Almost all of Costa Rica’s energy has come from renewable sources since 2014
Electricity
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Electricity
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Almost all of Costa Rica’s energy has come from renewable sources since 2014

AFP - July 12, 2018

Costa Rica has generated 98.53 percent of its electricity from renewable sources over the past four years, using its rivers, volcanoes, wind and solar power. “Basing [electricity]…

Power lines and wildlife electrocutions: A deadly problem
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Power lines and wildlife electrocutions: A deadly problem

Helene Engler - July 4, 2018

In this two-part series, Helene Engler looks at the danger that power lines pose to Costa Rican wildlife, the debate surrounding the issue, and the activists trying…

Battle over Tortuguero Road heats up again
Travel and Tourism
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Travel and Tourism
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Battle over Tortuguero Road heats up again

John McPhaul - July 2, 2018

The on-and-off battle over the proposed road through the Atlantic Coast Tortuguero National Park is heating up again after the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) stopped…

Unaccompanied Costa Rican child ‘doing well’ after being found in Arizona desert
Immigration
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Immigration
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Unaccompanied Costa Rican child ‘doing well’ after being found in Arizona desert

Alexander Villegas - June 21, 2018

United States Border Patrol agents found an unaccompanied 6-year-old Costa Rican boy in the Arizona desert Tuesday evening. The child said his uncle helped him make the journey from…

Children in cages: this feels like defeat
No Sugar Please
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No Sugar Please
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Children in cages: this feels like defeat

Alvaro Murillo - June 20, 2018

I don’t know how I would feel if I weren’t a father. However, I am, and there are very few times that I’ve felt as sad as…

A guide to watching the World Cup in Costa Rica
Soccer
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Soccer
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A guide to watching the World Cup in Costa Rica

Elizabeth Lang - June 14, 2018

What a time to celebrate: Costa Rica is preparing for its fifth World Cup. On this occasion, scheduling may damper the celebrations somewhat – two of the…

400 kilos of cocaine are seized in Costa Rica
Drugs
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Drugs
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400 kilos of cocaine are seized in Costa Rica

AFP - June 12, 2018

Costa Rican authorities seized 406 kilos of cocaine that were hidden in a container in a vessel that originated in the Colombian port of Turbo, authorities reported…

God save our gracious Queen (and San Keylor too)
Tico Times Pic of the Day
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Tico Times Pic of the Day
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God save our gracious Queen (and San Keylor too)

Katherine Stanley - June 7, 2018

Just thirty minutes to game time: England will host the Costa Rican National Team at Elland Road, Leeds, at 1 pm today Costa Rican time. The match…

Costa Rica’s Epsy Campbell speaks out against Venezuelan elections
News
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News
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Costa Rica’s Epsy Campbell speaks out against Venezuelan elections

AFP and The Tico Times - June 5, 2018

Various members of the Organization of American States urged the body Monday to reject Venezuela's elections and to begin moves to kick Caracas out of the club.…

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