 2018

Ongoing protests in Nicaragua caused renewed diplomatic tension between that country and its southern neighbor, Costa Rica, on Friday after officials in San José called on Managua…

Now in Costa Rica: Amazon direct delivery
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Now in Costa Rica: Amazon direct delivery

The Tico Times - April 18, 2018

It seems Roger Waters is coming to Costa Rica, and now Amazon direct delivery, too? What's going on this week? The sales giant announced the launch of…

Central America’s first hydrogen-fueled bus hits the road in Costa Rica
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costa rican innovations
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Central America’s first hydrogen-fueled bus hits the road in Costa Rica

Robin Kazmier / Yale Climate Connections - April 18, 2018

GUANACASTE – Just off a quiet road amid sparsely wooded fields are four rows of solar panels and a single wind turbine. The power they generate is…